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Nagorno Karabakh/Artsakh and the Palimpsests of Conflict, Violence, and Memory

Nagorno Karabakh/Artsakh and the Palimpsests of Conflict, Violence, and Memory

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.

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Cemal Pasha's Role in the Armenian Genocide

Cemal Pasha's Role in the Armenian Genocide

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...

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When Was the Decision Made to Annihilate the Armenians?

When Was the Decision Made to Annihilate the Armenians?

In this presentation, first in The Promise Armenian Institute Distinguished Lecture Series, Professor Taner Akçam introduces some newly unearthed documents from the Ottoman archives in Istanbul that indicate that the first decision to exterminate Armenians was taken on December 1, 1914, well before most scholars in the field ever suggested.

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