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Nagorno Karabakh Representative Visits Florida International University

MIAMI, FL – On his first official visit to South Florida, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh/Artsakh to the U.S. Robert Avetisyan gave a lecture at Florida International University (FIU) earlier this month. Students and professors of the FIU International Relations and Political Science Departments attended the event. Several FIU Armenian students were also on hand.

“It was a pleasure to meet Mr. Avetisyan in South Florida and welcome him to Florida International University (FIU) to discuss further development of Artsakh’s recognition and raising awareness of investment opportunities in Artsakh Republic,” stated FIU graduate student and FLArmenians Broward County Chair Gevorg Shahbazyan. “I believe that at FIU, and other universities across North America, it is essential to educate the public about Artsakh’s democratic progress and self-determination,” Shahbazyan said.

[READ: Florida Armenians Host Economic Roundtable Discussion on Nagorno Karabakh in Miami]

During the lecture, Mr. Avetisyan briefed guests on the history of the Azerbaijani-Karabakh conflict, the current situation in the settlement process, as well as regional developments.

FIU International Relations students with Mr. Avetisyan

At the end of the meeting, the Artsakh Representative answered numerous questions of the lecturers and students related to the peaceful settlement of the conflict, the international recognition of Artsakh, and the state-building process.

FLArmenians Broward County Chair Gevorg Shahbazyan, Artsakh Representative Robert Avetisyan, FIU Professor Alex Barder, FLArmenians Founder Taniel Koushakjian beneath the Artsakh Republic flag.

During his time at FIU, Mr. Avetisyan visited the flags of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic and the Republic of Armenia, which are prominently displayed at the FIU Graham Center on campus.

[READ: Armenia, Nagorno Karabakh Flags Raised at Florida International University]

FIU Professor Misak Sargsian, Artsakh Representative Robert Avetisyan, FLArmenians Broward County Chair Gevorg Shahbazyan, and FLArmenians Founder Taniel Koushakjian on the campus of FIU.

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Iranian-Armenian Concert at FIU

Iranian-Armenian Night 6 Jan. 2016

Florida Armenians invites you to a special Iranian-Armenian musical performance this Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 7:30 PM at Florida International University (FIU), Biscayne Bay Campus, Wolfe University Center, 3000 NE 151st St, Miami, Florida 33181.

The concert is a collaboration between Harmonic Motion and Caravan Ensemble, and will feature the following artists:

  • Joe Zeytoonian: Oud & Vocals
  • Reza Filsoofi: Setar & Vocals
  • Myriam Eli: Percussion

Caravan Ensemble

This performance is a selection of familiar tunes which have roots in both Persian and Armenian cultures, along with some traditional melodies.

Tickets are $15 per person, and $10 for students with valid ID.

Please call (786) 280-9797 to get your tickets and RSVP on Facebook.

Refreshments and a light Armenian dinner will be served.

*Updated to reflect the room change. Concert will now be held in the Wolfe Univeristy Center. January 9, 2016 at 4:43pm. 

FIU to Host ‘A Career Like No Other: Shaping the Future of U.S. Diplomacy and Global Leadership’

A Conversation with Arnold A. Chacon, U.S. Department of State

Friday, October 9, 2015 | 2:00 PM

 FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GC 140

FIU, DOS flyer

 

Director Arnold A. Chacon, a 33-year career diplomat with the U.S. Department of State, will talk about the role of the State Department, career opportunities at State, and share insights on life in the Foreign Service and the rewards of public service.  A former U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala with experience serving in Latin America, Europe and other parts of the world, Director Chacon will also address the policy and professional challenges and opportunities facing U.S. diplomats in an uncertain world.

This event will be moderated by Dr. Frank Mora, Director of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Western Hemisphere.

Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Department of Politics and International Relations and Office of Global Learning Initiatives.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 305-348-7266.