ACNIS 10th Anniversary Marked by US Congress, California Senate

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Armenian Center for National and International Studies
75 Yerznkian Street
Yerevan 375033, Armenia
Tel: (+374 – 10) 52.87.80 or 27.48.18
Fax: (+374 – 10) 52.48.46
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April 14, 2005

ACNIS 10TH ANNIVERSARY MARKED BY US CONGRESS, CALIFORNIA SENATE

Yerevan–The Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS)
recently marked the 10th anniversary of its founding here. On this occasion
the Congressional Record of the US House of Representatives has registered a
statement of commendation by Congressman George Radanovich, and the
California State Senate has adopted a resolution offered by Senator Charles
Poochigian.

The Congressional Record reads as folows:

HON. GEORGE RADANOVICH
of CALIFORNIA
in the U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 13, 2005

Mr. RADANOVICH. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the Armenian Center for
National and International Studies on the occasion of celebrating their 10th
Anniversary as a leading strategic research center and think-tank. A special
reception to honor the occasion will take place on April 14th, 2005, in
Fresno, California.

The Armenian Center for National and International Studies was created by
Raffi K. Hovannisian, Armenia’s first Minister of Foreign Affairs. In the
post-Soviet era, ACNIS has served as a link between scholarship and the
public policy challenges facing the Republic of Armenia.

ACNIS continues to work diligently to be a vehicle for creative and
strategic thinking, focusing on public outreach, civic education, and
applied research on domestic and foreign policy issues affecting the
Armenian nation-state.

Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor the Armenian Center for National and
International Studies on the occasion of celebrating their 10th Anniversary.
I invite my colleagues to join me in wishing ACNIS many more years of
continued success.

The California Senate Resolution reads as follows:

HON. CHARLES S. POOCHIGIAN
of CALIFORNIA

April 14, 2005

WHEREAS, The year 2005 marks the tenth anniversary of the Armenian Center
for National and International Studies and, in recognition thereof, it is
deserving of special public commendations; and

WHEREAS, The Armenian Center for National and International Studies, located
in Yerevan, Armenia, is the institutional initiative of Raffi K.
Hovannisian, Armenia’s first Minister of Foreign Affairs; and

WHEREAS, Following his diplomatic service, Raffi Hovannisian, a native of
Fresno, California, and graduate of the University of California, Los
Angeles, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and Georgetown University
Law Center, founded the Armenian Center for National and International
Studies in 1994; and

WHEREAS, As a leading independent strategic and educational research center,
the Armenian Center for National and International Studies focuses its
research on a comprehensive agenda of foreign and public policy issues,
which are articulated analytically in political and academic arenas around
the world; and

WHEREAS, The Armenian Center for National and International Studies is
supported by the Lincy Foundation and a global network of contributors, and
serves as a link between innovative scholarship and the public policy
challenges facing Armenia and the Armenian people in the post-Soviet world;
and

WHEREAS, The Armenian Center for National and International Studies also
aspires to be a catalyst for creative, strategic thinking, and a wider
understanding of the new global environment; and

WHEREAS, In this, its tenth anniversary year, 2005, the Armenian Center for
National and International Studies is focusing primarily on public outreach,
civic education, and applied research on critical domestic and foreign
policy issues for the state and the nation; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED BY SENATOR CHARLES S. POOCHIGIAN, that he draws the attention of
the public to the Armenian Center for National and International Studies on
the occasion of its tenth anniversary, commends Founder and President Raffi
K. Hovannisian on his exemplary record of service, and extends sincere best
wishes for continued success in the future.

Founded in 1994 by Armenia’s first Minister of Foreign Affairs Raffi K.
Hovannisian and supported by a global network of contributors, ACNIS serves
as a link between innovative scholarship and the public policy challenges
facing Armenia and the Armenian people in the post-Soviet world. It also
aspires to be a catalyst for creative, strategic thinking and a wider
understanding of the new global environment. In 2005, the Center focuses
primarily on civic education, conflict resolution, and applied research on
critical domestic and foreign policy issues for the state and the nation.

For further information on the Center call (37410) 52-87-80 or 27-48-18; fax
(37410) 52-48-46; e-mail [email protected] or [email protected]; or visit

www.acnis.am
www.acnis.am

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