About 10 million Armenians are scattered around the world, yet they have preserved their identity in the course of the millennia. Even at times of episodic loss of statehood over several centuries, the nation found models to preserve its identity and the ethnic and cultural heritage.
Presently, the Armenian Nation has two state formations, hundreds of well-established communities around the world, and a network of diverse national organizations operating globally.
The Armenian World project was conceived and its discussions began in the early 2000s. The project goal is to research the events models that transformed and crystallized over the course of many centuries, which can become a civilizational example for self-organization of nations (peoples) in the context of global trends aimed at the unification and erasure of national distinctions and the identity of peoples.
The project aims at rethinking the history of the Armenian people with a view to identifying and describing the formed models of self- organization and saving national identity; discovering the potential for using this model as a civilizational example; shaping a relevant agenda for the Armenian nation; and proposing a new ontology of development that will take into account the challenges faced by the nation in the 21st century.
The project’s main hypothesis is as follows: “Networked nations as a model of self-organization of society aiming at the preservation of its national identity.”