Sponsorship Levels & Tickets for Honoring Christina Maranci, Mashtots Chair in Armenian Studies, Harvard ~ Saturday, May 6, 2023. NAASR was launched in March 1955 to pursue a bold vision of promoting Armenian Studies by establishing endowed chairs at foremost universities in the United States. NAASR achieved this ambitious goal by establishing the first chair in Armenian Studies, at Harvard University. In 1959 we marked the successful conclusion of our Harvard Chair campaign at a gala in Memorial Hall. The Mashtots Chair was the first at Harvard to be endowed by a community organization.
This presentation will focus on several efforts since 2019 to continue and expand the long-running project of Armenian Genocide denial and will also discuss how it dovetails with the efforts of Azerbaijan to rewrite history as a means to dictate Armenia’s future but also its past.
Join us in celebrating Director of Academic Affairs Marc A. Mamigonian's 25 years at NAASR. Mamigonian will engage in a dynamic conversation with Khatchig Mouradian on a quarter century of developments at NAASR and in Armenian Studies generally, and a multitude of other topics, followed by an open discussion with the audience.
Join us for a discussion of how the Massachusetts law mandating genocide education came into being, the challenges overcome to gain its passage, and its potential impact on students and society as a whole.