Michael Manoog Kaprielian, a decorated veteran and AIWA life member from Providence, RI, holds 5 academic degrees including Women’s Studies. Media accolades include ACE and Action for Children’s Television awards andVideomaker’s ‘Videomaker of the Year’. He served as cultural consultant and panelist at Brown University’s Africana and Trinity Repertory theaters respectively. Interviews and documentaries include NPR, BBC and called upon by Wilhelm Verwoerd, the reformed grandson of the architect of Apartheid in South Africa for a documentary.
Minorities, women, media, television programming, business, disaster mental health, domestic violence, torture and rehabilitation are of great personal interest and the focus of his speaking engagements.
Manoog repatriated to Armenia in early 2004 and became a Women's Resource Center instructor for MSW students and by 2008, initiated a fatherhood group.
As a humanitarian, the doors of his Ani Luxury Suites have been opened to sixty arriving refugees from the Mideast and Africa.
Michael Manoog Kaprielian’s international honors include invitations from the First Lady of Armenia to address the international conference of women, chosen to summit in DC with Soviet Afghan Veterans by the US Congressional Caucus of Vietnam Veterans, named to the Republic of Georgia National Academy of Psychology after directing the War Victims Project, and presented the ‘Humanitarian’ Award of the Armenian People by the President of Armenia for his post Earthquake relief.
Manoog who embraces AIWA’s goals, is humbled to have been elected and will bring skills in research ascertainment, networking, worldwide organizational and membership development.