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site logoThe Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA, made possible by a gift from the estate of Kirk Kerkorian, is a hub for world-class research and teaching on Armenian studies, and for coordinating research and public impact programs across UCLA and with the Republic of Armenia and the diaspora. These programs range from social sciences to health sciences, from humanities to music, the arts to public policy, and beyond. UCLA is uniquely positioned to provide scholarly and societal contributions in these widespread areas, drawing on its history of path-breaking research on campus and beyond. The Promise Armenian Institute’s size, scope and interdisciplinary approach make it the first of its kind in the world. ...

Recent News

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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 UCLA Promise Armenian Institute presents the first in its Distinguished Lecture Series, "When Was...
Monday, September 14, 2020
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Kristine Martirosyan-Olshansky, Postdoctoral Scholar, CIoA, UCLA, and Alan Farahani, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, UNLV.

Virtual Pizza...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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The documentary film, “100 Years from Home,” will be broadcast on PBS SoCal....
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
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In honor of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, Professor Movses Pogossian, Director of the UCLA Armenian...
Thursday, April 23, 2020
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Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies...
Friday, February 7, 2020