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For six decades, NAASR has led the way to create and foster Armenian Studies in the U.S. by supporting scholars and university programs, sponsoring public lectures, and maintaining our world-class, rare book Mardigian Library.

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Upcoming & Recent Events

  • Archbishop Boghos Levon Zekiyan, “Abbot Mkhit‘ar of Sebastea: A Sacred Genius and an Enduring Challenge for Today"

    Sunday, September 24, 1:30 p.m.

    Royce Hall, UCLA

    Presented by the Richard Hovannisian Chair in Modern Armenian History with the co-sponsorship of NAASR.

    Click here to view flyer.

  • Forbidden Journeys: J. Michael Hagopian’s Film of the 1967 NAASR Trip to Historic Armenia and Its Legacy and Ani Hovannisian-Kevorkian’s Work-in-Progress on the Vanishing Traces of Historic Armenia

    Sunday, October 1, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.

    James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall, UCLA
    235 Charles E. Young Dr., Los Angele, CA

    Join us for this event that will discuss the pioneering legacy of J. Michael Hagopian and his impact as an advocate for Armenian Studies and as a filmmaker.  We will present portions of his 1967 film Historic Armenia and of Ani Hovannisian-Kevorkian’s current documentary, and hear from a panel that includes Dr. Carla Garapedian, Ms. Ani Hovannisian-Kevorkian, Dr. Richard G. Hovannisian, and Mr. Marc A. Mamigonian, with opening and closing words from Prof. S. Peter Cowe and Prof. Sebouh Aslanian.

    Presented by the Armenian Film Foundation and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research

    Co-Sponsored by the Richard G. Hovannisian Chair in Modern Armenian History (UCLA), the Narekatsi Chair in Armenian Language and Literature (UCLA), and and the Ararat-Eskijian Museum

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Opportunities for research grants from NAASR and the Knights of Vartan Fund for Armenian Studies.

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