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site logoThe Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA is designed to be a hub for world-class research and teaching on Armenian Studies and in addition for coordinating Interdisciplinary Research and Public Impact Programs across UCLA, and with the Republic of Armenia and the Armenian Diaspora. ...

Recent News

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The Promise Armenian Institute Announces 2021-22 Grant Recipients

The PAI grants and fellowships are designed to support research across all academic fields, with...

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Los Angeles surgeon preparing to travel overseas to give the gift of hearing

The UCLA Cochlear Implant Program is recognized as one of the best in the field....

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Covid-19 In-Home Management Program Now Underway in Armenia

The COVID-19 in-home management program for the Republic of Armenia is now underway. This program...

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A Day of Armenian Music at UCLA

On Friday, May 21, 2021, The UCLA Armenian Music Program and Director Movses Pogossian invite...

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PAI Statement on President Biden's Acknowledgment of the Armenian Genocide

On April 24, 2021, President Joe Biden became the first U.S. president to officially recognize...

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UCLA's Operation Armenia: COVID-19 Contact Tracing

UCLA's Operation Armenia has been providing infrastructure support and long-term humanitarian aid along with immediate...

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The Armenian Medical Genomics Project

In 2020, The Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA provided a seed grant to the Armenia...

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All Things Armenian - Conversation with Dr. Ann Karagozian

UCLA Promise Armenian Institute Director Ann Karagozian was the guest on the radio program "All...

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AIM Fund Completes 20th Successful Medical Mission to Armenia

As a humanitarian crisis unfolds in Armenia due to the recent war in Artsakh and...

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Reflections on 2020 and Hope for the Future

As 2020 draws to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to thank...

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UCLA Humanitarian Aid to Artsakh and Armenia

An interdisciplinary team of professionals from UCLA has come together to provide humanitarian aid and...

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Q&A: Nagorno-Karabakh at a crossroads

Sebouh David Aslanian, director of the Armenian Studies Center, offers perspectives on the Armenia–Azerbaijan conflict...

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Armenian chamber music album was co-conceived by UCLA professor

Movses Pogossian played lead role in developing collection of works by composer Tigran Mansurian. Read...

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PAI statement on Military attacks on Armenians in Artsakh/Nagorno-Karabakh

We at the PAI express our great concern and condemnation of the new attacks by...

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UCLA Promise Armenian Institute and Promise Institute for Human Rights Issue Statement on Armenia-Azerbaijan Border Conflict

We are deeply concerned about and condemn the recent escalation of tensions on the Armenia-Azerbaijan...

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LACC Hosts Armenian Independence Day Zoom Celebration

Los Angeles City Collge hosted a virtual celebration dedicated to the 29th anniversary of Armenia's...

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The Promise Armenian Institute launches operations

Director Ann Karagozian speaks about the UCLA roots of the institute and its current and...

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Robin the Robot provides comfort to hospitalized children from Armenia to UCLA

Robin the Robot, a companion for children in hospitals, has been tested in pediatric clinics...

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UCLA Armenian Music Program – A Year in Review

The 2019-2020 academic year was filled with new achievements and milestones for the UCLA...

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UCLA faculty providing Covid-19 expertise to Armenia in real time

Professor Alina Dorian and Dr. Shant Shekherdimian are coordinating with experts worldwide to identify and...

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Sebouh Aslanian to direct new Armenian Studies Center

Aslanian will work to build significantly on the university's more than 50 years of Armenian...

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Ann R. Karagozian named director of The Promise Armenian Institute

Currently head of UCLA's Energy and Propulsion Research Laboratory, Karagozian has been teaching at UCLA...

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Announcement: The Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA

Major gift establishes The Promise Armenian Institute in the UCLA International Institute....

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COVID-19 Information in Armenian from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has translated important information about the spread of...

Upcoming and Recent Events

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The Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA presents "Indian Diamonds for Mediterranean Coral: A Global Armenian...
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
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In association with UCLA Undergraduate Research Week, the seventh annual UCLA Undergraduate Colloquium in Armenian...
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
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The UCLA Armenian Music Program and Director Movses Pogossian invite you to a virtual event...
Friday, May 21, 2021
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The Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA presents "Internment and Destruction: Concentration Camps During the Armenian...
Friday, May 7, 2021
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Remedial secession, a process whereby a people can declare independence, is a nebulous concept in...
Thursday, April 29, 2021
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The UCLA Richard Hovannisian Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History presents the inaugural ...
Thursday, April 22, 2021
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The Promise Institute for Human Rights and The Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA, in partnership...
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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The Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA Law presents a panel discussion examining the...
Friday, April 16, 2021
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A conversation between Dr. Libaridian and UCLA's Armenian community....
Friday, April 9, 2021
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The Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA presents "Feminism, Theology, and Liberation in Mari Beylerian's Writings"...
Friday, March 19, 2021
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The UCLA Promise Armenian Institute presents the third in its Distinguished Lecture Series, "What Does...
Friday, February 12, 2021
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This Colloquium is an annual international conference for graduate students in the Humanities/Social Sciences to...
Saturday, February 6, 2021
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The Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA and the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA...
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
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Organized by UCLA professor of violin and director of the Armenian Music Program, Movses Pogossian,...
Sunday, November 29, 2020
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The Armenian Studies Center of the UCLA Promise Armenian Institute presents "Nagorno Karabakh/Artsakh and the...
Saturday, October 31, 2020
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The UCLA Promise Armenian Institute presents the second in its Distinguished Lecture Series, "Cemal Pasha's...
Thursday, October 22, 2020
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The UCLA Promise Armenian Institute presents the first in its Distinguished Lecture Series, "When Was...
Monday, September 14, 2020