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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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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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No End in Sight? Lebanon in Renewed Turmoil

No End in Sight? Lebanon in Renewed Turmoil

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2020 12pm Eastern, 9am PacificOn Zoom and NAASR's YouTube channel Armenian Studies On August 4, 2020, a massive explosion destroyed Beirut’s port and many neighborhoods in that city. The death toll from the explosion has been marked at upwards of 180 and more than 6,000 casualties have been reported. This explosion hit the already shaky Lebanese socio-political and economic infrastructure which has been weakened by decades of political infighting and collapsing economy, compounded by Covid-19 triggered public health issues. This panel conversation will try to contextualize the recent developments in Lebanon by looking at the country’s socio-political structure, the role of...

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