National Association for Armenian Studies and Research NAASR event video of talk by Peter Balakian and Aram Arkun, “The Ruins of Ani: From Sacred Landscape to Political Soil,” at the NAASR Vartan Gregorian Building, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA Co-sponsored by Tekeyan Cultural Association Greater Boston and NAASR/Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues. Video by Jirair Hovsepian
What role does the Armenian-American press serve today? Whom does it serve? What does its future look like? Moderated by Stepan Piligian. Panelists Armenian Mirror Spectator Editor Alin Gregorian, Armenian Weekly Assistant Editor Leeza Arakelian, Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe journalist (retired) Stephen Kurkjian.
"Incitement to Genocide, Freedom of Expression, and Social Media: The Balance of the Unbalanced?" Panel organized and co-sponsored by the AGBU New England District and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research - NAASR/Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues at Harvard University, December 8, 2019.
Located at the crossroads of Europe and the Middle East, the Armenian Highland (Historic Armenia) served as a transition corridor for major waves of prehistoric and historic migrations. The genetic history of Armenians as an indigenous population of the region attracts keen scientific interest to resolve the puzzle of ancient Middle Eastern populations’ expansion and the spread of Indo-European languages.
Essay Contest winner Lillian Avedian. Ms. Avedian was co-winner of the NAASR-sponsored essay contest for undergraduate students centering on the transformative power of education at the core of NAASR’s mission and the life of Dr. Vartan Gregorian, after whom NAASR’s new world.