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Bedros Keljik's Armenian- American Sketches: Stories of Armenians in the Early 20th Century

Bedros Keljik's Armenian- American Sketches: Stories of Armenians in the Early 20th Century

Bedros Keljik’s Armenian-American Sketches, originally published in Armenian in 1944 as Amerigahay Badgerner, is the work of a member of the pioneer generation of Armenian immigrants, and is of both literary and historical significance. Now fully translated into English for the first time and recently published as volume 8 in the Armenian Series of The Press at California State University, Fresno, these stories retain their vitality, humor, pathos, and relevance.

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From the Original Birds’ Nest Orphanage in Sidon to Present Day Sanjak Camp

From the Original Birds’ Nest Orphanage in Sidon to Present Day Sanjak Camp

Misak Kelechian presents a visual tour of two sites of great importance to Armenians who settled in Lebanon as refugees in the 1920s and 1930s: the Birds’ Nest orphanage and Sanjak Camp.

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THE ARMENIAN EXPERIENCE: Between Memory and History

THE ARMENIAN EXPERIENCE: Between Memory and History

An international expert at CERI-Sciences Po, Dr. Gaïdz Minassian has been a journalist at Le Monde since 2001. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science and teaches International Relations at SciencesPo, Paris and is the author of several books on international relations, the South, Caucasus and Armenia.

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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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Trend or Exception? Democratization in Armenia and Authoritarianism Worldwide

Trend or Exception? Democratization in Armenia and Authoritarianism Worldwide

At a time when there is great concern over the apparent decline of liberal democracy around the world, in 2018 Armenia seemed to be a notable exception and was hailed as “badly needed good news for democracy” by the Washington Post.

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