2013 Posted on 13 May 16:09

January 13: Rubina Peroomian, “The Armenian Genocide in Literature: Perceptions of Those Who Lived Through the Years of Calamity,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by the AEM and NAASR.

January 27: Levon Chookaszian, “Armenian Art Treasures Saved from Genocide,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by the AEM and NAASR.

January 31: Richard Hovannisian, “The Smyrna Catastrophe, 1922-2012,” at the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church, Burbank, CA. Co-sponsored by AEM and NAASR under the auspices of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church.

February 7: Levon Chookaszian, “The Life and Art of Arshag Fetvajian,” at NAASR. Co-sponsored by ALMA and NAASR. An Arshag Merguerian Memorial Lecture.

February 19: Steven L. Jacobs, “Raphael Lemkin and the Armenian Genocide,” at NAASR. Co-sponsored by Temple Isaiah (Lexington, MA) and NAASR. An Ethel Jafarian Duffett Lecture.

February 24: Rouben Berberian, “Fortifications of Cilicia,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by the AEM and NAASR.

March 3: Richard Hovannisian, “The Smyrna Catastrophe, 1922-2013,” at St. David Armenian Church, Boca Raton, FL. Co-sponsored by St. David Church and NAASR.

March 10: Ronald Marchese, “Sacred Objects from the Armenian Churches of Constantinople,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by the AEM and NAASR.

March 14: Aris Janigian, “Exile, Memory, and Assimilation: The Armenian Experience as the Essential Armenian Experience,” at the NAASR Center. Co-sponsored by AGBU-YP Boston and NAASR.

April 5: An Evening with Agop Hacikyan, at St. Leon Armenian Church. Co-sponsored by A.G.B.U. Ararat, Constantinople Armenian Relief Society (C.A.R.S.), Esayan-Getronagan Alumni Association, Hye Doon: Armenian-American Support & Education Center, Knights of Vartan Bakradouny Lodge of NJ, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), NY Armenian Students Association, St. Leon Armenian Church, Tekeyan Cultural Association, and Tibrevank Alumni.

April 7: Memorial Concert in Remembrance of the Late Dr. Elizabeth Gregory, at the Armenian Cultural Foundation. Organized by Friends of Armenian Culture Society and NAASR.

April 7: David Kherdian and Nonny Hogrogian, reading and art show, at ALMA. Co-sponsored by Armenian Cultural Foundation, ALMA, and NAASR.

April 17: Vahé Tachjian, “Genocide Diaries: A Microhistory of Two Armenian Families, 1915-1918,” at the NAASR Center.

April 20: Truth or Consequences 2013, Part 1: Challenges to Election Results in Armenia,” a public discussion and Q & A with Alex Sardar and Sassoon Kosian, at St. Leon Armenian Church. Co-sponsored by Armenian Bar Association, Armenian Network of America – Greater New York Region, Knights of Vartan Bakradouny Lodge of NJ, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), New York Armenian Students Association, Tbrevank Alumni Inc., Tekeyan Cultural Association, Women’s Support Center NGO, Tufenkian Foundation.

April 25: Thomas Amirian, “The Epochal Defense of Van,” a special archival video presentation.

April 28: Maurice Kelechian, “Near East Relief and the Armenian Genocide: An Unprecedented Global Service to Humanity,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by AEM and NAASR.

May 2: Eric Nazarian, a Screening of Eric Nazarian’s Film Bolis and a talk entitled, “Shattered Screens: Can Cinema Break Taboos About the Armenian Genocide?” at the NAASR Center.

May 9: Seta Dadoyan, “Armenian History Beyond the Pillars of Hercules: Plus Ultra,” at the NAASR Center.

May 12: Alice Navasargian, presenting The Immortals: A Pictorial Anthology of Historiographic Works, at the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA). Co-sponsored by ALMA, the Armenian International Women’s Association, and NAASR.

Richard Hovannisian, “The Smyrna Catastrophe, 1922-2013,” at St. Leon Armenian Church, Fair Lawn, NJ. Co-sponsored by St. Leon Armenian Church and NAASR.

May 18: 59th Annual Assembly of Members, with lecture by Christina Maranci, “The Extraordinary and Endangered Outdoor Sculpture of Medieval Armenia.”

May 23: Gayane Novikova, “The Presidential Elections and Barevolution: Recent Developments in Armenia Through the Prism of Regional Security Issues,” at the NAASR Center.

May 30: James Russell, “The Animal Style in Art: From Scythia to Aghtamar to Modern Russian Literature,” at the NAASR Center.

August 24: Edmond Azadian, launch of A Legacy of Armenian Treasures: The Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum, at the NAASR Center. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Mirror-Spectator and NAASR.

September 12: Richard Hovannisian, “The Smyrna Catastrophe, 1922-2013,” at Worcester State University. Co-sponsored by Worcester State University, the Worcester Armenian Book Commemoration Committee, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), with the support of Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church, Armenian Church of Our Saviour, and the Armenian Church of the Martyrs.

September 15: Umit Kurt: “The Emergence of the New Wealthy Class Between 1915-1922: The Seizure of Armenian Property by Local Elites in Aintab,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by AEM and NAASR.

September 19: Donna-Lee Frieze: “Raphael Lemkin: The Armenian Genocide and the Autobiography of ‘The Insistent Prophet,’” at the NAASR Center. Co-sponsored by Facing History and Ourselves and NAASR.

October 9: Daron Acemoglu & David Grigorian, “Armenia’s Economic Development: Prospects for Growth and Risks of Failure,” at the NAASR Center.

October 13: Matthew Karanian, “The Journey of Creating Armenia's First Travel Guide,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by AEM and NAASR.

October 16: Rifat Bali, “Forced Turkification, Anti-Semitism, and Lobbying against Recognition of the Armenian Genocide,” at the Brookline Public Library. Co-sponsored by the Zoryan Institute, Temple Isaiah (Lexington, MA), and NAASR.

October 17: Rifat Bali, “Forced Turkification, Anti-Semitism, and Lobbying against Recognition of the Armenian Genocide,” at the NAASR Center. Co-sponsored by the Zoryan Institute, Temple Isaiah (Lexington, MA), and NAASR.

November 7: Ayda Erbal, “Mea Culpas, Negotiations, Apologias: Revisiting the ‘Apology’ of Turkish Intellectuals,” at the NAASR Center.

November 8: “An Evening with Hasan Cemal,” at St. Leon Armenian Church, Fairlawn, NJ. Co-sponsored by A.G.B.U. Ararat, Armenian Network of America- Greater NY, Hye Doon: Armenian-American Support & Education Center, Knights of Vartan, NY Armenian Students Association, St. Leon A.C.Y.O.A. Seniors, Tekeyan Cultural Association, and NAASR.

November 14: Nicholas Al-Jeloo, “Armenian and Assyrian Cooperation and Co-Habitation in Iran’s Urmia Region,” at the NAASR Center.

November 17: Nanor Kebranian, “The Survival of Empathy: Zabel Yessayan and Post-Genocide Armenian Literature,” at Armenian Cultural Foundation. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Cultural Foundation, the Armenian International Women’s Association, and NAASR.

November 21: Luc Baronian, “On the Classification, Antiquity, and Spread of the Armenian Dialects,” at the NAASR Center

December 12: Christmas Open House, featuring talk by Paul Ignatius on new book, 5x3: Fifteen Books by Three Great Armenian Writers.