Armenians in 2115: Strategic Directions for the Twenty-first Century


In October 2014, the Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (ACD) organized a strategy seminar in Lisbon entitled “Armenians in 2115.” Forty  prominent leaders, intellectuals and experts attended. The objective of the seminar was to look ahead and identify the challenges the Armenian people currently face, and are likely to face in the foreseeable future. The seminar report is published by the Gulbenkian Foundation under the title of Armenians in 2115: Strategic Directions for the Twenty-First Century. The report was launched in a LIVE three-city global seminar in English and Armenian. The discussion took place simultaneously at the University of Southern California, the London School of Economics, and the American University of Armenia, on January 26, 2016.

Martin Essayan, Trustee of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, was the global chair and coordinator of the discussion, participating from London, together with Dr. Razmik Panossian, head of the Armenian Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. USC Institute of Armenian Studies Director Salpi Ghazarian led the conversation at USC, with conference-participant Raffy Ardhaljian as guest.