Event Videos — #NAASRevents

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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The Armenian Genocide and The 20th Century

The Armenian Genocide and The 20th Century

The Armenian Genocide has long been side-lined in the histories of Europe and the world. This poses a whole series of problems for how we understand the past. In this talk, Stefan Ihrig discussed how and why the Armenian Genocide was a central event for 20th century world history. 

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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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