SARDAR TO SPEAK ON HOMELAND-DIASPORA RELATIONS AT ANC GRASSROOTS
Thursday, November 17th, 2011
GLENDALE-The Armenian National Committee-Western Region announced
that Alex Sardar, Chief of Party with Counterpoint International,
will participate in the “Homeland and The Diaspora: From Challenges
to Solutions” panel at the upcoming ANC Grassroots weekend. The event
will take place from Friday, November 25 to Sunday, November 27,
2011, at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.
Sardar currently serves at the Chief of Party for the Civil Society
and Local Government Support Program (CSLGSP) and is also Counterpart
International’s Vice President of Programs of the Civil Society and
Government Strengthening Practice Area. He has been living in Armenia
for nearly a decade, working on USAID projects.
Before joining Counterpart, Sardar served as the Deputy Chief of
Party of the USAID Armenia Legislative Strengthening Program,
working with the National Assembly of Armenia on strengthening
internal legislative processes, organizational management and
constituency outreach mechanisms. His main areas of specialization
include organizational development, political management and advocacy,
high level policy engagement and legislative process; management of
deliberative institutions, with emphasis on constituent relations
and public outreach, as well as external policy interaction.
Sardar joins the panel on Homeland-Diaspora relations, which includes
Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) Representative to the United States
Robert Avetisyan; Antranig Kasbarian, a specialist on Nagorno-Karabakh;
and Elizabeth Chouldjian, a specialist on the Javakh region of the
Republic of Georgia.
The three-day ANC Grassroots program is a groundbreaking weekend of
workshops and panel presentations that will educate the community about
civic leadership arising from grassroots efforts. ANC Grassroots will
bookend the Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region
Annual Banquet, which will take place on Saturday, November 26 at
ANC Grassroots and the Annual Banquet are open to interested
individuals throughout the entire United States, and participants
are encouraged to register early. For more information including
a day-to-day schedule of events and current ticket pricing, please
The event includes the Friday night cocktail in the Starview Room;
as well as conference sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
which include breakfast, post-banquet dance, and a keynote luncheon
Tickets for the ANCA-WR Annual Banquet are $200. Those interested in
attending the Annual Banquet.
Students with valid ID can purchase discounted tickets to the Annual
Banquet and Conference.
The Armenian National Committee – Western Region is the largest
Armenian American grassroots community organization in the Western
United States. Working in coordination with a network of offices,
chapters, and supporters throughout the Western United States and
affiliated organizations around the country, the ANC-WR works to
promote understanding regarding issues of concern to the Armenian