Harut Sassounian: The HyeID Project, to Initiate an Elected Diaspora Armenian Parliament [EP176]

Posted on Sunday, Nov 13, 2022 | Category: Diaspora, Politics | Series: cog



  • What is HyeID, what problems is it trying to address?
  • Organizations and models for Diaspora representation
  • Funding and operations
  • Outreach to the Diaspora and the Armenian government
  • Current State of the project

Episode 176 | Recorded: November 12, 2022

Show Notes


  • What is the purpose of issuing HyelD cards? What are they for?
  • Why did you initiate this project? What is the purpose?
  • How will community elections take place? Who can vote and who can be a candidate?
  • Does HyelD have a budget? How is it funded?
  • What steps have been taken to disseminate the idea of this project throughout the Diaspora? The Armenian government?
  • What is the current state of the project?

Website: HyeID.org


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Harut Sassounian

Harut Sassounian

Harut Sassounian, who is the Chairman of the board of trustees of HyelD. He’s also the publisher of The California Courier newspaper, and the president of the Armenia Artsakh Fund, a non-profit organization which has delivered over $947 million of humanitarian assistance to Armenia and Artsakh since 1989.


Asbed Bedrossian

Asbed Bedrossian

Asbed is founder of the Armenian News Network Groong and co-founder of the ANN/Groong podcast.

Hovik Manucharyan

Hovik Manucharyan

Hovik Manucharyan is an information security engineer who moved from Seattle to Armenia in 2022. He co-founded the ANN/Groong podcast in 2020 and has been a contributor to Groong News since the late 1990s.

Disclaimer: The views expressed by Hovik Manucharyan on the ANN/Groong podcast are his own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of his employer or any other organization.

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