2016 Posted on 13 May 16:10

Sunday, January 24, 2016, at 4:00 p.m.: Author Dawn McKeen in Conversation with Liana Aghajanian, at Sheen Chapel, Ararat Home of Los Angeles, 15105 Mission Hills Rd., Mission Hills, CA 91345. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.

Thursday, January 28, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. Keith David Watenpaugh: “Bread From Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism,” at the NAASR Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University.

Sunday, February 7: Rubina Peroomian, “The Armenian Genocide in Literature: The Second Generation Responds,” at Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills CA 91345. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.

Friday, February 12: “Nagorno-Karabagh (Artsakh): Past, Present, and Future,” at Northeastern University, Curry Student Center. Moderated by Dr. Anna Ohanyan and historical introduction by Dr. Simon Payaslian. Sponsored by NAASR and the Northeastern Armenian Students Association.

Thursday, February 18: Goodbye Antoura, with presentations by Richard Hovannisian, Missak Kelechian, and Houry Boyamian. At the Armenian Society of Los Angeles Main Hall, Glendale, CA. Organized by NAASR and co-sponsored by Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society, Hamazkayin Jemaran Association, Nor Serount Cultural Association, and Tekeyan Cultural Association.

Thursday, February 18: Vicken Cheterian, "Open Wounds: Armenians, Turks and a Century of Genocide", at St. Leon Church, Fair Lawn, NJ. This event is jointly sponsored by AGBU Ararat, ARF "Dro" Gomideh of NJ, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Hamazkayin of NJ, Daughters of Vartan Sahaganoush Otyag of NJ, Knights of Vartan Bakradouny Lodge of NJ, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), and St. Leon Armenian Church.

Wednesday, February 24: Ani Babaian, “Armenian Women in Iran,” at Armenian Cultural Foundation, Arlington, MA. Co-sponsored by AIWA and NAASR.

Saturday, February 27: NAASR Leadership Circle Event featuring Chris Bohjalian and Eric Nazarian in conversation with Mark Arax, with Carla Garapedian MC.  At the UCLA Faculty Center, Los Angeles, CA.

Thursday, March 10: Khatchig Mouradian, “ ‘Don’t Fall Off the Earth’: The Armenian Communities of China from the 1880s to the 1950s,” at the NAASR Center.

Monday, March 14: James Russell, “Misak Medzarents the Revolutionary: The Lost Poems,” at CSU Fresno.  Co-sponsored by CSU  Fresno Armenian Studies Program, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), and the Leon S. Peters Foundation.

Thursday, March 31: “From Musa Dagh to the Warsaw Ghetto: Armenian and Jewish Armed Resistance to Genocide,” with Eric Bogosian, Dr. Deborah Dwork, Dr. Dikran Kaligian, and Dr. James R. Russell.  Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University, the Mashtots Chair in Armenian Studies at Harvard University, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR).  At Harvard University, Science Center Auditorium D, Cambridge, MA.

Friday, April 1-Sunday April 3: Conference, “Armenians and the Cold War,” at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.  Organized by the Armenian Research Center and co-sponsored by the Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, The Armenian Review, and NAASR.

Read about the conference.

Sunday, April 3: Keith Watenpaugh, “Bread From Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism,” at Ararat-Eskijian Museum.  Co-sponsored by AEM and NAASR.

Wednesday, April 6: The Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide at Tufts University, with lecture by Marc A. Mamigonian, "Scholarship and the Armenian Genocide: The State of the Art and the State of Denial," at Goddard Chapel, Tufts University.  Co-sponsored by Tufts University, the Darakjian-Jafarian Chair in Armenian History, the Department of History, the Armenian Club at Tufts University, and NAASR.

Thursday, April 7: “Becoming Bostonian,” an evening honoring the life and works of Moses Gulesian, at the Old State House, Boston, MA.  Co-sponsored by the Bostonian Society and NAASR.

Saturday, April 9: Armenian Genealogy Conference, at ACEC, Watertown, MA.  Co-sponsored by the Project Save Armenian Photograph Archives, Inc., Houshamadyan, the Armenian Museum of America, Hamazkayin Boston, and NAASR.

