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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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The Stateless Diplomat ~ New York Screening ~ October 2, 2019

The Stateless Diplomat ~ New York Screening ~ October 2, 2019

"The Stateless Diplomat: Diana Apcar's Heroic Life," a Documentary by Mimi Malayan   Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 7:00-8:30 pm, at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, 420 West 118th Street  Conference Room 918 (9th floor), New York, NY 10027 Join us for a screening of The Stateless Diplomat, which tells the story of Diana Apcar, a 19th century Armenian writer living in Japan who became the de facto ambassador of the short-lived First Armenian Republic. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Apcar's great granddaughter Mimi Malayan. Mimi Malayan was born and raised in San Francisco for the first decade of her...

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