2010 Posted on 22 Jun 12:05

Jan. 21: Dr. Dikran Kaligian: “The ARF Under Ottoman Rule, 1908-1914,” at the NAASR Center.

Jan. 28: Dr. Arman Grigoryan: “The Rocky Road of Armenian-Turkish Normalization: Before and after the Protocols,” at Columbia University. Co-sponsored by the Columbia University Armenian Studies Program, the Armenian Center at Columbia University, the Middle East Institute at Columbia University, and NAASR.

Feb. 13-14, 2010: International Conference on the Armenian Diaspora, at Boston University. Co-sponsored by the Charles K. and Elisabeth M. Kenosian Chair of Modern Armenian History and Literature, Boston University, the International Institute for Diaspora Studies (A Division of the Zoryan Institute), and NAASR.

March 11: Roger Hagopian, “Destination Watertown: The Armenians of Hood Rubber,” at the NAASR Center. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Library and Museum of America and NAASR.

March 18: Edward and Mary Ann Kazanjian, “A Journey To Historic Armenia: There Is Something There,” at the NAASR Center.

March 18: Prof. Richard Hovannisian, “The Changing Landscape of Western Armenia and Cilicia,” at the Glendale Central Library. Sponsored by the Glendale Public Library and co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, the Organization of Istanbul Armenians, and NAASR.

March 21: Public Reception in Honor of Ruth Thomasian, Founder and Executive Director of Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives, at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA. Sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum in collaboration with the Armenian Library and Museum of America, the Armenian International Women’s Association, the Organization of Istanbul Armenians, the Friends of UCLA Armenian Language and Culture Studies, and NAASR.

March 22: West Coast Premiere of The Lark Farm, written and directed by Paolo & Vittorio Taviani, at the James Bridges Theater, UCLA. Sponsored by the Friends of UCLA Armenian Language and Culture Studies, UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, and the UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies, in association with the AEF Chair in Modern Armenian History at UCLA, the UCLA Italian Department, the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, the ARPA Foundation for Film, Music, and Art, and NAASR.

March 24: Ravished Armenia: Silent Film Screening and discussion with film historian Anthony Slide, at the Glendale Central Library Auditorium, Glendale, CA. Sponsored by the Glendale Public Library and co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.

April 6: Tufts Day of Remembrance, with talk by former Governor of Massachusetts Michael S. Dukakis and Mrs. Kitty Dukakis, “Do We Really Remember the Armenians?” Sponsored by Tufts University, the Darakjian-Jafarian Chair in Armenian History, the Department of History, and NAASR.

April 8-10: Workshop on “The State of the Art of Armenian Genocide Research: Historiography, Sources, and Future Directions,” at Clark University. Co-sponsored by the Robert, Aram and Marianne Kaloosdian and Stephen and Marion Mugar Chair, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University; Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota; and NAASR.

April 11: Prof. Zaza Aleksidze, “Armenian Manuscript Treasures in Georgia,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by the Friends of UCLA Armenian Language and Culture Studies, the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, and NAASR.

April 28: “America’s Response to the Armenian Genocide, Then and Now,” by Dr. Suzanne Moranian and Marc Mamigonian, at the NAASR Center.

April 30: A Special Overview by LA MOCA Chief Curator Paul Schimmel of the West Coast presentation of “Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective,” at the Brandview Collection banquet hall, Glendale, CA. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Professional Society, USC Institute of Armenian Studies, Armenian Allied Arts Association, Armenian Film Foundation, Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America, ARPA Institute, and NAASR.

May 6: Prof. George Bournoutian, “The Historic Armenian Presence in Nagorno-Karabagh: Documentation and Falsification,” at the NAASR Center. Lecture given in memory of Dr. Moorad Mooradian, NAASR Board Member, 1991-2004.

May 13: Prof. James R. Russell, “Magic From Greater Iran: The Parthian-Armenian-Russian Triangle,” at the NAASR Center. Lecture in honor of the 90th birthday of Prof. Richard N. Frye, NAASR Founding Member and Aga Khan Professor Emeritus of Iranian Studies, Harvard University.

May 15: 56th Annual NAASR Assembly of Members, at the NAASR Center.

May 20: Dr. Vahram Shemmassian, “Humanitarian Intervention by the Armenian Prelacy of Aleppo during the First Months of the Genocide,” at the NAASR Center.

May 25: Dr. Dikran Kaligian, “The Armenian Revolutionary Federation Under Ottoman Rule, 1908-14,” at the Krikor & Mariam Karamanoukian Glendale Youth Center, Glendale, CA. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Center of Glendale, Hamazkayin Regional Executive of Western USA, the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, the Organization of Istanbul Armenians Cultural Committee, the Kessab Educational Association Cultural Committee, and NAASR.