Saturday, April 16: Panel Discussion on Nagorno-Karabagh (Artsakh) and Fundraiser for Victims of Aggression and Families of Fallen Soldiers, with Robert Avetisyan, Permanent Representative of the Nagorno-Karabagh to the U.S. (via Skype); Amb. Rouben Shougarian; Amb. Armen Baibourtian; Prof. Simon Payaslian; Moderated by Marc Mamigonian.  At ACEC, 47 Nichols Avenue, Watertown, MA.  Organized by NAASR and the MIT Armenian Society, and cosponsored by the ARF Boston "Sardarabad" Gomideh, the ARS Cambridge "Shushi" chapter, the ARS Watertown "Leola Sassouni" chapter, AGBU New England, and the Armenian Assembly of America.

Watch the video.

Wednesday, April 20: Talin Suciyan: "The Armenians in Modern Turkey: Post-Genocide Society, Politics, and History," at the NAASR Center.

Friday, April 22: Talin Suciyan: "The Armenians in Modern Turkey: Post-Genocide Society, Politics, and History," at St. Leon Church, Fair Lawn, NJ.

Sunday, May 1: Zabel Yessayan documentary and discussion of her literary works, at Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by AEM, AIWA, and NAASR.

Thursday, May 5: Lerna Ekmekcioglu, “Can Feminists Revive a Nation? Afterlife of Armenians in Post-Genocide Turkey,” at Armenian Museum of America.  Co-sponsored by AIWA, ALMA, and NAASR.

Saturday, May 14: 61st Annual Assembly of Members, with lecture by Amb. Rouben Shougarian, “Building a New Generation of Armenian Leaders: The Tavitian Scholarship Program at the Fletcher School.”

Saturday, May 14: Dr. H. Martin Deranian, “Hagop Bogigian: Armenian American Pioneer and Philanthropist,” at Armenian Cultural Foundation, Arlington, MA. Co-sponsored by ACF, AIWA, Amaras Art Alliance, Knights of Vartan, and NAASR.

Thursday, May 26: “Expanding Inclusion of Disabled Persons in Armenia: Challenges and Opportunities,” at NAASR Center.  Co-sponsored by CYSCA and NAASR.

Thursday, September 8: Lou Ureneck, “Smyrna, 1922: The Forgotten True Story of an American Rescue,” at the NAASR Center.

Tuesday, September 13, 7:30 p.m.: Tatul Hakobyan, "Armenia's Foreign Policy Challenges," at St. Leon Armenian Church, Charles & Grace Pinajian Youth Center, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ. Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Armenian Democratic Liberal Party-Ramgavars, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Daughters of Vartan-Sahaganoush Otyag, Justice Armenia, Knights of Vartan-Bakradouny Lodge, NAASR-Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Contemporary Armenian Series, St. Leon Armenian Church. Click here to view flyer.

Saturday, September 24, 4:00 p.m.: Vicken Babkenian, “Armenia, Australia & the Great War.” At the Ararat-Eskijian Museum—Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskjian Museum and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

Monday, October 3, 7:30 p.m.: Garo Paylan, “Turkey and the Armenians.”  At St. Leon Armenian Church/Abajian Hall, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Armenian Bar Association-Armenian Rights Watch Committee, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Constantinople Armenian Relief Society (C.A.R.S.), Daughters of Vartan-Sahaganoush Otyag, Esayan-Getronagan Alumni Inc., Holy Cross Armenian Church, Justice Armenia, Knights of Vartan-Bakradouny Lodge, NAASR-Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Contemporary Armenian Series, St. Leon Armenian Church, St. Mary Armenian Church, St. Thomas Armenian Church, Tibrevank Alumni Inc., Tekeyan Cultural Association. Click here to view flyer.

Tuesday, October 4, 7:30 p.m.: Garo Paylan, “A Discussion of Recent Developments in Turkey and the Armenian Community,” at First Armenian Church, 380 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA.  Sponsored by the NAASR-Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues, with the co-sponsorship of the Kaloosdian-Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies at Clark University, Hamazkayin Armenian Cultural and Educational Society, Society of Istanbul Armenians of Boston, and Tekeyan Cultural Association.  Reception to follow across the street at the NAASR Center.

Thursday, October 6, 7:30 p.m.: Taner Akçam, “The Memoir of Naim Bey and Talat Pasha Telegrams: Are They 'Armenian Forgeries'”?  At First Armenian Church, 380 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Friends of the Kaloosdian-Mugar Chair. Click here to view flyer.

