Cummings Foundation Grant Recipient

Artsakh: Loss, Trauma, and Restoration - Conference

Armen Marsoobian Armenian Center at Columbia University Artyom Tonoyan Columbia Middle Eastern South Asian and African Studies (MESAAS) Columbia School of Social Work (CSSW) Columbia University Institute of Human Nutrition Geoffrey Robertson KC Henry Theriault Husik Ghulyan Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University Khatchig Mouradian Kim Hekimian Mark Momjian Martha Bragin Melanie O'Brien NAASR Nicole Vartanian Paul Boghossian Peter Balakian Rachel Goshgarian Sarah Leah Whitson Scout Tufankjian Sheila Paylan Susan E. Barba Talin Khechoomian

Saturday, November 11, 2023, 9:30am-5:00pm Eastern/ 6:30am-2:30pm Pacific
In Person at the Columbia School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, Room C03, New York, NY 10027
Livestream on the NAASR YouTube Channel 

9:30am -11am SESSION I: Forced Displacement, Trauma, and Public Health, Chair: Dr. Nicole Vartanian
  1. Scout Tufankjian, Photojournalist
  2. Dr. Kim Hekimian, Associate Professor of Nutrition at CUMC
  3. Talin Khechoomian, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  4. Dr. Martha Bragin, Professor, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College
11:00am-11:15am—Coffee Break

11:15am-12:30pm SESSION II: Words and Discourse, Chair: Dr. Paul Boghossian
  1. Dr. Susan Barba, Poet, Senior Editor at New York Review of Books
  2. Dr. Henry Theriault, Associate VP for Academic Affairs at Worcester State University
  3. Dr. Artyom Tonoyan, Visiting Professor of Global Studies, Hamline University
12:30pm-1:30pm  Lunch

1:30pm-2:15pm  KEYNOTE ADDRESS by Geoffrey Robertson KC

2:15pm-3:30pm SESSION III: Cultural Heritage, Chair: Dr. Armen Marsoobian
  1. Dr. Rachel Goshgarian, Associate Professor and Acting Chair of History at Lafayette College
  2. Dr. Peter Balakian, Donald M. and Constance H. Rebar Professor in Humanities, Professor of English at Colgate University
  3. Dr. Husik Ghulyan, Visiting Scholar at the Cornell University Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies
3:30pm-3:45pm—Coffee break

3:45pm-5:00pm SESSION IV: International Law and Restoration, Chair: Mark Momjian, Esq.
  1. Dr. Melanie O’Brien, Visiting Professor, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota; and President, International Association of Genocide Scholars.
  2. Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director of Democracy for the Arab World Now
  3. Sheila Paylan, International Law, Human Rights and Gender Expert
5:00pm CLOSING REMARKS: Dr. Khatchig Mouradian

Columbia University Armenian Center

Columbia University Armenian Center
Columbia School of Social Work (CSSW)
Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS)
Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR), Columbia University
Institute of Human Nutrition (IHN), Columbia University
National Association for Armenia Studies and Research (NAASR)

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