The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) will host a special event, “Expanding Horizons—West Coast,” on Sunday, January 29, 2023, to welcome Dr. Taner Akçam to the Los Angeles area and to connect with members and supporters. This evening get together will be held in downtown Los Angeles at the historic Jonathan Club, 545 South Figueroa Street. There will be a cocktail reception at 5:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m
NAASR’s Aronian Book Prizes were established in 2014 by the late Dr. Sona Aronian and Dr. Geoffrey Gibbs, to be awarded annually to outstanding scholarly works in the English language in the field of Armenian Studies and translations from Armenian into English.
With great sadness, NAASR joins with family and friends and the Armenian community worldwide in mourning the passing of Edward Avedisian on December 7, 2022. Avedisian, a world-class clarinetist who performed with the Boston Pops for 35 years and the Boston Ballet Orchestra for 43 seasons, among other orchestras, served on the NAASR Board of Directors since 2016 and was principal benefactor for NAASR’s Vartan Gregorian Building which opened in 2019. Click here for a video honoring Ed Avedisian (2021).