Resocialization With Under-developed Services


Shortly after the amnesty declared in November 2018, the RA Chief of Police mentioned that some of the those discharged from prison due to amnesty committed offences again. According to experts, after the amnesty, the growth of offenses is a consequence of ineffective work of the penitentiary system. How are the employment and works of current and former convicts ensured in our country as important conditions for re-socialization?

Public Judgement of the Life-Time Prisoners


Recently, the news media and social media had intense discussions on the issue of the life-time prisoner in the Justice Ministry's pardon commission, which started the "public trial". How does the community perceive the life-time prisoners and who decides to forgive the convict, the public, the state, or the victim's legal successor? 
Interview with human rights defender Vardan Harutyunyan and spiritual servant of life sentenced prisoners of "Nubarashen" and "Armavir" Penitentiaries Father Grigor Hovhannisyan.

2019 – Year of Family


Armenian Apostolic Church declared the year 2019 year of family. What is the purpose? What will be the programs addressed at the the family institute? 
Interview with Father Markos Mangasaryan and psychologist Irina Khanamiryan.
 

The first volume of full collection of Hovhannes Tumanyan’s works was published


Towards 150th anniversary of Hovhannes Tumanyan, the presentation of the first volume of full collection of Hovhannes Tumanyan’s works was held in Tumanyan Museum.
 

The Vectors of Foreign Policy of Post-Revolutionary Armenia and Inevitable Issues


What has changes in the foreign policy agenda of Armenia? Are those the vectors or the messages that have changed? Has the attitude of geopolitical centers to Armenia changed?
Expert in International Studies Anahit Shirinyan and political analyst Edgar Vardanyan discuss the topic. 
The conversation is hosted by Anna Sargsyan.
 

The Church and the Society: Old Connections and New Expectations


The Christian churches have often undergone public-political upheavals, revolts and revolutions. The Armenian Church is no exception. Church-society, church-state relations have sometimes been in solidarity, sometimes in cooperation, sometimes openly rejected. In the 20th century, the Bolshevik society, for example, burnt churches and shot priests. A few decades later, the same society, with the change of the social-political system, revealed that it is not only a follower of the church, but also the church is a key part of its identity and national wealth.
What is the status of church-society relationship in the 21st century? What does the Armenian society expect from the Armenian Church today? 
Very Rev. Fr. Shahe Ananyan from the Mother See and expert in Oriental studies Varuzhan Geghamyan discuss the topic. 
The conversation is hosted by Anna Sargsyan.
 

 

Uncertainty of Freedom in “New” Armenia


Public-political debates continue. Some say the revolution is just beginning, some say "yes" or "no" to the counterrevolution, some say, we do not understand what is happening. What is the mood of society, what is the diagnosis of the state organism? 
The subject is discussed by cultural anthropologist Smbat Hakobyan and political scientist Saro Saroyan.
 

From Civil Revolt to Civil Consciousness


What implications and consequences can have this all-national movement? What achievements are already visible, how to transform the power of revolt into civil consciousness? 
Hayk Hambardzumyan discussed these issues with ethnographer Mkhitar Gabrielyan. 
 

Political Legal System After Velvet Revolution


Velvet revolution introduced the topic of legality and law into the realm of public talks. To what extent will this potential be achieved and will the country have a political, legal and legal culture in place? The lawyer Norayr Norikyan and politician Styopa Safaryan are discussing the topic.
The conversation is hosted by Anna Sargsyan.

Father Nerses Rushanyan


“A priest is a crown-wearing, anointed clergyman, but he must be surrounded by the trust, love and faith of believers”. 
The TV program series “My Pastor” was hosted by the pastor of St. Astvatsatsin Church of Artimed village Father Nerses Rushanyan.
 

 

Vigen Hovsepyan


Vigen moved to Spain in 2001 with his family. After graduating the school he took up music. He has played in Barselona Ethnic ensemble. He returned to Armenia after he met his future wife. “Today Yerevan has changed greatly, I hope we will soon build such an Armenia where we can invite everyone back with high spirits”.  

Diaspora and Velvet Revolution


The Diaspora also invested its time and participation in the Velvet revolution. Parallel to rallies in Armenia, marches and demonstrations took place in different communities of Armenia. What was the coverage of this support, did it cover all the layers of the Diaspora and, in general, what is the attitude towards these recent developments in the Diaspora? 
Hayk Hambardzumyan talked about these issues with Dr. Vahe Sahakyan, an expert in Diaspora issues, Doctor of Oriental Studies at the University of Michigan.