The Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) is pleased to announce that it will hold a panel discussion entitled “The Armenian Genocide in American Journalism: 1915-2015” at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

The Assembly panel will feature presentations by Christopher Atamian, author and writer for Huffington Post, Michael Bobelian, author and contributing writer for, Stephen Kurkjian, former journalist fromThe Boston Globe, and Robert Ourlian, editor for the Washington Bureau of The Wall Street Journal. Peter Mirijanian, President of Peter Mirijanian Public Affairs, will serve as moderator.

The discussion will focus on how the Armenian Genocide has been characterized and portrayed in American media over the last 100 years. Mainstream American publications such as The New York Times, Washington Post, and the Boston Globe extensively covered the Armenian Genocide before, during and after the attempted annihilation of the Armenian people. In addition to the reports of the massacres, coverage of America’s effort to help save the survivors, the first international philanthropic campaign of the American people in the 20th century, received considerable attention in the press. As we approach the centenary of the Armenian Genocide, the topic is being featured in every major news syndicate across the globe.

The panel will be held in the Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045. The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and RSVP is required. Online registration is available here.

Assembly PSA: Vote Today!

The following is a Public Service Announcement from the Armenian Assembly of America:

The Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) encourages all Americans of Armenian descent to fulfill your patriotic duty and exercise your right to vote, today, November 5, 2013.

In addition to the marquee elections for New Jersey Governor, Virginia Governor, Boston Mayor, Detroit Mayor and New York City Mayor, there are several municipal elections taking place today across the United States. For a list of important races, please see here

America is a country founded on values respecting life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. For over two centuries men and women of this great nation have laid down their lives simply to defend our freedom and to ensure that all Americans enjoy the right to participate in the democratic process. In addition, as Americans of Armenian descent, history has taught us the perils of abstaining from the political process and the consequences of following blindly. Therefore, the Assembly encourages all Armenian-Americans to exercise your right to vote!


Bryan Ardouny

Executive Director

Armenian Assembly of America