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Cemal Pasha’s Role in the Armenian Genocide ~ Thursday, October 22, 2020 ~ Live on Zoom

Cemal Pasha’s Role in the Armenian Genocide ~ Thursday, October 22, 2020 ~ Live on Zoom

In this presentation, Professor Akçam will explore the contrasting popular and scholarly views of the role of Cemal Pasha in Ottoman and Armenian history. While a commonly-held view of non-historians considers Cemal Pasha to be one of the “Three Pashas” (along with Talat Pasha and Enver Pasha) who were largely responsible for the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire during the Armenian Genocide (1914-1923), many historians in fact have argued that he actually opposed the annihilationist policies directed toward Armenians.

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CRISIS IN THE CAUCASUS: Nagorno-Karabakh Under Siege ~ Monday, October 12, 2020, LIVE on Zoom/Facebook

CRISIS IN THE CAUCASUS: Nagorno-Karabakh Under Siege ~ Monday, October 12, 2020, LIVE on Zoom/Facebook

As the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict continues, three diverse experts come together to discuss the crisis today, the history of yesterday, and the actions of tomorrow.

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THE KARABAGH WAR: History, Context, Implications ~ Wednesday, October 7, 2020 ~ LIVE on Zoom

THE KARABAGH WAR: History, Context, Implications ~ Wednesday, October 7, 2020 ~ LIVE on Zoom

On September 27, 2020, the government of Azerbaijan backed by Turkey dramatically escalated the conflict with Armenians in the Republic of Nagorno-Karabagh. Why is this happening now? What is at stake? What are the global implications? What could happen next?

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POSTPONED! VAHE OSHAGAN: BETWEEN ACTS - New date TBD

POSTPONED! VAHE OSHAGAN: BETWEEN ACTS - New date TBD

The planned discussion of "Vahe Oshagan: Between Acts," scheduled for Wednesday, October 7, at 3:00 (ET), has been postponed in light of ongoing developments in Armenia and Artsakh. The co-sponsors and participants believe that the work of culture is extremely important and often under-estimated in Armenian public life and are hopeful that the film and the discussion we hope it will engender will reach a wider audience at a more opportune time in the not-too-distant future. We thank all of those who have registered or planned to attend, and will keep you informed when a new date has been set.

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From the Original Birds’ Nest Orphanage in Sidon to Present Day Sanjak Camp with Misak Kelechian ~ Sunday, September 20, 2020 ~ LIVE on Zoom/YouTube

From the Original Birds’ Nest Orphanage in Sidon to Present Day Sanjak Camp with Misak Kelechian ~ Sunday, September 20, 2020 ~ LIVE on Zoom/YouTube

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020, at 4:00pm Eastern / 1:00pm Pacific LIVE on Zoom. Registration is required and free. LIVE Stream on the NAASR YouTube channel Armenian StudiesMisak Kelechian will present a visual tour of two sites of great importance to Armenians who settled in Lebanon as refugees in the 1920s and 1930s: the Birds’ Nest orphanage and Sanjak Camp.The “Birds’ Nest” (Trchnots Pooyn) orphanage in Lebanon became home for 400 orphans whose lives were being rebuilt after having been expelled from Turkey following World War I. The Danish Mission-ary Maria Jacobsen rented a palace for her 400 toddlers and it...

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