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TRANSITION TREMORS: Armenia Two Years After the Velvet Revolution

TRANSITION TREMORS: Armenia Two Years After the Velvet Revolution

In 2018, a democratic breakthrough via mass-scale nonviolent disobedience campaign brought down Armenia’s competitive, soft authoritarian system headed by then President-turned-Prime Minister Serj Sargsyan. Since then, the country continues to face challenges to consolidate its still fragile democracy. 

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No End in Sight? Lebanon in Renewed Turmoil

No End in Sight? Lebanon in Renewed Turmoil

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2020 12pm Eastern, 9am PacificOn Zoom and NAASR's YouTube channel Armenian Studies On August 4, 2020, a massive explosion destroyed Beirut’s port and many neighborhoods in that city. The death toll from the explosion has been marked at upwards of 180 and more than 6,000 casualties have been reported. This explosion hit the already shaky Lebanese socio-political and economic infrastructure which has been weakened by decades of political infighting and collapsing economy, compounded by Covid-19 triggered public health issues. This panel conversation will try to contextualize the recent developments in Lebanon by looking at the country’s socio-political structure, the role of...

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TREASURES OF THE EARLIEST CHRISTIAN NATION: Spirituality, Art, and Music in Medieval Armenian Manuscripts

TREASURES OF THE EARLIEST CHRISTIAN NATION: Spirituality, Art, and Music in Medieval Armenian Manuscripts

Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 3pm Eastern/12pm (noon) Pacific ZOOM and on Society for Armenian Studies You Tube channel Haig Utidjian is an orchestral conductor, chorus master and musicologist. In his native Cyprus he was a pupil of Abp. Zareh Aznaworean of blessed memory, and is a Senior Deacon of the Armenian Church, with research interests in the musicology and theology of the Armenian Hymnal and in the works of St. Gregory of Narek. He was recently decorated with the Komitas medal by the Armenian state and the “Yakob Meghapart” medal by the National Library of Armenia. Dr. Utijian's recent publications...

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ARMENIA REPORT: Flare-up on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Border

ARMENIA REPORT: Flare-up on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Border

Richard B. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Stonehill College Dr. Anna Ohanyan moderated a panel discussion on the flare-up on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border with panelists Antranig Kasbarian, Arsen Kharatyan, and Maria Tititzian. This webinar was sponsored by the NAASR / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues. 

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SETTING THE AGENDA: Genocide Studies Today and the Place of the Armenian Genocide

SETTING THE AGENDA: Genocide Studies Today and the Place of the Armenian Genocide

Dr. Henry Theriault, then recently elected as President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS), in conversation with NAASR's Director of Academic Affairs Marc Mamigonian, discusses the state of genocide studies today and the place of Armenian Genocide studies within the field as a whole.

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