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Event Videos — #NAASR

That Troublesome Word, Genocide: How Should We Understand It?

That Troublesome Word, Genocide: How Should We Understand It?

Professor Ron Suny, emeritus of the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan -- and author of a major study of the massacres and deportations committed by the Ottoman Turks in 1915, "They Can Live in the Desert But Nowhere Else": A History of the Armenian Genocide (Princeton University Press, 2015) -- uses the insights of Moses' work to take a fresh look at the Armenian tragedy and how it provides another lens to look at the concept of genocide.

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The Extraordinary Humanitarian Legacy of the Near East Relief and Three Generations of Kerrs

The Extraordinary Humanitarian Legacy of the Near East Relief and Three Generations of Kerrs

This audio-visual presentation, featuring rare archival material, photographs and video clips, sheds light on the massive life-saving impact of the Near East Relief and more specifically, the Kerr family, on a generation of survivors of the Armenian Genocide. Responding to horrific eyewitness accounts and urgent pleas for help, the U.S. mobilized an unprecedented campaign of humanitarian assistance led by the Near East Relief (NER) and given legs by a small army of relief workers who risked their lives to help the destitute survivors in distant, dangerous lands. Among the volunteers was Stanley Kerr, a young biochemist in the U.S. Army who, learning of the opportunity to join the relief effort, in 1919 boarded a ship to the crumbling Ottoman Empire.

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For A Better Understanding of St. Gregory of Narek's Prayers: A Conversation between Dr. Abraham Terian and Dr. S. Peter Cowe

For A Better Understanding of St. Gregory of Narek's Prayers: A Conversation between Dr. Abraham Terian and Dr. S. Peter Cowe

A conversation between Dr. Abraham Terian and Dr. S. Peter Cowe "For a Better Understanding of St. Gregory of Narek's Prayers"

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They Vowed Never To Return: Armenian Transatlantic Mobility and ‘Undesirable Subjects’ at the end of the Ottoman Empire

They Vowed Never To Return: Armenian Transatlantic Mobility and ‘Undesirable Subjects’ at the end of the Ottoman Empire

This talk by Hazal Özdemir expands the category of anti-Armenian violence in the Hamidian era to contain the denaturalization of targeted populations and methods devised to control their movements, such as photo registers. It will focus on the Armenian mobility between the Ottoman Empire and the United States between 1896-1908.

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Armeno-Indica: Four Centuries of Togetherness and Familiarity

Armeno-Indica: Four Centuries of Togetherness and Familiarity

This international conference celebrates the bicentenary of the founding of Kolkata's famed Armenian College (est. 1821), one of three centers of Armenian higher learning in the diaspora during the nineteenth century and the only one that has survived and is thriving today. Bringing together economic, literary, legal, and cultural historians from India, Armenia, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the United States, the conference highlights how, beginning in the early modern period and continuing to the present, Armenians have traveled to India to make its distant shores and cultures their own.

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