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  • NAASR Undergraduate Essay Contest to Award Cash Prizes

    Have you had an extraordinary relationship with a teacher or professor that changed your life? Are you an undergraduate college student (or recent May 2019 grad)? Compose a 750 word essay and submit it for consideration in the 2019 NAASR #UndergradEssayContest! The first-place winner receives $1000, with second place awarded $500, and third place - $250. The deadline is July 31, 2019. Click here for the essay guidelines and how to enter! 
  • NAASR Congratulates Board Member Edward Avedisian On Receiving Honorary Doctorate from University of Rhode Island

    The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research is proud and thrilled to recognize our illustrious Board member, Edward Avedisian, who is also the principal building donor for our new global headquarters, on receiving an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Rhode Island at its commencement in Kingston, RI, on May 19, 2019. Mr. Avedisian, the son of Armenian Genocide survivors, became a clarinetist with the Boston Pops for 35 years and the Boston Ballet Orchestra for more than 40, and has devoted himself with the same heartfelt dedication and excellence as a philanthropist in Armenia and the U.S. Click here to learn more about Mr. Avedisian, read his full bio from the University of Rhode Island commencement.  Photo credit: The Providence Journal / Steve Szydlowski.




    Founded in 1955, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research is one of the world’s leading Armenian Studies centers, promoting knowledge of Armenian culture, history, and identity and connecting scholars with a broad public worldwide to build a global community. At this pivotal moment, NAASR is celebrating 65 years of achievement while transforming its goals for the future to welcome the next generation and launch a beautiful, new, world-class research center and gathering place.

For over six decades, NAASR has led the way, creating and advancing Armenian Studies, supporting scholars worldwide, offering high-quality programs to connect these scholars to the public, and expanding its world-class, rare book Mardigian Library.

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