The Aurora Dialogues allowed the distinguished humanitarian guests, who were in Armenia for the events marking the presentation of the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, to exchange knowledge and views on the best ways to address these challenges. In keeping with the spirit of the Aurora Prize, the Aurora Dialogues looked to shine a light on the people who are working hard to address today’s atrocities in a real and substantial manner.
Discussions were made available via live stream in English, French, Russian and Armenian.
100 LIVES Co-Founder Ruben Vardanyan opened the Aurora Dialogues, welcoming guests and outlining the importance of the discussions.
The four primary Aurora Dialogues panel discussions focused on:
100 LIVES Co-Founder and Aurora Prize Selection Committee Member Vartan Gregorian closed the Aurora Dialogues with remarks.
The Yerevan 2016 Aurora Dialogues were hosted at the Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (the Matenadaran). Home to one of the world’s richest depositories of medieval manuscripts and books spanning subjects from history and philosophy to medicine
The Matenadaran was specifically chosen as the home of the inaugural Aurora Dialogues in honor of the past, present and future of intellectual discourse and debate - a location that encourages us to reflect on the foundations of humanitarian thought, and look to the future together.
Participants at the Aurora Dialogues include:
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