Columbia University | NYC | March 4, 2023
NEW YORK—ARS Norian Youth Connect Program (YCP) will return to Columbia University on Saturday,
March 4, after being held virtually for two years due to the pandemic.
The daylong program for university students will feature short talks, round tables, and discussions on a
variety of topics ranging from art and culture to international affairs and Artificial Intelligence. It will
conclude with a dinner and networking event on Saturday evening.
The speakers include Dr. Vatche Isahagian (Senior Research Scientist and manager at IBM), Dr. Henry
Theriault (Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Worcester State University), Whitney Kite (Art
History, Columbia University), Dr. Lalai Manjikian (Communication Studies, Vanier College, Montreal),
and Nareg Seferian (International Affairs, Virginia Tech). Dr. Khatchig Mouradian (Historian, Columbia
University) serves as program director.
Registration is $50 and includes meals, dinner, and social, and accommodation for Friday and Saturday
nights (for out-of-town students only). Students are urged to register promptly, as space is limited.