Sunday, October 9, 4:00 p.m.: Khatchig Mouradian, "Not Like a Lamb to the Slaughter: Humanitarian Resistance During the Armenian Genocide."  At the Ararat-Eskijian Museum—Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskjian Museum and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, October 13, 7:30 p.m.: Mehmed Ali, “The Search for a Master’s Legacy: Yousuf Karsh and John Garo."  At the Ararat-Eskijian Museum—Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskjian Museum and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, October 13, 7:30 p.m.: Hayk Demoyan, “The End of the Third Republic? Or, What to Expect for Armenia’s Future,” at the NAASR Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA.  Sponsored by the NAASR-Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues. Click here to view flyer.

Friday, October 14: Richard Hovannisian, "Armenian Communities of the Northeastern Mediterranean, Musa Dagh-Dört-Yol-Kessab."  At St. Leon Armenian Church/Abajian Hall, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.

Sunday, October 16, 1:00 p.m.: Dawn McKeen, “The Hundred-Year Walk,” at Holy Trinity Armenian Church.  Presented by the Tekeyan Cultural association, the Armenian Mirror-Spectator, and Holy Trinity Armenian Church, co-sponsored by NAASR.  Fundraiser for Syrian Armenian relief. Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, October 20, 7:30 p.m.: Richard Hovannisian, “Armenian Communities of the Northeastern Mediterranean, Musa Dagh—Dört-Yol—Kessab.”  At Armenian Society of Los Angeles, Main Hall, 117 S. Louise Street, Glendale, CA.  Co-sponsored by National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), Armenian Educational Foundation (AEF), Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society, Hamazkayin Jemaran Association, Nor Serount Cultural Association, and Tekeyan Cultural Association.

Sunday, October 23, 4:00 p.m.: Hayk Demoyan, "The End of the Third Republic? Or, What to Expect for Armenia's Future."  At the Ararat-Eskijian Museum-Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA.   Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskjian Museum and the NAASR-Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues. Click here to view flyer.

Friday, November 4: Taner Akçam, "The Memoir of Naim Bey and Talat Pasha Telegrams: Are They 'Armenian Forgeries'"?  At St. Leon Armenian Church/Abajian Hall, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.

Saturday, November 12:  National Association for Armenian Studies & Research 60th Anniversary Gala. Boston Marriott Burlington. Keynote Eric Bogosian, actor and author of Operation Nemesis. Master of Ceremonies Adi Ignatius, Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Business Review.

Sunday, November 13, 5:00 p.m.: Prof. Osheen Keshishian and Dr. Garbis Der Yeghiayan, "The Tradition of Philanthropy Among Kharpertsis in America: Hagop Bogigian, Stephen Mugar, John Mirak, and Kirk Kerkorian."  At the Ararat-Eskijian Museum-Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA.   Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskjian Museum, the Kharpert Cultural Association, and NAASR.  Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, November 17: Hratch Zadoian, “Armenian migration to the USA: The fascinating Saga of ANCHA,” at Fordham University, New York, NY. Hosted by the Fordham University Armenian Society, in cooperation with AAA (Armenian Assembly of America), NAASR (National Association for Armenian Studies & Research), and ABSA (Armenian Behavioral Science Assoc.).  Click here to view flyer.

Sunday, November 20: Taner Akçam, “The Memoir of Naim Bey and Talat Pasha Telegrams: Are They ‘Armenian Forgeries’?” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Sheen Chapel, Mission Hills, CA.  Sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, the Armenian Bar Association, the Organization of Istanbul Armenians, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR).  Click here to view flyer.

Saturday, December 3: “The Armenian Parliamentary Elections in April 2017: How Can the Diaspora Engage in Armenia’s Democratic Evolution,” panel discussion moderated by Dr. Anna Ohanyan and featuring panelists Prof. Miguel E. Basáñez (Tufts Univ. Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy), John M. Evans (Former U.S. Ambassador to Armenia), and via Skype from Armenia Sona Ayvazyan (Transparency International Armenia), Isabella Sargsyan (Eurasia Partnership Foundation), and Tevan Poghosyan (Member of Parliament, Republic of Armenia).  Organized by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issue and co-sponsored by the Harvard Armenian Society and the MIT Armenian Society.