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“The Road to Home: Defining Success in the Diaspora” Business Panel March 27, 2014

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On Sunday, March 16th, the Armenian Students’ Association at University of California, Berkeley hosted a special event, “The Road to Home: Defining Success in the Diaspora” presented at the Haas School of Business, Anderson Auditorium, at UC Berkeley. The purpose of this event was to hear and learn from the experiences of Armenians who were able to reach success in the Diaspora.  Our speaker panel hailed from a host of backgrounds including Goldman Sachs, Google, and Human Rights Watch.

Our speaker panel was composed of three parts. First, our audience heard from each of our speakers individually. The speakers introduced themselves and their line of work. After the first speaker panel, there was a brief intermission where audience members were able to approach the speakers with questions or comments. This was followed by our second speaker panel and a Q and A to wrap up.

Our speakers included: Aram Ayazyan from Google, Sarah Leah Whitson from Human Rights Watch, Christine Soussa from Symantec Corporation, Alex Saghatelian from Cisco, Adam Kablanian, the CEO of PlasmaSi, Kevin Minissian, the CEO of Norchem Corporation, Kim Bardakian from Visit Oakland, and Gasia Mikaelian from KTVU and Bay Area News.

This was a unique opportunity, for the first time ever, for students and community members alike to spend the evening with different generations of Armenians in our local Bay Area and from around the globe. The event was open to the public.

We would like to thank our generous sponsors including: the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research, the UC Berkeley Armenian Studies Program, and the Associated Students of the University of California.

 

After the intermission we heard the second group of speakers and their success stories.

After the intermission we heard the second group of speakers and their success stories.

 

We started the business panel by first hearing the stories of these successful Armenians.

We started the business panel by first hearing the stories of these successful Armenians.

Click here for the link to the Asbarez article that promoted this event!

 

 

Meeting with US Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern December 19, 2012

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Hello everyone,

Prof. Astourian informed us that US Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern will be visiting the campus on Tuesday; however, for some reason the ASA has not been notified until now. That is why we are not aware if the students are invited to meet with the ambassador. The meeting with the ambassador will take place in 270 Stephens Hall at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, December 11. This information is tentative as the meeting might be formal and not for students. However, as soon as we hear more about it we’ll provide you with details. I know this is a short notice, we were surprised too, but if the Ambassador wishes to meet with the ASA community I am sure there are those among you who will be interested in meeting him and asking him questions.

That’s all for now,

Gegham