Innovate Series

Innovate Series
Innovate Series with Armenia’s Deputy Minister of Education and Science Arevik Anapiosyan

August 5, 2019  |  USC Institute of Armenian Studies  |  00:17:17

Arevik Anapiosyan, Armenia’s Deputy Minister of Education and Science, discusses Armenia’s post-“velvet revolution” education policies – the challenges, strategies, and solution. This talk took place at Innovate Armenia on May 18, 2019 at USC.

To learn more about the USC Institute of Armenian Studies, visit armenian.usc.edu.

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Innovate Series with Robert Koptas, Editor of Istanbul-Based Aras Publishing House

July 31, 2019  |  USC Institute of Armenian Studies  |  00:21:40

Rober Koptas is the editor-in-chief of Aras Publishing, an Istanbul-based publishing house co-founded in 1993 by Hrant Dink, Mkrtich Margosyan, and Yetvart Tovmasyan. Koptas was previously editor-in-chief of Hrant Dink’s Agos newspaper. He spoke at Innovate Armenia about Istanbul’s Armenian community and his experience with hyphenated identities. This talk was recorded live on April 2, 2016 at USC.

To learn more about the USC Institute of Armenian Studies, visit armenian.usc.edu.

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Innovate Series on Healthcare Policy with Armenia’s Minister of Health Arsen Torosyan

July 22, 2019  |  USC Institute of Armenian Studies  |  00:29:53

Armenia’s Minister of Health Arsen Torosyan discusses the country’s healthcare policy with Dr. Kim Hekimian, Assistant Professor of Nutrition in Pediatrics at Columbia University, and Dr. Shant Shekherdimian, Assistant Professor of Surgery at UCLA. The conversation was recorded live at Innovate Armenia on May 18, 2019 at USC.

To learn more about the USC Institute of Armenian Studies, visit http://armenian.usc.edu.

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Innovate Series with Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian

July 15, 2019  |  USC Institute of Armenian Studies  |  00:30:33

Known as the mayor of the Internet, Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian headlined the first ever Innovate Armenia. He spoke about his commitment to the past 100 years of the Armenian narrative, but also about his excitement for the next 100 years. This talk was recorded live at Innovate Armenia on February 21, 2015 at USC. To learn more about the USC Institute of Armenian Studies, visit armenian.usc.edu.

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Innovate Series with Vahe Berberian

July 9, 2019  |  USC Institute of Armenian Studies  |  00:20:37

Artist, author and playwright Vahe Berberian is best known for his comedy stand-up routines about life in Armenia and the diaspora. He spoke at the first Innovate Armenia about the necessity of revamping Armenian culture, and learning how to laugh without feeling guilty. He covered a wide range of themes including preservation of language, investing in artists, and creating role models. This talk was recorded live at Innovate Armenia on February 21, 2015 at USC. To learn more about the USC Institute of Armenian Studies, visit armenian.usc.edu.

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Innovate Series on Armeno-Turkish with Dr. Murat Cankara (Social Sciences University of Ankara)

July 1, 2019  |  USC Institute of Armenian Studies  |  00:14:42

Professor Murat Cankara, who teaches Turkish Language and Literature at the Social Sciences University in Ankara speaks on the question of identity in Armeno-Turkish texts — decades of publications of Turkish language works written in Armenian characters. This talk took place at Innovate Armenia on April 2, 2016 at USC. To learn more about the USC Institute of Armenian Studies, visit http://armenian.usc.edu.

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Innovate Series on Mixing Identities with Dr. Manuel Pastor (USC)

June 26, 2019  |  USC Institute of Armenian Studies  |  00:18:01

Professor Manuel Pastor, USC Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society & Social Change, and Distinguished Professor of Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity, spoke on Mixing Identities: Immigrant Integration in Los Angeles. Dr. Pastor is also the director of the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and for the USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration. This talk took place at Innovate Armenia on April 2, 2016, at USC. To learn more about the USC Institute of Armenian Studies, visit http://armenian.usc.edu.

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Innovate Series on Translating Zabel Yesayan with Professor Mehmet Fatih Uslu (Istanbul Shehir University)

June 24, 2019  |  USC Institute of Armenian Studies  |  00:13:45

Dr. Mehmet Fatih Uslu, Assistant Professor of Turkish Language and Literature at Istanbul Shehir University, translated Zabel Yesayan’s works from Armenian to Turkish. In this episode, Dr. Uslu talks about his “adventure with Armenian and with Zabel Yesayan.” This talk took place at Innovate Armenia on May 18, 2019 at USC. To learn more about the USC Institute of Armenian Studies, visit armenian.usc.edu.

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Innovate Series with Dr. Ari Sekeryan (University of Oxford)

June 22, 2019  |  USC Institute of Armenian Studies  |  00:12:57

Dr. Ari Sekeryan, an honorary fellow of Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford, speaks about growing up and learning to be Armenian in Turkey. This talk took place at Innovate Armenia on September 23, 2017 at USC. To learn more about the USC Institute of Armenian Studies, visit armenian.usc.edu.

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Innovate Series with Armenia’s Deputy Minister of Nature Protection – Dr. Irina Ghaplanyan

June 20, 2019  |  USC Institute of Armenian Studies  |  00:14:52

Dr. Irina Ghaplanyan is Armenia’s Deputy Minister of Nature Protection. She earned a PhD in political science from the University of Cambridge and is a published author specializing in states in transition, conflict resolution, and security studies. In this episode, Dr. Ghaplanyan discusses Armenia’s evolving environmental policy. The talk took place at Innovate Armenia on May 18, 2019 at USC. To learn more about the USC Institute of Armenian Studies, visit http://armenian.usc.edu.