Armenian Assembly of America Hosts Students from The Fletcher School at Tufts University

On Friday, April 26th the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) hosted students from The Fletcher School at Tufts University at its headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Assembly Congressional Affairs Director Mariam Khaloyan discussed the United States-Armenia relations. She explained the Assembly’s priorities to strengthen these relations on Capitol Hill and called for increased democracy assistance and other foreign aid to Armenia and Artsakh, as well as the importance of security in the region. She also spoke about the Assembly’s efforts to encourage Members to join the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues and promote the Armenian Genocide resolutions in the House and the Senate.
Joining Khaloyan, Armenian National Institute (ANI) Director Dr. Rouben Adalian introduced the new ANI exhibit to the Fletcher University students, entitled “The United States Military in the First Republic of Armenia 1919-1920,” which is available online at www.armenian-genocide.org/digital_exhibits.html. The 27-panel exhibit documents the extent of U.S. humanitarian intervention during the most difficult years in the life of the newly-formed Armenian state. Based upon the photographic collection of an American medical officer, Dr. Walter P. Davenport, the exhibit reveals the depth and breadth of measures taken by U.S. military personnel to stabilize the humanitarian crisis in Armenia, and especially the caretaking of the most vulnerable part of the population through hospitals, orphanages, food distribution points, and other facilities. The exhibit reveals how in 1919, U.S. military personnel and civilian aid workers cared for thousands upon thousands of children in Armenia.
Established in 1972, the Armenian Assembly of America is the largest Washington-based nationwide organization promoting public understanding and awareness of Armenian issues. The Assembly is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt membership organization.
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