After viewing Should the Wind Drop, film's director, Nora Martirosyan, and producer, Julie Paratian, will participate in a discussion about the film, moderated by Laure Astourian, Professor of Modern Languages.
Kindred Voices explores how the region’s Muslim and Christian poets grappled with the multilingual and multi-religious worlds they inhabited, attempting to impart resonant forms of instruction to their intermingled communities.
As he prepares to depart from his position as Kaloosdian-Mugar Chair in Armeni-an Genocide Studies at Clark University to become the inaugural director of the Armenian Genocide Research Program within the Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA, Akçam will engage in a conversation with NAASR Academic Director Marc A. Mamigonian that will touch on such topics as the evolution of Akçam’s work, the history and development of Armenian Genocide Studies, the challenges facing the field, and his plans for the future in his new role.
Turkish authorities have confiscated assets belonging to non-Muslim foundations and individuals—from the beginning of the 20th Century until the 2000s—thereby eroding their capacity to serve and support their communities. There have been some positive developments since 2000.