Undergraduate and Graduate Retreats

Encouraging innovative, out-of-the-box, disruptive thinking about Armenians in the 21st century

Left to right: Shushan Karapetian, Anna Ohanyan, Karena Avedissian, Babken Der-Grigorian, Salpi Ghazarian.

During the Institute’s retreats, students from around the country gather to explore and discuss pressing social and political issues. Thought leaders, invited from various universities, encourage original and critical thinking by using the Socratic method to induce questioning, rather than resorting to quick and obvious answers. Beyond encouraging students to challenge themselves and think deeper, the purpose of the retreat is to identify those areas of research that the Institute can promote and that students themselves would like to tackle.