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Arsine Kaloustian Appointed Armenian Council of America’s Communication Director

Arsine Kaloustian

WASHINGTON, DC — The Armenian Council of America (ACA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Arsine Kaloustian, a veteran community engagement, marketing, and communications specialist, as ACA’s Communications Director. In this role, Kaloustian will oversee all communications and public relations efforts for ACA.

“We are very excited to welcome Arsine aboard as she leads our national communications team” remarked ACA Chairman Sevak Khatchadorian. “Her extensive experience not only with Armenian-related issues but with journalism and communication in a professional capacity will be a great asset to our organization.”

Arsine Kaloustian is the Editor in Chief of both Palm Beach Social Diary and Sojourn Hamptons magazines, covering the arts, food, design, culture, music, and fashion that exemplify the affluent lifestyle. She has spent over 15 years working in marketing, and has a wealth of experience writing for both C-level executives and publications.Arsine has been an integral leader in the Armenian community over the last two decades.

She is the Co-Founder of FLArmenians.com, the largest Armenian American media outlet in the Southeast U.S. She previously served as the Florida Chair of the Armenian Assembly of America, as Global Social Media Director of the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief, and as the Chair of ‘Return to Asbury’ Kef Weekend in Asbury Park, NJ.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to continue advancing ACA’s mission during this important time in Armenian history,” Kaloustian said. “As ACA works to promote the civic and civil rights interests of the Armenian American community, I look forward to helping the Armenian Council achieve our common goals of championing the causes and concerns of the American American community to both government entities and the media.”

As a grassroots organization, ACA is dedicated to working with all political leaders, offering Armenian related news, analysis and resources for policymakers, media, students and activists, advocating issues important to Armenian Americans. The ACA also aims to strengthen U.S. – Armenia and U.S. – Artsakh ties, the development of programs promoting sustainable economic growth and good governance in Armenia, while promoting the values and responsibilities of global citizenship.

Deadline Extended, Apply Now to the Armenian Assembly of America Summer Internship Program

Washington, DC – The Armenian Assembly of America’s application deadline for its 2022 Terjenian-Thomas Assembly Summer Internship Program in Washington, DC, and the Assembly’s Yerevan Internship Program in Yerevan, Armenia, is fast approaching on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Barring COVID-19 restrictions, both programs are on track to resume in June 2022.

The influential internship programs in Washington, DC and Yerevan provide college students of Armenian descent an opportunity to experience two vibrant capitals, and participate in a full slate of educational, cultural, networking, and social activities throughout the eight-week duration, including a “Lecture Series” program that features leading entrepreneurs, academics, civic leaders, and public policy makers.

Participants also regularly intern and meet with Members of Congress through the “Capitol Ideas” program. Past meetings with U.S. elected officials have included former Senator Bob Dole (R-KS), former House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA), Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), along with the leadership of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, and among other noted politicians.

Internship placements in D.C. include congressional, think tanks, media, and governmental agencies, whereas students admitted into the Yerevan Internship Program may intern with Armenian governmental offices, NGOs, think tanks, museums, media outlets, medical centers, and more. Throughout the course of two months, participants in the Yerevan Internship Program will experience life in their ancestral homeland, tour historical sites around Armenia, and meet Armenian officials, while forming friendships with fellow Armenians in the homeland and from around the globe.

Further information about both programs can be found here.

For additional details or assistance with the application process, please contact Intern Program Director Joseph Piatt at 202-393-3434 ext. 336 or via email at jpiatt@aaainc.org.

Armenian Assembly of America to Host ‘Fall Advocacy Week’

The Armenian Assembly of America is pleased to invite you to its 2021 Fall Advocacy Week that will take place virtually during the week of September 27, 2021. The 2021 Fall Advocacy Week will address topics covering congressional priorities, human rights issues, and Christians in peril, with a special focus on the one-year anniversary of the 44-Day War in Artsakh.

One Year After the War in Artsakh: Atrocities and Cultural Desecration
Monday, September 27, 2021
11:00 am – Noon EDT

Webinar Registration

Christians in Peril
Monday, September 27, 2021
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT

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Working to Make Artsakh Safe & Green
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
11:00 am – Noon EDT

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Fuel Advocacy
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT

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Media Matters
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Noon – 1:00 pm EDT

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