James Robins explores the accounts of Anzac Prisoners of War who witnessed the genocide, the experiences of soldiers who risked their lives to defend refugees, and Australia and New Zealand’s participation in the enormous post-war Armenian relief movement.
Join Tatul Hakobyan to deconstruct events leading up to and following the 44-Day War. The discussion will be in English. Conflict specialist Hakobyan will examine why the war started; what transpired on the ground; what were the surprises, if any; and why events unfolded along a trajectory of seemingly endless calamities.
How can scholars maintain their commitment to academic integrity while also contributing to this larger effort? How can activists who work on the “front lines” or in the corridors of power benefit from the foundational work of scholars? Are the priorities and responsibilities of the academic and activist worlds reconcilable and complementary or must they be seen as separate? Can greater collaboration and cooperation among scholars, across Armenian community political and organizational lines, and among activists representing different interest groups more effectively counter Turkey and Azerbaijan’s exponentially larger wealth and influence? Join us for the discussion.
In this lecture, Dr. Melissa Bilal will talk about Mari Beylerian’s legacy as a staunch feminist writer, an activist committed to social justice, and a devoted pedagogue who disappeared amidst the horrors of the genocide.