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The Blockade of Artsakh and Global Indifference

The Blockade of Artsakh and Global Indifference

Online panel discussion of the current blockade of Artsakh (2023) and apparent global indifference.

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Talat Pasha's Genocide Technocrat: A Biography of Mustafa Reşat Mimaroğlu

Talat Pasha's Genocide Technocrat: A Biography of Mustafa Reşat Mimaroğlu

In this talk, Dr. Ümit Kurt explores Mimaroğlu’s biography including his relationship with the Armenian journalist and professor Diran Kelekian, who was arrested by his former student Mimaroğlu in April 1915 and killed; examine the continuation of a genocidal regime in the modern Turkish Republic and how genocidaires such as Mimaroğlu constituted core elements of the new state; and explore what kinds of administrative/bureaucratic mechanisms made the Armenian Genocide possible and how technocrats like Mustafa Reşat, taking charge of these mechanisms, facilitated the genocide for political decision-makers.

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COLLECTIVE TRAUMA AND THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE: Armenian, Turkish and Azerbaijani Relations Since 1839

COLLECTIVE TRAUMA AND THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE: Armenian, Turkish and Azerbaijani Relations Since 1839

The lessons Dr. Pamela Steiner has taken about what might be needed to achieve something positive among Armenians, Turks and Azerbaijanis is pulled together in her recent interdisciplinary book, Collective Trauma and the Armenian Genocide: Armenian, Turkish and Azerbaijani Relations Since 1839.

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PERSONALIZING THE MAP OF HOMELAND

PERSONALIZING THE MAP OF HOMELAND

In this talk, Dr. Carel Bertram discusses how travelers came to experience these two landscapes (hostland/diasporic home and homeland) not merely together, but as mirrors, or as parallel or overlapping maps. She uses their conversations and their memories of homeland-related recipes and music to show how, during their travels, this sensibility was activated and nurtured in ways that impacted their understanding and experiences of homeland in powerful ways.

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THE HORRORS OF ADANA: Revolution and Violence in the Early Twentieth Century

THE HORRORS OF ADANA: Revolution and Violence in the Early Twentieth Century

Dr. Bedross Der Matossian presents his book The Horrors of Adana: Revolution and Violence in the Early Twentieth Century.

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