The Pan-Armenian Council of the Western United States Hosts “The 2023 Global Armenian Diaspora: Combining Thought and Action” Conference

May 9, 2023

(Glendale, California) The Pan-Armenian Council of Western USA (PAC WUSA) successfully hosted a conference titled “The 2023 Global Armenian Diaspora: Combining Thought and Action” The conference was held on April 29, 2023, at the Glendale Hilton Hotel and brought together leaders, experts, and advocates from around the world to discuss and strategize ways to strengthen the Armenian diaspora globally.


“Between Cultural Preservation and Multicultural Armenieness” Panel


PAC Conference guests


The conference featured a diverse range of panelists who shared their insights and expertise on topics such as community building, advocacy, and political representation. The panelists included:

  • Dr. Khachig Tololyan (Wesleyan University)
  • Dr. Vahe Sahakyan (University of Michigan – Dearborn)
  • Dr. Shushan Karapetyan (University of Southern California)
  • Dr. Alina Dorian (University of California – Los Angeles)
  • Dr. Ara Sanjian (University of Michigan – Dearborn)
  • Dr. Razmik Panossian (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation)
  • Dr. Hayg Oshagan (Wayne State University)
  • Dr. Hratch Tchilingirian (University of Oxford)
  • Sara Anjargolian, Esq.
  • Dr. Sossie Kasbarian (University of Stirling, Scotland)
  • Dr. Hagop Gulludjian (University of California – Los Angeles)
  • Salpi Ghazarian (University of Southern California)
  • Dr. Vahram L. Shemmassian (California State University – Northridge)
“What’s Next? Getting from Here to There” Panel


PAC Conference guests


“Communities, Host Societies, and Diasporan Connections” Panel


Panelists Dr. Sossie Kasbarian, Dr. Hratch Tchillingirian, and Sara Anjargolian, Esq.

The participants engaged in thought-provoking discussions, exchanged ideas, and made pertinent recommendations that may chart the future direction of the Armenian diaspora.

The Pan-Armenian Council of Western USA is committed to continuing this important work of organizing conferences and workshops, and looks forward to collaborating with the broader Armenian community to strengthen and empower the Armenian diaspora globally.

The Pan Armenian Council of Western USA remains committed to uniting and strengthening the Armenian community in the western United States and beyond.

For more information, please visit or contact Pan-Armenian Council of Western USA at


“The Global Armenian Diaspora: Combining Thought and Action” Program Booklet

The Pan-Armenian Council of the Western United States of America was founded in Burbank, California in 2019 and comprises 25 of the largest religious, political, cultural and professional organizations leading the Armenian community. Through the Council, these entities strive to fulfill the organization’s mission statement, which is to implement and realize projects of a pan-community nature; to encourage and assist projects which advance the collective interests and the rights of Armenian communities across the Western United States; to undertake steps to resist actions and efforts which are contrary to the collective interests and rights of Armenians; to gather and apply the Armenian community’s resources for the benefit of the community’s interests as well as the welfare of the Republics of Armenia and Artsakh; to always be mindful of the collective health and protection of the Armenian community.

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Anna Gasparyan
Email / Tel: (818) 745-4555
Armenian National Committee of America - Western Region
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