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Don't Miss Hearing Cemal Pasha's Grandson

The Civilitas Foundation invites you to another installment in the series entitled CLIMBING THE MOUNTAIN, THE PERSONAL JOURNEYS OF ARMENIANS AND TURKS. The main guest of the second event – to be held on Thursday December 11 in Yerevan – is Hasan Cemal from Turkey.

Hasan Cemal is a prominent Turkish journalist and writer. He has extensive experience as writer and editor of various leading newspapers of Turkey (Chief Editor of the daily Cumhuriyet (The Republic), main columnist for the Daily Sabah (Morning), main columnist for daily Milliyet (Nationality)). Hasan Cemal has extensively covered the Kurdish issue and has been criticized by the Turkish government for his articles and interviews.

In his book “1915: The Armenian Genocide ” published in 2012, Hasan Cemal describes how he went from being someone who denied the Armenian Genocide, to one who recognizes it. This is particularly significant since Hasan Cemal is the grandson of Cemal Pasha, one of the three key officials of the Ottoman Empire who conceived and implemented the Armenian Genocide. The Armenian translation of Hasan Cemal’s book published by the Hrant Dink Foundation, will be presented at this time.

Hasan Cemal will be in conversation with Maria Titizian of the Civilitas Foundation. Mrs. Titizian herself has long been a contributor to various media, she was the Associate Editor of the Armenian Reporter, wrote for several Diasporan newspapers and also served as Vice President of Socialist International. She is currently the Managing Editor of CivilNet online television.

The conversation will be livestreamed by CivilNet.am.

The second series of CLIMBING THE MOUNTAIN takes place within the framework of the programme Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process, funded by the European Union.

Anadolu Kültür from Turkey is the program partner.

For more information on CLIMBING THE MOUNTAIN please visit its website.


What do we know about Armenia’s foreign policy options?

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The Civilitas Foundation attaches paramount significance to identifying public opinion on Armenia’s foreign integrational policy and encouraging broad public discussion. This need is especially highlighted in the current context of political decision-making, when the choice over Armenia’s foreign policy options is a one-man or one-party process lacking democratic support.

On October 6, 2014 the Civilitas Foundation organised a public discussion on Armenia’s foreign policy options. The event also featured presentation of the findings of a national telephone poll conducted earlier on the same topic. The telephone poll aimed to identify the knowledge of Armenia’s population of foreign integrational policies, including the possible benefits and harm from each option, their attitude and preference over these options as single or combined policy directions. It also identified the population’s mid-term projection of the situation in areas pertaining to domestic policy, such as education, health care, security, and economy (labor market).

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Civilitas’s Young Professional Fellow Accomplishes Research on Migration

Analysis / Armenia

Civilitas Foundation’s research fellow Irena Grigoryan, who has been conducting research since December 2013 as part of the Open Society Foundation’s Young Professional Development Program, has successfully accomplished her study.

The results of her study “Return and Other Forms of In-Migration in Armenia: Overview of Policies and Practices” will be sent to all institutions engaged in migration policy-making and program implementation, as well as other researchers working in the field. Civilitas will continue discussing both the issue of in-migration policy-making and the recommendations endorsed by Irena in her study.

The study rightfully observes that the topic of emigration receives a large share of public attention and concern and the grand narratives of media and political debates are woven around the escalating scale of emigration from the country and the threats of depopulation.

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