11 Aurora Scholarships Recipients

Aurora Humanitarian Initiative puts Gratitude into Action by Offering Scholarships to Children of Conflict

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Vartan Gregorian Scholarship Program Announces Call for Applications

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative announces a call for applications for new research grants. The Vartan Gregorian Scholarship (Research Grants) Program will support exceptional early-career scholars and researchers, with a specific focus on historians and social scientists, in their efforts to study the unexplored questions of the 20th century history of Armenia.

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Nominations close for the 2019 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative has announced the end of the nomination period for the prestigious Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity.  

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Aurora Humanitarian Initiative announces scholarship in honor and in gratitude to Charles Aznavour

Charles Aznavour personified the Armenian story – the child of refugees became a global idol who delivered messages of humanity through his music and his huge personality.  His charisma, his worldliness, his genuine love for people took him around the world and we will all remember him for what he gave us – love, energy, faith in ourselves and our fellow man. He did this as an entertainer and philanthropist. He will not be forgotten and we will miss him. 

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375,000 Rohingya refugees will be helped by a $1 million award from the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative (AHI) revealed how three international organisations will share the $1,000,000 grant of Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, as selected by 2018 Aurora Prize Laureate, Mr. Kyaw Hla Aung. Approximately 375,000 Rohingya refugees will benefit from this initiative.

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2018 Aurora Prize Laureate Kyaw Hla Aung

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative honors the esteemed lawyer for his personal sacrifice fighting injustice and advocating for the Rohingya people in Myanmar

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NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2019 AURORA PRIZE

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative is calling for nominations for inspiring humanitarians who go to extreme lengths to save the lives of others for the fourth annual Aurora Prize

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Humanitarian Leaders Convene at the Annual Aurora Dialogues Yerevan

On June 9, 2018 the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative hosted the third annual Aurora Dialogues, entitled “Inspire, Empower, Impact.” The conference was made possible by the support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany and through the collaboration with the Global Perspectives Initiative (GPI).

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2018 Aurora Events

The third Aurora Prize and the accompanying weekend of activities will start on June 8, in Yerevan.

“The Aurora Weekend of events is intended to offer maximum opportunity for special guests and global humanitarians to interact and to share their knowledge and experience. In addition, we hope to introduce them to Armenia, its history and heritage, and the roots of our commitment to the humanitarian work we all do together,” explained Arman Jilavian, CEO of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative.

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Doctor Tom Catena will be featured on a postage stamp

Haypost, Armenia’s national postal operator, will issue a new international postage stamp in June, in cooperation with the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative. The stamp will feature Doctor Tom Catena, a Catholic missionary from Amsterdam, New York. He was named as Aurora Prize Laureate on May 28, 2017. He has saved thousands of lives as the sole surgeon permanently based in Sudan’s war-ravaged Nuba Mountains where humanitarian aid is restricted.

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Tom Catena to Visit Armenia

Doctor Tom Catena, 2017 Aurora Prize Laureate, will visit Armenia ahead of the 2018 Aurora Prize Award Ceremony and a series of special events. This year, the special weekend of events will take place on June 8-10, culminating with the announcement of the 2018 Aurora Prize Laureate.

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Aurora Opinion Audit 2018

To better understand Aurora’s impact globally, and the ways in which the world perceives Armenia and Armenians, the London-based New Place Consultancy, jointly with the Brussels-based Kantar Public Agency, conducted a public opinion survey in 10 countries - the US, Canada, Australia, France, Argentina, Sweden, Germany, Russia, Denmark, Greece.

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2018 Aurora Humanitarian Index

May 10, 2018, LondonThe third annual Aurora Humanitarian Index today reveals that over half (52%) of people regard risk of war as the most pressing global humanitarian challenge facing humanity right now, compared to just 41% in 2017.  At 58%, terrorism remains people’s greatest humanitarian concern today, although this is down five points from last year.
 
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2018 Aurora Humanitarians

The Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity recognizes three humanitarians for their selfless commitment to fighting sexual violence in India, advocating on behalf of Rohingya people in Myanmar and protecting Central American immigrants in Mexico

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Experts Gathered in Moscow to Explore the Future of Social Impact

Moscow, April 30, 2018 – “The Future of Impact” event, organized on April 26 by the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, PHILIN, and Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, brought together distinguished humanitarians as part of the additional international Aurora Dialogues. The conference, held in Russia for the first time, pondered the issue of social transformations from different perspectives.
 
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