June 20: Prof. Richard Hovannisian, “Arshile Gorky: Armenian Refugee and Exile,” at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, Ahmanson Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA. Co-sponsored by MOCA and NAASR.

June 24: Screening of Atom Egoyan’s Ararat at MOCA and Q&A with Egoyan, at the Pacific Design Center, Silverscreen Theater, West Hollywood, CA. Co-sponsored by MOCA and NAASR.

July 10: Missak Kelechian, “The Cry of the Orphans: Young Survivors of the Armenian Genocide in Lebanon,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.

July 11: Dr. H. Martin Deranian, “Miracle Man of the Western Front: Dr. Varaztad H. Kazanjian, Pioneer Plastic Surgeon,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Ararat-Eskijian Museum.

July 22: Dr. Lou Ann Matossian, “From Massachusetts to Minnesota: Pioneering Armenian-American Writer Bedros Keljik,” at the NAASR Center.

August 12: Prof. Levon Chookaszian, “Expressions of Armenian Identity in the Art of Arshile Gorky,” at the Glendale Public Library. Sponsored by the Glendale Public Library and co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, the Organization of Istanbul Armenians, and NAASR, with the generous support of Vatche and Arlene Sarkoyan.

September 16: Prof. James Russell, “The Armenian Magical Medical Tour: A Manuscripts in the NAASR Collection,” at the NAASR Center.

September 17: Dr. Rita Kuyumjian, “Talk on Trilogy—Andonian, Teotig, Komitas,” at Glendale Public Library, 222 E. Harvard Street, Glendale, CA. Co-sponsored by the Tekeyan Cultural Association, the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, and NAASR.

September 19: Dr. Rita Kuyumjian, “Komitas Vartabed: Trauma or Mental Illness? Facts and Myths,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, 15105 Mission Hills Rd., Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.

September 30, 8:00 p.m.: Garin Hovannisian, “Family of Shadows,” at the NAASR Center.

October 1: Screening of J. Michael Hagopian’s The River Ran Red at CSU Fresno, University Business Center, Peters Auditorium. Co-sponsored by the CSUF Armenian Studies Program and NAASR.

October 3: Sylva Manoogian, “Shahan Natalie: The Indomitable Ideologue—on the 125th Anniversary of His Birth,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, 15105 Mission Hills Rd., Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.

October 7: Dr. Aida Boujikanian, “The Armenians of Lebanon,” at the NAASR Center.

October 13: Prof. James Russell, “Calm before the Storm: The Armenian Poet Misak Medzarents on the Threshold of the Genocide,” at The Castle, Bay State Road, Boston University. Co-sponsored by the Charles K. and Elisabeth M. Kenosian Chair in Modern Armenian History and Literature at BU and NAASR.

October 14: Dr. Vicken Cheterian, “Little Wars and a Great Game: Caucasus Conflicts and the Desperate Search for Peace,” at the Lindsay Rogers Common Room (Room 707) of the International Affairs Building at Columbia University. Co-sponsored by the Columbia University Armenian Studies Program, the Armenian Center at Columbia University, the Middle East Institute at Columbia University, and NAASR.

October 21: Panel Discussion on “Higher Education in Armenia: Challenges and Reflections,” with university administrators from Armenia, at the NAASR Center. Co-sponsored by the Cambridge-Yerevan Sister City Association (CYSCA) and NAASR.

October 28: Prof. Keith Watenpaugh: “Finding the Lost: the Rescue of Trafficked Children After the Genocide,” at the NAASR Center. Co-sponsored by the Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA) and NAASR.

October 31: Garin Hovannisian, “Family of Shadows,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, 15105 Mission Hills Rd., Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.

November 4: Jennifer Dixon, “Changing the State’s Story: The Politics of the Past in Turkey and Japan,” at the NAASR Center.

November 10: Greg Aftandilian, “World War II and Ethnic Identity: The Armenian American Experience,” at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), co-sponsored by the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center and NAASR.

November 11: Edward and Mary Ann Kazanjian, “Journey to Historic Armenia in 2010,” at the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA) Contemporary Art Gallery. Co-sponsored by ALMA and NAASR.

November 17: Prof. Armen Marsoobian, “At the Crossroads of Family and Institutional Memory: Marsovan (Merzifon) and Anatolia College, 1890-1922,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, 15105 Mission Hills Rd., Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives, Anatolia College, and NAASR.

December 16: NAASR Christmas Open House with presentation by photographer Hrair Hawk Khatcherian, “Western Armenia: A Photographer's Journey to Discover His Cultural Heritage”