Cummings Foundation Grant Recipient


January 17: Lecture by Vickie Smith Foston: “What's Armenian? Uncovering a Hidden Armenian Heritage.”

February 7: Illustrated Lecture by Joe Dagdigian on “Armenia and Its Scientific Heritage.”

February 21: Illustrated Lecture by Dr. Levon Chookaszian on “Armenian Art of the First Christian Centuries.”

February 27: Lecture by Bat Ye’or on “Jihad, Politics, and Religious Minorities: The Armenian Experience.”

March 28: Panel Discussion on “Current State of the Armenian Economy” with business leaders from Armenia, co-sponsored by NAASR and CYSCA.

May 9, 16, 23, 30: Seminar by Prof. James R. Russell: “The Near East in the Mind of America: Cultural Connections Between American Literature and the Civilizations of Armenia and Her Neighbors.”

June 13: Video Screening: Roger Hagopian: “Memories of Marash.”

June 20: Lecture by Fr. Dajad Davidian, “The Reality of Today's Armenia: Confessions of an Unrepentant Optimist.”

August 15: Panel Discussion: “Secondary School Partnerships Promoting Civil Society in Armenia,” co-sponsored by NAASR and CYSCA.

September 12: Lecture by Dr. Moorad Mooradian on “The Armenian Genocide Conflict with Turkey: Perspectives and Possible Resolutions.”

September 19: Lecture by Dr. Flora Keshgegian: “Redeeming Memories: A Theology of Healing and Transformation,” co-sponsored by NAASR and the Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA).

October 4-6: NAASR Conference: “Rethinking Armenian Studies,” at Harvard Divinity School and NAASR Center.

November 16: 48th Annual NAASR Assembly of Members with lecture by Dr. Simon Payaslian, “The Kaloosdian-Mugar Chair at Clark University: The Next Generation.”

December 12: Panel Discussion on “Atom Egoyan's Ararat: The Film and Its Politics,” at First Armenian Church, Belmont, co-sponsored by NAASR and the Armenian Assembly of America’s New England Regional Council.

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