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Heghnar Watenpaugh, “The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript from Genocide to Justice"

Heghnar Watenpaugh, “The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript from Genocide to Justice"

Thursday, February 28, 7:00 p.m. Hamilton 702, 1130 Amsterdam Avenue (at 116th St.) Columbia University in the City of New York Co-sponsored by the Columbia University Armenian Center, Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR), Research Institute on Turkey, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). Click here for more information and click here to view flyer.

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NAASR to Name Its New Headquarters after Distinguished Historian and Philanthropic Leader Vartan Gregorian

NAASR to Name Its New Headquarters after Distinguished Historian and Philanthropic Leader Vartan Gregorian

BELMONT, MA — The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) will name its new headquarters in Belmont, MA, after Dr. Vartan Gregorian, President of the philanthropic foundation Carnegie Corporation of New York, fulfilling the request of the building’s principal benefactors, Edward and Pamela Avedisian of Lexington, MA.  The new building’s official name will be the NAASR Vartan Gregorian Building. Read more here.

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NAASR's New Building Topped Off!

NAASR's New Building Topped Off!

The last steel bar on NAASR's new building was raised and secured in place Friday afternoon, January 4, 2019, in a joyful "topping off" celebration. Members of the Board and staff, key supporters, the SMMA design team, and Altair Construction signed the beam before it was raised. As the US and Armenian flags gently waved against a beautiful blue sky atop our building, sparkling cider capped this historic moment! Watch the Belmont Journal's coverage of the topping off here.

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“The 1988 Armenian Earthquake and the Transformation of Diasporan/Homeland Relations"

Thursday, December 13, 7:30 p.m. Nahigian Hall, First Armenian Church, 380 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA. Moderated by Stephen Kurkjian, and including John A. Simourian, Michele Simourian, Hayk Demoyan (on video), Carolann Najarian, and Elaine Kasparian.  Co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)/Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues and the First Armenian Church. Click here to view flyer.

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Panel, "Activism and Transition to Leadership in Armenia: Challenges and Opportunities"

Thursday, December 6, 7:30 p.m. AGBU Center, 247 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown, MA. Moderated by Prof. Anna Ohanyan.  Sponsored by the Cambridge-Yerevan Sister City Association and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)/Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues.  Click here to view flyer.

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