The Armenian Diaspora: Elective Leadership and Worldwide Structure
USC DIASPORA SYMPOSIUM OF NOV. 20 WAS WEBCAST GLOBALLY
Los Angeles -- After months of preparation, the USC Institute of Armenian Studies presented on November 20, a one-day symposium on the Armenian Diaspora in its present configuration, focusing on the imperatives and determinants of collective action, and exploring the modalities of achieving it through electoral processes.
The symposium discussed critically the different methods of transnational cooperation and cohesion, and searched for mechanisms that would maximize the legitimacy and efficacy of a pan-diasporan leadership structure.
By all indications, the Diaspora Symposium has generated great interest in Armenia and among Diaspora communities worldwide.
Those wishing to watch the proceedings on the internet, the Link is: http://capture.usc.edu/mediasite/Viewer/?peid=555571291d934fcfb6650cb76ebe456d1d
- Mark Arax, Journalist/Author, Fresno
- Dr. Stephan Astourian, UC Berkeley
- Dr. Andrew Demirdjian, CSU Long Beach
- Gov. George Deukmejian, California
- Amb. John Evans, Washington D.C.
- Mark Geragos, Esq., Los Angeles
- Dr. Levon Marashlian, Glendale Community College
- Dr. Gaidz Minassian, Foundation for Strategic Research, Paris
- Harut Sassounian, Publisher, The California Courier
- Dr. Archalus Tcheknavorian-Asenbauer, Senior Advisor to United Nations, Vienna