GLENDALE, Calif., June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ARPA (Analysis, Research & Planning for Armenia) Institute is celebrating its 25th anniversary by organizing a networking forum for Armenian professionals in the fields of Research and Development, Technology, Economics, Political Science, Health, Education, and Law. A full-day Conference is programmed at the Glendale Civic Center (please register at http://arpainstitute.org/conferenceregister/). The participants will examine strategies for Armenia's long-term sustainable economic development and will provide opportunities for Armenians in the Diaspora in general, and California in particular, to be part of the process of building strong partnerships in technology, education, entrepreneurship and innovation between the U.S. and Armenia.
The all-day Conference is on July 15, 2017, between 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and is free to the public. The presenters are Dr. Yervant Zorian, President Synopsys Armenia & Chief Architect (keynote speaker); Dr. King Banaian, School of Public Affairs, St. Cloud State University; Dr. David Joulfaian, Georgetown University; Dr. Tatoul Manasserian, Founder, Research Center "Alternative"; Dr. Razmig Shirinian, College of the Canyons; Dr. Hratch Tchilingirian, University of Oxford; and Dr. Irina Ghaplanyan, American University of Armenia. The panel discussants are Dr. Carla Garapedian, London School of Economics; Dr. Ara Khanjian, Ventura College; Mr. Mark Chenian, Lecturer; and Mr. Edgar Martirosyan, Esq., Principal & Managing Counsel. Please visit http://arpainstitute.org/arpa-25th-anniversary/ for Conference details.
ARPA's ongoing projects include our annual Invention Competition, knowledge transfer via our Distance Learning program, continued support of a DNA Center of Excellence that ARPA helped develop, establishing an Energy Efficiency Lab in the National Polytechnic University of Armenia, introducing a state-of-the-art technology for Water Irrigation Pipeline Repair, and a variety of related monthly lectures and seminars both in Armenia and Los Angeles. ARPA's newest and most ambitious project is to establish a Nano-Technology Research and Development Center in Armenia (NRDCA).
A Banquet will follow the Conference at the same location, starting at 7:00 p.m. (please buy your Banquet tickets at http://arpainstitute.org/banquet-tix/). All proceeds from the evening and your generous sponsorship will go toward supporting the NRDCA project. The guest list of prominent personalities, recognized community leaders, and public servants at the Banquet includes His Eminence Archbishop Mardirossian; His Eminence Archbishop Derderian; Father Andon Noradoungian; Reverend Berj Janbazian; Mr. Sergey Sargisov, Counsel
General of Armenia to the U.S.; Mr. Zaven Akian, Benefactor; Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian, President of American University of Armenia; Dr. Mihran Agbabian, President Emeritus of American University of Armenia; Mr. Vartan Gharpetian, Mayor of Glendale; and Dr. Carla Garapedian, Filmmaker, Director, Writer and Broadcaster.
Come and join us; learn, teach, support and celebrate!
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