Going The Distance

Berge Setrakian’s on-the-ground strategy for promoting Armenian unity

In an age of instant communications where global leaders can connect with their constituencies from wherever there is an internet connection, AGBU President Berge Setrakian has resisted the virtual approach in favor of connecting in person with members of the vast network of AGBU districts, chapters and offices. These interactions have been captured over the past 20 years through photographic images that give us a glimpse into the special relationships Mr. Setrakian has cultivated with diverse Armenian communities, each with its own cultural influences, histories, perspectives, and areas of greatest need.

On February 22, 2022 the AGBU Central Board released a global statement of gratitude to President Setrakian. To accompany this, AGBU Magazine released this small sample of his tireless itinerary through his storied tenure as the seventh president of AGBU.

Originally published in the September 2022 ​issue of AGBU Magazine. end character

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AGBU Magazine is one of the most widely circulated English language Armenian magazines in the world, available in print and digital format. Each issue delivers insights and perspective on subjects and themes relating to the Armenian world, accompanied by original photography, exclusive high-profile interviews, fun facts and more.