Saturday January 19th, 2019
It is our esteemed pleasure to invite you in joining Melkonian Global Overture, to celebrate 50 Years of Narekatsi Armenian Studies Chair at UCLA.
On January 19, 2019, MGO will host Living Diaspora, a day of events at UCLA to support the Narekatsi Chair in Armenian Studies and other important language studies programs around the globe. UCLA has an important educational place in our community and the Narekatsi Chair has been contributing to the scholarly exchange in Armenian studies and to the Armenian community for the past half century. UCLA is the only university on the continent conducting research, experimentation, and applied programs aimed at the continued vitality of Western Armenian, which was pronounced an endangered language by UNESCO based precisely on a report prepared by UCLA’s Western Armenian faculty. Today, the program is threatened by class closures of Eastern Armenian due to the lack of public funding, while Western Armenian offers only partial coverage..
Our event looks to ensure that both branches of modern Armenian are taught in a full three-year program, so that we may guarantee the continuity of Armenian language usage in the everyday life of Armenians. It is our hope that we develop a new generation of local-born readers and creators in the language in order to prevent its stagnation. In that spirit, we are also supporting Armenian language studies at other institutions such Padus Araxes Cultural Association which offers Summer Intensive Courses of Armenian language and culture in Venice Italy, and Zarmanazan by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, an innovative Summer Camp offering a Armenian Language immersion experience in a creative and playful world in the Alps of France.
Hour OF Q & A "Armenian Language, Identity, and Culture in California or the Western world"
Consul General Dr. Armen Baibourtian, Vahe Berberian, Dr. Razmik Panossian, & Anahit Pogossian
Featuring UCLA Faculty, Students, & Dr. Razmik Panossian, Director at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
Melintz Hall | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM | Free Admission
Living Diaspora Concert
Artistic Director Greg Hosharian.
Featuring: Tinie T, Mihran Kirakosian, Jacob Armen, R-Mean, Ayline Amirayan, Alene Aroustamian, Jon Varto, and Hovig Demirjian.
Royce Hall | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM | Ticketed Event
To reserve your tickets please visit:
Your support is essential to the success of our event and to the preservation of the various Armenian language studies program. Please join MGO in our journey to support this vital cause!
Splendid Tour of Italy
July 27, 2018 to August 5, 2018
Join MGO as they explore historical and iconic Armenian institutions in Italy
9 nights and 10 days visit:
- The Vatican
All tours, hotel accommodations, breakfast, lunches, and 4 dinners are included
Special Dinner at Moorat Armenian College and a very special lunch at the San Lazzaro Degli Armeni
$2,495 per person with double occupancy (airfare not included)
2017 Jerusalem Gala &
Tour of the Holy Lands.
July 20 – 27, 2017
The Gala Event will be held on July 22nd at the Jerusalem Patriarchate.
Join us for an unforgettable 8 days and 7 nights, for a tour of:
Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Dead Sea, Jericho, and Jordan River, Nazareth, Tiberias & the Sea of Galilee.
(All tours and meals included, with limited alcoholic beverages)
$2,450.00 Land Package, per person
(based on double occupancy).