2009 Posted on 22 Jun 12:00

Jan. 13: Forum on “Armenians in the 21st Century” at Fordham Univ., New York City. Hosted by the Armenian Club of Fordham University and co-sponsored by NAASR, AAA (Armenian Assembly of America), AUA (American University of Armenia), AAHPO (Arm. Amer. Health Professional Org.), EFS (Everek Fenesse Educational Society), ABSA (Armenian Behavioral Science Assoc.), and AASSSG (Armenian-American Society for Studies of Stress & Genocide)

Feb. 11: George Bournoutian: “The Archival Chamber of Etchmiadzin,” at the NAASR Center

Feb. 17: Screening of the documentary Everyone Prays at Holy Etchmiadzin, at the NAASR Center.

Feb, 19: George Bournoutian: “The Archival Chamber of Etchmiadzin,” at Abril Bookstore, Glendale, CA. Co-sponsored by NAASR and Abril.

Feb. 22: George Bournoutian: “The Archival Chamber of Etchmiadzin,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by NAASR and AEM.

March 3: George Bournoutian: “Armenian Church Under Persian Rule 1600-1800,” at CSU-Fresno, co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies program at CSU and NAASR.

March 5: John A. C. Greppin: “The Urartian Influence on the Earliest Armenians,” at the NAASR Center.

March 10: Forum at Fordham Univ. on “The Future of Christians in the Middle East.” Hosted by the Armenian Club of Fordham University and co-sponsored by NAASR, AAA (Armenian Assembly of America), AUA (American University of Armenia), AAHPO (Arm. Amer. Health Professional Org.), EFS (Everek Fenesse Educational Society), ABSA (Armenian Behavioral Science Assoc.), and AASSSG (Armenian-American Society for Studies of Stress & Genocide)

March 15: Gregory Ketabgian and Hrair Dekmejian, “The Adana Massacres: A Psychosocial Analysis,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by NAASR and AEM.

March 22: Screening of J. Michael Hagopian’s film “The River Ran Red” at the Mosesian Theatre, Watertown Arsenal Center for the Arts, with panel discussion with the director, Prof. Taner Akcam, Dr. Bedross Der Matossian, and Marc Mamigonian.

Thurs. March 26-Sat. March 28: Society for Armenian Studies 35th Anniversary Conference.

Conference Sponsors:

Society for Armenian Studies;

UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies;

UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies;

USC Institute of Armenian Studies:

National Association for Armenian Studies and Research;

And the Armenian Studies Programs of the

Armenian Center, Columbia University,

Armenian Research Center, University of Michigan-Dearborn

California State University-Fresno,

California State University-Northridge,

University of California, Los Angeles,

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

April 2: Rubina Peroomian: “And Those Who Continued Living in Turkey After 1915,” at the NAASR Center.

April 14: Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide at Tufts University, with lecture by Claire Mouradian (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris): “The American Jews and the Armenian Genocide.” Sponsored by Tufts University, the Darakjian-Jafarian Chair in Armenian History, the History Department, and NAASR. At Goddard Chapel, Tufts Univ. Medford campus.

May 7: “The Adana Massacre of 1909: Legacy and Perspectives,” a mini-symposium on the 100th anniversary of the Adana Massacres with:

Aram Arkun: “Armenian Self-Defense During the 1909 Massacres: The Case of Dörtyol (Chorkmarzban).”

Bedross Der Matossian: “Revisiting the Adana Massacres of 1909: Revolution, Power, and Violence”

Dikran Kaligian: “Impact of the Adana Massacre on ARF-CUP Relations”

Lou Ann Matossian: “Missionary Witness: The Christie Family Papers on the Cilician Massacres of 1909”

May 8: Richard Hovannisian, “The Changing Landscape of Historic Western Armenia,” Armenian Church of the Holy Translators, 38 Franklin St., Framingham, MA. Co-sponsored by Church of the Holy Translators, Armenian Assembly of America, and NAASR.

May 14: Greg Aftandilian, “World War II as an Enhancer of Second Generation Armenian-American Identity,” at the NAASR Center.

May 16: 55th Annual Assembly, with lecture by Erik Goldstein of Boston University, “Great Britain and the Re-Emergence of Armenian Statehood.”

May 19: Peter Balakian, “Armenian Golgotha: An Eyewitness Account of the Armenian Genocide,” at Facing History and Ourselves, Brookline, MA. Co-sponsored by FHAO and NAASR.

May 28: Lorne Shirinian: “The Georgetown Boys,” co-sponsored by the Zoryan Institute and NAASR. At the NAASR Center.

June 4: Arshag Merguerian Memorial Lecture: Omar Khalidi, “Three Centuries of Armenian Heritage in India,” at the NAASR Center.

June 7: Rubina Peroomian: “And Those Who Continued Living in Turkey After 1915,” at Soorp Khatch Armenian Church, Bethesda, MD. Co-sponsored by Soorp Khatch Church and NAASR.

June 11: Prof. George Bournoutian, “The Archival Chamber of Etchmiadzin,” at the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America. Co-sponsored by the Zohrab Center and NAASR.

June 17: Vartan Oskanian: “Speaking To Be Heard: A Statesman Looks Back,” at Bentley Univ.’s LaCava Center in Waltham, MA. Co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) and the Bentley Program in Global Studies.

