Submitted by global_publisher_JR on Thu, 05/16/2019 - 08:05
As the world awaits the announcement of the 2019 Aurora Prize Laureate, nominations open for the 2020 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity. This global annual award, launched by the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, seeks to identify and support modern day heroes who do the difficult life-saving humanitarian work on the ground, in many dangerous places around the world.
Submitted by Content Manager on Tue, 04/23/2019 - 15:15
The Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity recognizes three extraordinary humanitarians for their noble commitment to liberating women from ISIS captivity, challenging a network of secret prisons in Yemen and negotiating the release of kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria.
Submitted by Content Manager on Mon, 04/08/2019 - 21:01
Grants awarded to Anna Aleksanyan and Arman Khachatryan, early-career scholars
Aurora Humanitarian Initiative is proud to announce that two young scholars – Anna Aleksanyan and Arman Khachatryan – are the first recipients of the new Vartan Gregorian Scholarship (Research Grants) Program.
The Aurora Forum is proud to announce that 111 influencers from political, academic, entertainment, and business sectors around the world have joined the Aurora Forum as Goodwill Ambassadors, showing their dedication to tackling some of our time’s and future generation’s most pressing global challenges.
Aurora Forum Co-Founders Noubar Afeyan, Vartan Gregorian, and Ruben Vardanyan welcome the Goodwill Ambassadors as luminaries of Aurora’s vision to promote innovative and effective approaches to advancing positive social change in Armenia and beyond.
Submitted by Content Manager on Fri, 05/03/2019 - 16:02
By Noubar Afeyan
A little over a century ago, the people of Armenia fell victim to the first genocide in the 20th century at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. An estimated 1.5 million people were systematically extinguished and thanks largely to the kind acts of others from a variety of nationalities, religions and ethnic groups the remaining 300,000 Armenians escaped annihilation.
Submitted by global_publisher_JR on Wed, 02/20/2019 - 07:55
UN representatives, statesmen and prosecutors, NGOs and local heroes gathered at the MSC side event “Neglect 2 Protect: R2P revisited” that took place on February 15 under the aegis of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative. Facilitated by international talk-show host Ali Aslan, the event served as a platform to discuss how to implement the principle of responsibility to protect (R2P) in preventing and reacting to genocides, ethnic cleansing, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Submitted by global_publisher_JR on Fri, 04/19/2019 - 17:44
On April 12, 2019, the ceremony dedicated to the 104th Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide event took place at the Massachusetts State House. Distinguished officials, representatives of the local church clergy and students from an Armenian school gathered together to pay respect to the victims of 1915 tragedy and honor their descendants. Dr. Noubar Afeyan, Founder and CEO of Flagship Pioneering and Co-Founder of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, was the keynote speaker.
Submitted by global_publisher_JR on Mon, 02/18/2019 - 07:39
“The Aurora Forum is based on our belief that global Armenians and all global citizens who aspire to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges can do so by embracing the best in humanitarian, educational and technological practices to make lasting advances in social, cultural and scientific spheres,” said Noubar Afeyan, Co-Founder of the Aurora Forum. “We are thankful to the ambassadors from around the world who have already joined to make this initiative a success.”
Submitted by global_publisher_JR on Tue, 02/12/2019 - 08:29
Aurora Humanitarian Initiative continues to support the Matenadaran, Armenia’s national repository of ancient manuscripts, with a new grant of $20,000. With these funds, the Matenadaran will commission the preparation and design of an interactive table-map of Armenian Scriptoria.
Submitted by global_publisher_JR on Wed, 01/23/2019 - 06:48
The first Aurora Forum will take place in Yerevan, Armenia on October 14-21, 2019. The Forum will bring together the world’s leading authorities on social, scientific-technological, educational, and humanitarian innovation, marking the first program of its kind in the region.
The weeklong series of activities will provide an opportunity for thought leaders to compare best practices, lessons learned and, in some cases, disruptive thinking around issues ranging from infrastructure challenges to healthcare breakthroughs to women’s empowerment.
Submitted by global_publisher_JR on Thu, 12/13/2018 - 13:32
Aurora Humanitarian Initiative Issues Call to Action to Fill the “Humanitarian Void” At Global Forum
Global humanitarian activists and organizations gathered at the Aurora Dialogues in Berlin on 11-12 December, to discuss and identify solutions to some of the world’s most prevalent humanitarian challenges. The event titled, “Humanity in a Fragile World – Partnering for Change” focused on discussions about the on-going refugee crisis, displacement and migration, conflict scenarios and the growing trend of populism.
Submitted by global_publisher_JR on Wed, 11/28/2018 - 13:55
The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative has announced additions to the 2019 Selection Committee for the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity.
During the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative’s Chronicle of Compassion event in Moscow, co-founder Ruben Vardanyan announced two new additions to the prestigious Selection Committee for the Aurora Prize. Joining the Committee are celebrated human rights advocate and campaigner John Prendergast as well as famed Moscow based conductor and patron of the arts, Valery Gergiev.