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Event Videos — NAASR Calouste Gulbenkian Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues

The Blockade of Artsakh and Global Indifference

The Blockade of Artsakh and Global Indifference

Online panel discussion of the current blockade of Artsakh (2023) and apparent global indifference.

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The Armenians of Abkhazia: Identification & Self-Identification in the Early 21st Century

The Armenians of Abkhazia: Identification & Self-Identification in the Early 21st Century

Thirty years after the war in Abkhazia (1992-1993), the Armenians of Abkhazia are embedded in the fragile process of Abkhazian national construction. Within this young ethnic democracy, they are thus regularly questioned on several aspects of their identity: Are they Abkhazians or Armenians? Are the Hamshen and Armenian identities contradictory? How do they identify themselves and how are they identified by the Abkhazian State? Finally, what might their relationship to the Republic of Armenia be?

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GENOCIDE EDUCATION IN MASSACHUSETTS: A New Mandate, a New Era, and New Challenges

GENOCIDE EDUCATION IN MASSACHUSETTS: A New Mandate, a New Era, and New Challenges

Panelists discuss how the Massachusetts law mandating genocide education came into being, the challenges overcome to gain its passage, and its potential impact on students and society as a whole.

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The Journeys of Heroes

The Journeys of Heroes

the genesis and daring pursuits of the Special Striking Division that operated under the personal authority of General Antranig Ozanian—and outside the control of the First Republic—as chronicled by Yeghishe Catchouny. Discover the parallel movements of the volunteer forces under the command of Vagharshag Shahinian.

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Fractured Regions and Small States: The Impact of Shifting Geopolitics on Armenia

Fractured Regions and Small States: The Impact of Shifting Geopolitics on Armenia

As states in Armenia's political neighborhoods develop new strategic partnerships and the role of superpowers, particularly the US, evolves, what is the impact on Armenia? How should Armenia position itself in these increasingly turbulent times?

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