How to create a "new" Armenia?


The demand for systemic change remains relevant even after the most dramatic change, since the revolution. It turns out that the political will can not knock on our doors and dictate relations. Moreover, the change of the political situation does not make a person more free, bold and new. What is the motivation for human change, how to create a "new" Armenia? Discussed by journalist Armen Hovhannisyan, historian, translator Gevorg Chagharyan. The conversation is conducted by Anna Sargsyan.

 

 

A new curriculum that we will have to wait a long time for


The public demand for radical and visible change does not bypass the education system. What has changed in this system? The environment, the people, the content? The topic is discussed by members of the Educational Civic Initiative, ethnographer Ruzanna Tsaturyan and education expert Esther Hakobyan. The conversation is conducted by Anna Sargsyan.

 

 

Education system without moving forward


To date, the Armenian government has presented neither a strategic education program nor a state education development program. Meanwhile, education is a continuous process. Students, teachers, principals go to school every day. What is happening in the field of general education? We continue to expect the answer to this question from experts and researchers. Serob Khachatryan and Ashkhen Hakobyan are in the "Pavilion". The conversation is conducted by Anna Sargsyan.

Lustration. between fear and necessity


The struggle for public progress and for healthy coexistence is at the crossroads of 'old' and 'new', 'we' and 'they'. How to assess yesterday's realities? Why and How to do lustration? The topic is discussed by journalist Arsen Kharatyan and researcher Hrayr Zohrabyan. The conversation is conducted by Anna Sargsyan.

 

 

 

Art or politics?


The connection between art and politics is perceived and interpreted differently in different social situations. At first glance, art and politics are completely different types of human activity. And if we go a little deeper, what will happen? Can we say, for example, that the revolution was not only a political, but also an artistic act? Artist Sahak Poghosyan and prose writer Sargis Hovsepyan are discussing. The conversation is conducted by Anna Sargsyan.

 

 

 

Why be educated for life?


The topic of continuing education or lifelong learning is on the agenda of several Armenian non-governmental organizations, the new government has not yet taken a position on this issue. And what is lifelong learning? What impact does it have on the development of the individual and the country? Discussed by Lusine Hayes, Director of the Continuing Education Department at the American University of Armenia and Varuzhan Avanesyan, President of the Armenian Lifelong Learning League. The conversation is conducted by Anna Sargsyan.

 

 

The library that turns into a museum


What awaits the printed book archives? Why do modern day people need them? The director of the National Library of Armenia Hrachya Saribekyan and the director of the "Vache and Tamar Manukyan" Matenadaran of the Mother See Ararat Poghosyan are discussing. The conversation is conducted by Anna Sargsyan.
  
 

The results and consequences of educational reforms


All government policy-makers since independence have stated that the education system is our greatest challenge. Who accepted that challenge? What are the results and consequences of educational reforms for teachers and students? Artashes Torosyan, principal of Yerevan High School No. 198, and Narek Manukyan, co-founder of the Paradigma Educational Foundation are discussing. The conversation is conducted by Anna Sargsyan.
 
 
 
 
 

Post-traumatic memory. From the Genocide to March 1


How do we remember something together, as they say, nationally? How is collective memory created, especially traumatic memory? How can the next generation deal with the memory of trauma? Ethnographer Gayane Shagoyan and historian Gayane Ayvazyan talk about post-traumatic memory. The conversation is conducted by Anna Sargsyan.

 

 

 

Draft Law on Higher Education and Science․ Part 1


The Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports has published the draft law "On Higher Education and Science". There are active public discussions about the project. Samvel Karabekyan, Advisor to the Minister of Education and Science, expert on higher education, and YSU lecturer, lawyer Arsen Tavadyan discuss the draft law on the organizational and legal issues of higher education and science in general. The conversation is conducted by Anna Sargsyan.

 

 

Coronavirus epidemic. Tips from a psychotherapist


How to maintain mental health and psychological stability in the days of the epidemic? What to do in case of anxiety or panic? Who are in the psychological risk groups, how to help them? Our interlocutor is Aram Hovsepyan, a psychiatrist, psychotherapist and director of the "MHS" Mental Health Services Center. The conversation is conducted by Anna Sargsyan.

 

 

The Armenian community of Georgia in the days of the epidemic


We contacted Tbilisi. Archbishop Kirakos Davtyan, Vicar of the Georgian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, spoke with us.