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.
A virtual film screening and discussion of "The Dildilians: A Story of Photography and Survival," a documentary capturing the way of life in Anatolia, Turkey prior to the Armenian Genocide of 1915. The story is told through the voices of family descendants of the Dildilians, a family of remarkable photographers, and supplemented with historical photographs and documents from the family archive.
THURSDAY, October 22, 2020, at 11:00am Pacific / 2:00pm EasternOn Zoom. The UCLA Promise Armenian Institute Distinguished Lecture Series, No. 2: Cemal Pasha’s Role in the Armenian Genocide PRESENTERTaner Akçam, PhD, Professor of History and Kaloosdian and Mugar Chairholder in Modern Armenian History and Genocide Studies, Clark UniversityDISCUSSANTRonald Grigor Suny, PhD, William H. Sewell, Jr. Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Michigan and Emeritus Professor of Political Science and History at the University of ChicagoSYNOPSIS In this presentation, Professor Akçam will explore the contrasting popular and scholarly views of the role of Cemal Pasha in Ottoman and Armenian history. While a...
On September 27, 2020, the government of Azerbaijan backed by Turkey dramatically escalated the conflict with Armenians in the Republic of Nagorno-Karabagh. Why is this happening now? What is at stake? What are the global implications? What could happen next?