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Nagorno Karabakh/Artsakh and the Palimpsests of Conflict, Violence, and Memory

Nagorno Karabakh/Artsakh and the Palimpsests of Conflict, Violence, and Memory

Organized by the Armenian Studies Center at UCLA's Promise Armenian Institute, this Zoom-held international conference on the region's troubled history seeks to raise critical awareness of the complex and variegated history behind the current violence. The gathering will be the first of its kind to frame the conflict around its “deep” history, revealing its Soviet, Ottoman, and more recent geopolitical layers.

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When Was the Decision Made to Annihilate the Armenians?

When Was the Decision Made to Annihilate the Armenians?

In this presentation, first in The Promise Armenian Institute Distinguished Lecture Series, Professor Taner Akçam introduces some newly unearthed documents from the Ottoman archives in Istanbul that indicate that the first decision to exterminate Armenians was taken on December 1, 1914, well before most scholars in the field ever suggested.

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