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THE UNSPOKEN AS HERITAGE with Prof. Harry Harootunian ~ Thursday, February 13, 2020

THE UNSPOKEN AS HERITAGE with Prof. Harry Harootunian ~ Thursday, February 13, 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020, 7:00-8:30 pmWeatherhead East Asian Institute420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027Conference Room 918 (9th floor)In the 1910s historian Harry Harootunian's parents Ohannes and Vehanush escaped the mass slaughter of the Armenian genocide, making their way to France, where they first met, before settling in suburban Detroit. Although his parents rarely spoke of their families and the horrors they survived, the genocide and their parents' silence about it was a permanent backdrop to the Harootunian children's upbringing. In The Unspoken as Heritage Harootunian—for the first time in his distinguished career—turns to his personal life and family heritage...

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Eric D. Weitz on The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation-States, Thursday, November 14, 2019

Eric D. Weitz on The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation-States, Thursday, November 14, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 6:00-7:30 pm Columbia University, Knox Hall 207, 606 West 122nd Street, New York, NY 10027 A World Divided: The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation-States (Princeton University Press, 2019) Once dominated by vast empires, the world is now divided into close to 200 independent countries with laws and constitutions proclaiming human rights—a transformation that suggests that nations and human rights inevitably developed together. But the reality is far more problematic, as Eric Weitz shows in this compelling global history of the fate of human rights in a world of nation-states. Eric D....

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Matthew Karanian Presents A Pilgrims Guide to Ancient Armenia ~ Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Matthew Karanian Presents A Pilgrims Guide to Ancient Armenia ~ Tuesday, October 29, 2019

A Pilgrims Guide to Ancient Armenia: A celebration of the Armenia that avoided destruction: the monuments, the churches and Armenians who persevered in the face of persecution.Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7:45 pmSt. Leon Church Abajian Hall, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410Explore Western Armenia and the First Armenian Republic with author-photographer Matthew Karanian and chart your journey to the ancient Armenian lands of Yerevan, Gyumri, Kars, Ani, Van, Bitlis, Diyarbakir, Erzerum, Kharpert and Sebastia.Join Matthew Karanian as he brings together the power of the Armenian past with its material presence today through a masterful combination of story-telling and...

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Rosemary Hartounian Cohen on Voices from the Hidden Genocide 1918 ~ October 6, 2019

Rosemary Hartounian Cohen on Voices from the Hidden Genocide 1918 ~ October 6, 2019

Rosemary Hartounian Cohen, "Voices from the Hidden Genocide of 1918: Stories of the Turkish Massacre of Armenians in Persia–Iran" Sunday, October 6, 2019, at 4:00 pm, Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA 91345 The lecture is dedicated to the memory of Janet Samuelian The massacre of Armenians that occurred in northern Persia in 1918 was a continuation of the Armenian Genocide which began in 1915 in the Ottoman Empire.This book contains the words and the stories of the survivors of the massacre.The author’s grandmother, Arousiak, and mother, Liana, were the sole survivors of the massacre that took...

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Raffi Bedrosyan on Trauma and Resilience: Armenians in Turkey ~ September 25, 2019

Raffi Bedrosyan on Trauma and Resilience: Armenians in Turkey ~ September 25, 2019

Raffi Bedrosyan, "Trauma and Resilience: Armenians in Turkey - Hidden, Not Hidden and No Longer Hidden," moderated by George AghjayanWednesday, September 25, 2019, 7:30 pm, at the AGBU New England District Center, 247 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472Doors open at 7:00 pm to purchase books at NAASR on the second floor of the AGBU NE Center. Trauma and Resilience will be available for purchase and signing by the author. A reception will take place before and after the program and book signing.Trauma and Resilience: Armenians in Turkey — Hidden, Not Hidden and No Longer Hidden by Raffi Bedrosyan is a collection of articles about...

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