The Aurora prize

Natalie Aroyan

Opera singer Natalie Aroyan is one of Australia’s finest sopranos. Though she leads a life of global travel and stage success, she remains acutely aware of her Armenian roots. She marked the centennial of the Armenian Genocide by writing and performing a new stage production, “An Armenian Journey,” at the Sydney Concert Hall.
Australian opera singer at home half a world away
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Henry Morgenthau

Henry Morgenthau was a man with the courage to stand alone. As the US Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, appointed by President Wilson in 1913, Morgenthau found himself confronting a tide of reports detailing wholesale massacre across the Ottoman Empire.
Henry Morgenthau was a man with the courage to stand alone
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Marianna Pogosyan

There is an inescapable spell of grief in the narratives of most Armenians who lived at the dawn of the 20th century. Every family, it seems, has a haunting story of loss. Everyone has a great-grandfather who had stared death in its callous jaws. Everyone has a great-grandmother who had buried a husband, a brother, a child, while resolving to survive with fierce dignity for the sake of the living. My family is no different.
Daughter of Armenia’s first ambassador to Japan on her family’s journey east of Ararat toward Fuji
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A NEW GLOBAL APPROACH

Noubar Afeyan, the Co-Founder of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, presented the concept of "Global Armenians" at the 3 day events dedicated to the 110th Anniversary of the Armenian General Benevolent Union in New York. The presentation was made on October 28, during the panel “Becoming Global Armenians: The Way Forward.” Mr.

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The Future for All Armenians Is Now

Historic Opportunity for Armenians to Unite and Together Enable Armenia’s Future

This weekend, the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), one of the oldest non-profit organizations in the U.S. and the world’s largest Armenian organization, celebrates its 110th anniversary in New York City. Underscoring this milestone is the extraordinary opportunity to reshape the future of Armenia, and to reflect on how every one of us can contribute toward a stronger Armenia tomorrow.

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Michael Aram Wolohojian

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Michael Aram is best known to the world and to the Armenian community as a creative artist who took a simple idea – working with traditional Indian metal-crafting techniques, which he fell in love as a youth – and transforming it into a global lifestyles brand with a distinct style that also draws from his Armenian roots.
How a world-famous designer’s ancestors survived
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Dalita Iskenderian Alex

“I married both the man and the pearls,” says Dalita Alex (née Dalita Vartanian) in her charming, half-joking way. Born in 1949, this warm, vibrant and accomplished woman has lived on several continents, finally settling in Switzerland. There, with her husband John Iskenderian Alex, she helped create a successful pearl cultivation business. She has since authored four books and has also started organizing annual exhibitions of her jewelry.
Owner of Best Pearl, Switzerland: “I’m Armenian with every fiber of my being”
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Pedro Mouratian

With a family history that deeply influenced his worldview, Pedro Mouratian played a key role in passing the Argentinian law recognizing the Armenian Genocide.
A lifetime of human rights advocacy
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10 Reasons Foodies Love Armenia

Colorful, flavorful, influenced by a number of culinary styles and yet undeniably unique, Armenian cuisine has much to offer even the most demanding taste buds. Here’s a collection of the most exquisite and mouthwatering culinary goodness that’s a must for anyone looking for a true taste of Armenia. Yum!

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Raymond Kévorkian: “Collaboration is very important”

Raymond Kévorkian is a historian, a scholar of the Armenian Genocide, former director of the Nubarian Library in Paris and the author of numerous works on the past and present of Armenia. He is taking part in a conference titled “Armenian Diaspora and Armenian-Russian Relations: History and Modernity,” organized by Moscow State University in cooperation with Foundation for development and support of Armenian Studies "ANIV" on September 14 and 15, 2016.
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Of Neighbors, Plans and Rearview Mirrors

By Mark Grigoryan

 

Following a number of events commemorating victims of the Armenian Genocide Yerevan hosted the premiere of “1915,” a psychological thriller about the Genocide and issues of denial. The film was directed by Garin Hovannisian and Alec Mouhibian and the cast includes Armenian and American actors Simon Abkarian, Angela Sarafyan, Samuel Page, Nikolai Kinski and others.

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AURORA PRIZE

“It’s time to show the power of what we feel.”