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A LOOK BACK, A LOOK AHEAD: A Conversation with Prof. Taner Akçam

NAASR Taner Akçam

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 7:30pm Eastern / 4:30pm Pacific
On Zoom and NAASR's YouTube channel Armenian Studies.

PROF. TANER AKÇAM, Robert Aram and Marianne Kaloosdian and Stephen and Marian Mugar Chairholder in Armenian Genocide Studies, Clark University

MARC A. MAMIGONIAN, NAASR Director of Academic Affairs

Thirty years ago, Taner Akçam published his first book dealing with the Armenian Genocide --Türk Ulusal Kimliği ve Ermeni Sorunu (Turkish National Identity and the Armenian Question). This thirty-year period coincides with the advancement of Armenian Genocide Studies from a state of relative immaturity to where it stands today as a robust and vital field.

As he prepares to depart from his position as Kaloosdian-Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies at Clark University to become the inaugural director of the Armenian Genocide Research Program within the Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA, Akçam will engage in a conversation with NAASR Academic Director Marc A. Mamigonian that will touch on such topics as the evolution of Akçam’s work, the history and development of Armenian Genocide Studies, the challenges facing the field, and his plans for the future in his new role.

National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)

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