On April 8, 2013 Policy Forum Armenia (PFA) organized a roundtable discussion on Election Fraud, Civil Society Awakening, and the Diaspora’s Role which took place at the George Washington University Law School. Speakers included PFA Executive Board Member Zaven Kalayjian, Ph.D., Chairman of Armenian Bar Association Garo Ghazarian, Esq., and Civil Society Activist Alex Sardar. Hrach Gregorian, Ph.D., and President of Institute of World Affairs moderated the discussion.
In his presentation PFA’s Zaven Kalayjian talked about analysis conducted by PFA and other independent analysts that shed light on the mechanics of the election fraud. Garo Ghazarian and Alex Sardar talked about fraud and intimidation observed by them at the polling stations during the Presidential Election on February 18th, as well as the role of activists and the Diaspora in the future of Armenia.