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REMEMBRANCES: The Assassination of Talaat Pasha ~ Wednesday, March 15, 2023 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

REMEMBRANCES: The Assassination of Talaat Pasha ~ Wednesday, March 15, 2023 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

Dr. Carla Garapedian, who wrote the preface to this new edition of Remembrances: The Assassination of Talaat Pasha, will provide a general introduction and Bedo Demirdjian, translator of the memoir, will talk about the challenges of working with this manuscript.

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THE RUINS OF ANI: A Photographic Journey from 1881 to the Present ~ Tuesday, March 7, 2023 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

THE RUINS OF ANI: A Photographic Journey from 1881 to the Present ~ Tuesday, March 7, 2023 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

Ohannes Kurkdjian is regarded as one of the prominent Armenian photographers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is best known as the first photographer to capture images of the medieval ruins located in the ancient Armenian capital of Ani.

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NAGORNO-KARABAKH: At the Crossroads of Self-Determination and Subjugation ~ Monday, March 6, 2023 ~ In-Person Event

NAGORNO-KARABAKH: At the Crossroads of Self-Determination and Subjugation ~ Monday, March 6, 2023 ~ In-Person Event

Nagorno-Karabakh's call for self-determination in the late 1980s was one of the earliest events of democratic fervor signaling the fall of the Soviet Union. It resulted in a backlash of pogroms against Armenians in the streets of Baku, Sumgait and other cities in Azerbaijan. More than thirty years later, the conflict between Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan remains unresolved and, after a 2020 war that left thousands dead, it is no longer "frozen" but in active eruption.

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SMALL-STATE STRATEGIES FOR REFORMING ARMENIA'S MILITARY: How Armenia Can Punch Above Its Weight ~ Thursday, March 2, 2023 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

SMALL-STATE STRATEGIES FOR REFORMING ARMENIA'S MILITARY: How Armenia Can Punch Above Its Weight ~ Thursday, March 2, 2023 ~ On Zoom/YouTube

Dr. Edouard Abrahamyan will present key findings from the Green Paper on Armed Forces Reform that was prepared by the Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor Office and released in 2022.

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POSTPONED: THE HAMIDIAN MASSACRES OF 1894-97: Challenging Traditional Perspectives

POSTPONED: THE HAMIDIAN MASSACRES OF 1894-97: Challenging Traditional Perspectives

Dr. Owen Miller, the author of a thesis and several research articles on the Sasun massacre of 1894 and its background, will discuss with Jelle Verheij his findings and the need for revision of the traditional perspectives, touching on many of the key issues and players: the death toll, characteristics and motivation of the perpetrators, the roles of the Ottoman authorities, foreign powers and Armenian revolutionary parties.

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