March 25, 2016
Well-known Lebanese architect Bernard Khoury recently paid a visit to Yerevan. Khoury is famous for his modern architectural solutions, innovative and non-standard approach, which repeatedly led him to be called the bad boy of architecture.
Khoury’s works can be seen all over the world – in Dubai, Italy, Beirut, Mexico, Kuwait, Venice, New York, among many other locations. There’s a tribute to Khoury’s mastery in Armenia as well: the architect authored Tumo Plaza, the internal design and square of the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies.
March 14, 2016
The Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development (CEED) Foundation has been implementing various projects to boost the development of Armenia’s IT sector, Armenia – U.S. IT Acceleration Program being among them. In an interview with PanARMENIAN.Net, CEED Director Jemma Israyelyan elaborates on past projects, upcoming endeavors and the Armenia IT Startup Forum to be held in Silicon Valley.
March 5, 2016
In the framework of constitutional reforms in Armenia, the new electoral code addresses the introduction of electronic voting among other things. PanARMENIAN.Net spoke to Katrin Nyman-Metcalf, the Head of Research at the Estonian e-Governance Academy and the Head of the Chair of Law and Technology at Tallinn Law School about the peculiarities of e-voting in Estonia and the challenges the system faces worldwide.
February 22, 2016
Andrew Mkrtchyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Ameriabank elaborated in an interview on the future of Armenian banking system and possible developments for 2016, tackling questions on the crisis in the system, Ameriabank's recent collaboration with international financial institutions and much more. The interview was triggered by the two deals signed by Ameriabank with major IFIs: the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invested $40 million in the capital of Ameriabank, while the International Finance Corporation (IFC) provided a $50 million subordinated loan.
November 11, 2015
With the IT sector developing fast in Armenia, small and medium enterprises need more and more global exposure and guidance by accomplished business leaders. According to Jemma Israyelyan, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development (CEED) Foundation, CEED Global Club is a great platform that brings together entrepreneurs from around the world to share experiences, explore new markets, and meet potential partners and investors globally. PanARMENIAN.Net talked to Israyelyan about CEED, its activities, target audience and much more.
September 15, 2015
6 works from the New York-based Armenian artist Tigran Tsitoghdzyan's “Mirrors” series have been showcased at Cafesjian Center for the Arts since June. Tsitoghdzyan was born in Yerevan. After graduating from the State Academy of Fine Arts, he went on to study at École Cantonale d'Art du Valais in Switzerland. The artist later moved to New York, where he lives to this day. PanARMENIAN.Net spoke to the artist about his career, “Mirrors” series and New York, while PAN Photo photographed him.
Marie Lou Papazian:
September 4, 2015
A new Tumo branch with a capacity of 500-1000 students opened in Artsakh, with every student to attend four Tumo classes: animation, filmmaking, web design and game development basics. Also, over 1000 students have registered to attend classes in a newly-opened Tumo branch in Gyumri. PanARMENIAN.Net conversed to Marie Lou Papazian, CEO of the Simonian Educational Foundation and Managing Director of the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies.
May 29, 2015
In the framework of events commemorating the Armenian Genocide centennial, Danish photojournalist Jan Grarup visited Armenia and opened the global forum “Against the Crime of Genocide” in Yerevan. The exhibitions held during the forum included photos by Grarup, taken during the Rwandan genocide, the Gulf War, the Siege of Sarajevo. Grarup has received much acclaim for his work, as well as the 1st prize of World Press Photo for his picture of Kosovo war. PanARMENIAN.Net talked with Grarup about his dangerous profession and the documentation of genocide.
May 19, 2015
Fish products by the Armenia-based ARTEZIANICA company are becoming increasingly preferred by Russians. The owner of the Armenian processing company ARTEZIANICA Alexey Dmitriev shared the secret of their popularity, innovative technologies used by the company, prospects of the development of fish farming sector in Armenia.
Richard G. Hovannisian:
April 29, 2015
Professor Richard G. Hovannisian visited Armenia on the threshold of the Armenian Genocide centennial. On April 21, the presentation of the Armenian version of “The Republic of Armenia, Vol. II: From Versailles to London, 1919-1920” by the prominent historian was held in the RA National Academy of Sciences. PanARMENIAN.Net talked to prof. Hovannisian on some issues.