June 25: “Social Services in Armenia: Challenges and Opportunities,” with ten professionals visiting from Armenia. Co-sponsored by the Cambridge-Yerevan Sister City Association (CYSCA) and NAASR.

June 28: Harut Barsamian, “Resurrection with Cane and Shoe,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by AEM and NAASR.

June 30: George Bournoutian, “The Archival Chamber of Etchmiadzin,” at the Alex Manoogian Cultural Center, Scarborough, Ont. Co-sponsored by the AGBU-Toronto and NAASR.

July 9: Gayane Novikova: “The 2008 Five-Day War and Shifts in Security in the South Caucasus,” at the NAASR Center.

July 23: Michele Sigler: “Digital Western Armenian: The Armenian Lexicon Project,” at the NAASR Center.

August 5: Dr. Anny Bakalian: “Subversive Tourism? Armenian Pilgrimage to Historic Cilicia.” At Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver Street, Manhattan. Co-sponsored by Alwan for the Arts and NAASR.

August 6: “Armenia’s Foreign Policy on Two Fronts: Recent Developments in Nagorno-Karabagh and Turkey-Armenia Relations,” with Levon Chorbajian, Asbed Kotchikian, and Henry Theriault. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Review and NAASR. At the NAASR Center.

Sept. 15: Forum at Fordham University on “Eastern Turkey Today: Armenian Views,” with Hirant Gulian, Haig and Mary Sarajian, and Samvel Jeshmaridian. Hosted by the Armenian Club of Fordham University, co-sponsored by the AGBU (Armenian General Benevolent Union). Participating groups: Armenian Assembly of America, NAASR, Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center, Armenian Behavioral Science Assoc., Fordham Institute for Research, Service, Teaching, and Armenian-American Society for Studies on Stress & Genocide.

Sept. 17: James R. Russell: “From Parthia to Robin Hood: The Armenian Version of the Epic of the Blind Man’s Son (Koroglu),” at the NAASR Center.

Oct. 8: Michael Bobelian: “Children of Armenia: A Forgotten Genocide and the Century-Long Struggle for Justice,” at the NAASR Center.

Oct. 8: Gayane Novikova: “Aftermath of the Russian-Georgian War: Implications for Internal and External Actors,” at Columbia. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Center at Columbia University, the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University, the Middle East Institute at Columbia, and NAASR.

Oct. 10: “New Perspectives on the Life & Art of Arshile Gorky,” with V. Rev. Fr. Krikor Maksoudian, Ph.D.; Matthew Spender; and Sara Bogosian. At the NAASR Center. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Whistler House Museum of Art.

Oct. 11: Tom Mooradian: “The Repatriate: Love, Basketball, and the KGB,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by AEM and NAASR.

Oct. 18: Michael Bobelian: “Children of Armenia: A Forgotten Genocide and the Century-Long Struggle for Justice,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by AEM and NAASR.

Oct. 22: Book Presentation by Robert Koolakian: “Struggle for Justice: A Story of the American Committee for the Independence of Armenia, 1915-1920,” at the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA). Co-sponsored by ALMA and NAASR.

Oct. 29: Marc Mamigonian, “From Idea to Reality: The Development of Armenian Studies in the U.S.,” at the NAASR Center.

Nov. 1: Greg Aftandilian, “World War II as an Enhancer of Second Generation Armenian-American Identity,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by AEM and NAASR.

Nov. 3: Armen Marsoobian, “At the Crossroads of Family and Institutional Memory: Marsovan (Merzifon) and Anatolia College, 1890-1922.” Co-sponsored by Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives, Anatolia College, and NAASR. At the NAASR Center.

Nov. 10: Forum at Fordham University: “Americans Building Armenia.” Hosted by the Armenian Club of Fordham University. Participating groups: NAASR, Armenian Assembly of America, Armenian American Health Professional Organization, Everek-Fenesse Educational Society, Fordham Institute for Research, Service, Teaching.

Nov. 12: Tom Mooradian, “The Repatriate: Love, Basketball, and the KGB,” at the NAASR Center.

Nov. 13: Michael Bobelian, “Children of Armenia: A Forgotten Genocide and the Century-Long Struggle for Justice,” at the Alex Manoogian Cultural Center, 930 Progress Avenue, Scarborough, Ont. Co-sponsored by AGBU-Toronto and NAASR.

Nov. 20: Anny Bakalian: “Subversive Tourism? Armenian Pilgrimage to Historic Cilicia,” at the NAASR Center.

Nov. 21: Tribute to Vartkes Broussalian and Screening of J. Michael Hagopian’s The River Ran Red, at Glendale Public Library. Co-sponsored by the UCLA Friends of Armenian Studies and NAASR.

Dec. 6: Pavel Avetisyan: “International Academic Cooperation and Its Importance for Studies in Armenian History and Civilization”; and Dr. Gregory Areshian: “The Discovery of a 6,000-Year-Old Cave Civilization in Armenia.” At the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by AEM and NAASR.

Dec. 10: Kim Theriault: “Displacement, Trauma, and the Crisis of Arshile Gorky,” in conjunction with NAASR’s 2009 Christmas Open House. Co-sponsored by the Whistler House Art Museum. At the NAASR Center.