• ANCA-WR Summer 2021: Week 5
    Areen Tazian To start off the fourth week of the program, on Monday, June 12, interns met with Board Member and Treasurer of the ANCA Western Region, Hermineh Pakhanians, who lectured about the incredible efforts of Near East Relief over the course of the Armenian Genocide, and the […]
  • ANCA-WR Summer 2021: Week 4
    Arpine Kilinyan Tuesday July 6, 2021: Elizabeth Chouldjian Today, we met the Communications Director of the ANCA Washington DC Office, Elizabeth Chouldjian. We started off with introducing ourselves and sharing our expectations from the internship program. Interns demonstrated interest in running for a government position, in which we […]
  • ANCA-WR Summer 2021: Week 3
    Victoria Topalian Monday, June 28 2021: Ara Khatchatourian, Editor of AsbarezOur week started off with a presentation from the editor of Asbarez, Ara Khatchatourian. He started off by explaining to us how the ANCA and Asbarez connect and what role they play with one another. The ANCA uses […]
  • ANCA-WR Summer 2021: Week 2
    Vahe Krikorian On June 21, 2021, the first day of our second week for the internship, our speaker for the day was Dickran Khodanian the former communications director for ANCA Western Region. The Lecture focused on the Armenians of Javakhk, Georgia. We talked about the region’s early and […]
  • ANCA-WR Summer 2021: Week 1
    Sirarpi Muradian Monday, June 14, 2021: First Day of our Internship Program Our very first daily meeting with all of the interns and staff members took place on June 13, 2021. The interns all introduced themselves and their backgrounds. Although we come from different places, we all care […]
  • ANCA-WR Internship Program Week 11
    BY: Ruben Karapetian University of California, Berkeley: Political Science – Comparative Politics Our final week of the ANCA WR Internship began with a long awaited presentation by the WR’s own Communications Director, Alex Galitsky. Galitsky’s presentation described to the interns the multifaceted aspects of the ANCA’s communications strategy […]
  • ANCA-WR Internship Program Week 10
    BY: Martin Makaryan UCLA, Political Science The tenth week of ANCA Western Region’s Summer Internship program was full of interesting meetings and lectures, great tweets aimed at uncovering the heinous nature and some of the countless wrongdoings of the Aliyev regime in Azerbaijan, as well as fun and […]
  • ANCA-WR Internship Program Week 9
    BY: Mena Keshishzadeh UC Berkeley, Political Science Week 9 kicked off with ANCA-WR Board Member Gev Iskajyan’s lecture focused on elections and candidate endorsements. Iskajyan’s presentation allowed the interns to get a better understanding of the inner workings of a campaign and how priorities are set. He also […]
  • ANCA-WR Internship Program Week 8
    BY: Kyle Hacopian University of California, Los Angeles Political Science & International Relations This past Monday the interns welcomed Nana Shakhnazaryan along with Anahit Aharonian and Federico Hairabedian of South America as guest speakers. Each of the guests presented extensively on their respective experiences and works. Nana’s presentation […]
  • ANCA-WR Summer Internship Week 7
    BY: Katrina Akbarian UCLA, Philosophy We began week 7 of the ANCA-WR summer internship program by welcoming Paul Krekorian, Los Angeles City Council Member to our Monday meeting. Krekorian began by explaining his background. Prior to running for LA City Council, Mr. Krekorian was a practicing attorney for […]
  • ANCA-WR Summer Internship: Week 6
    BY: Moss Woodbury George Washington University, Political Science and History This Monday we had the honor of welcoming Congressman Adam Schiff who represents the 28th Congressional District of California and most of us in the ANCA-WR summer Intern class. Though he did not have too much time with […]
  • Interns Meet with Rep. Adam Schiff
    On Monday July 13, 2020, Rep. Adam Schiff (CA-28) met with the ANCA-WR Summer 2020 Interns virtually and discussed a wide range of issues facing our nation and the Armenian-American community.  After brief introductions by the interns, Rep. Adam Schiff discussed the latest on the global pandemic and the legislations that are being debated […]
  • ANCA-WR Summer Internship: Week 5
    BY: Anna Azaryan UCSD, Public Policy We began week 5 of the ANCA-WR summer internship program by welcoming LA County District Attorney candidate George Gascón to our Monday meeting. The DA candidate introduced himself as a Cuban-born Californian who wound up serving in the U.S. Army, eventually finding […]
  • ANCA WR Interns Meet with George Gascón
    On Monday July 6, 2020, ANCA-WR Summer 2020 Interns were provided an exclusive opportunity to meet with LA County District Attorney candidate George Gascón. Gascón spoke about his experiences as a former Los Angeles police officer and Mesa, Arizona, police chief, and his eventual ascent to the District […]
  • ANCA-WR Summer Internship: Week 4
    BY: Christine Almadjian GCC, Political Science & International Relations On Monday, we were pleased to have Assemblywoman Laura Friedman with us. Alongside her Field Representative Victoria Dochoghlian, the interns were able to hear about the structure and function of her duties. Since Asm. Friedman is responsible for representing […]
  • ANCA-WR Summer 2020 Internship Program: Week 3
    Derick Ambarsoomzadeh UCLA, Economy ANCA-WR 2020 Summer Intern Our third week of the 2020 ANCA-WR summer internship program began on Monday, June 22 with a virtual meeting with Sevag Belian and Aram Balian, the executive directors of the Armenian National Committee of Canada and the ANCA Eastern Region […]
  • ANCA-WR Summer 2020 Internship Program: Weeks 1 and 2
    By: Arthur Sefayan Glendale Community College (GCC), Political Science ANCA-WR 2020 Summer Intern Our virtual internship began on June 8, 2020, over Zoom, with a welcoming message from Verginie Touloumian, which was then followed by an ice breaker activity where we learned about all the other interns and […]
  • Reflections from a Summer of Advocacy
    BY TALEEN NAZARIAN University of California, Irvine, Class of 2020 ANCA-WR Summer Intern 2018 As the ANCA-WR Summer Internship comes to a close, I can’t help but relive the first day of my internship, where I was asked what I hoped to take away from this internship. I […]
  • A Behind the Scenes Look at the ANCA-WR Summer Internship
    BY NICOLE ARSLANIAN University of Southern California, Class of May 2021 ANCA-WR Summer Intern 2018 Throughout my years of attending an Armenian school, I have become aware of the hardships and challenges that stand in the way of the Armenian community- both in our homeland and in the […]