The distinguished panel of Laurence Broers, Anna Ohanyan, Kristin Cavoukian, and Richard Giragosian, moderated by NAASR director of academic affairs Marc Mamigonian present the publication Armenia's Velvet Revolution as well as discuss the promise and the peril facing Armenia’s democratic consolidation, in light of the new post-war realities in the country and the region.
Sunday, November 22, 2020, 1:00pm (Eastern)
On Zoom and the NAASR YouTube channel Armenian Studies.FEATURINGMR. ROBERT AVETISYAN, Permanent Representative of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic to the United StatesDR. ANTRANIG KASBARIAN, Director of Development, Tufenkian FoundationDR. ANNA OHANYAN, Richard B. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Stonehill CollegeMODERATORMARC A. MAMIGONIAN, Director of Academic Affairs, NAASRCO-SPONSORSNational Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)/ Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian IssuesSociety for Armenian Studies (SAS)
INTRODUCTORY REMARKS CHRISTINA MARANCI, Dadian-Oztemel Professor of Armenian Art and Architecture, Tufts University
PRESENTERS PATRICK DONABEDIAN, Faculty Member, Histoire de l'art et archéologie, Aix-Marseille Université TAMARA MINASYAN, Matenadaran/Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (with translation by Sona Baloyan) HAMLET PETROSYAN, Head of the Department of Cultural Studies of Yerevan State University and Head of Artsakh Archaeological Expedition
Photos: 13th century fresco from Dadivank' (Shahen Mkrtchian, Treasures of Artsakh
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.
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.