An evening with Garo Paylan, a leading opposition voice and a human rights defender in Turkey, as he addresses the recent blockade of the Lachin Corridor, the military attack by Azerbaijan, and resulting ethnic cleansing of the entirety of Artsakh/Nagorno-Karabakh, ongoing acts of genocide, and potential steps moving forward.
October 1, 2023 online panel discussion, "The Fall of Artsakh: Refugee Crisis, Existential Threat, and Uncertain Future," with a distinguished panel including Vicken Cheterian, Bedross Der Matossian, Nerses Kopalyan, Anna Ohanyan, and David L. Phillips, moderated by Marc A. Mamigonian.
Nagorno-Karabakh's call for self-determination in the late 1980s was one of the earliest events of democratic fervor signaling the fall of the Soviet Union. It resulted in a backlash of pogroms against Armenians in the streets of Baku, Sumgait and other cities in Azerbaijan. More than thirty years later, the conflict between Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan remains unresolved and, after a 2020 war that left thousands dead, it is no longer "frozen" but in active eruption.