The American University of Armenia is proud to host a public lecture by Congressman Jim Costa, who represents California’s 16th Congressional District. Also present will be Mr. Berj Apkarian, Honorary Consul of Armenia in Fresno, and several visiting guests from California State University, Fresno.
The lecture will focus on US-Armenia relations, the significant role that AUA plays in that relationship, and the importance of AUA for Armenia and the region. In addition, Mr. Costa will also shed light on the Fresno Armenian Community, the CSU Fresno-AUA relationship, along with a special announcement.
In addition to his committee assignments, Costa is a member of the fiscally-conservative Blue Dog Coalition and has worked with his colleagues to support more responsible budgeting practices.
Costa is a member of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, and during his time in Congress, Costa has continually urged the Administration and Congress to appropriately recognize the Armenian Genocide. Costa has a close working relationship with Armenians throughout California’s Central Valley and the nation, and he works regularly with the Armenian National Committee of America.
Organizer: Office of the President
Venue: Alex and Marie Manoogian Hall