2012 Posted on 13 May 16:07

January 16: Richard G. Hovannisian, “An Illustrated Journey to Kars and Ani,” at the First Armenian Church, Belmont, MA. Co-sponsored by First Armenian Church and NAASR.

January 22: John Seed, “Arman Manookian: An Armenian Artist in Hawaii,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum (AEM), Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by AEM and NAASR.

January 29: Paul Ignatius, “Now I Know in Part,” at the Glendale Public Library. Co-sponsored by the USC Institute of Armenian Studies, the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, and NAASR.

January 30: Paul Ignatius, lecture at USC Colloquium in Armenian Studies. Co-sponsored by the USC Institute of Armenian Studies and NAASR.

February 16: Taner Akçam, “Judgment at Istanbul: The Armenian Genocide Trials,” at the NAASR Center. Co-sponsored by the Zoryan Institute, the Mashtots Chair in Armenian Studies at Harvard, and NAASR.

February 22: Antonia Arslan, Talk and Screening of The Lark Farm, at Columbia University. Sponsored by the Armenian Society of Columbia University and the Armenian Center of Columbia University, in association with NAASR.

March 1: George Bournoutian, “The 1823 Russian Survey of the Karabagh Province: A Primary Source on the Demography and Economy of Karabagh in the Early 19th Century,” at the NAASR Center.

March 4: Robert Hewsen, “The Mekhitarist Contribution to the Armenian Enlightenment of the 19th Century,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by AEM, the Armenian Cultural Visionaries, and NAASR.

March 7: Hayk Demoyan, “Armenian National Symbols, Flags, Coat of Arms,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by AEM and NAASR.

March 11: Hayk Demoyan, “The Year of the Book in Armenia: Major New Publications on the Armenian Genocide,” at the Glendale Public Library. Presented by the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, Yerevan, and co-sponsored by the Glendale Public Library, the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, and NAASR.

March 14: Raymond Kevorkian, “The Armenian Genocide: Writing the ‘Complete History,’” at the NAASR Center.

March 15: Michael Bobelian, “America and the Armenian Genocide,” at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL. Co-sponsored by FAU and NAASR.

March 18: Michael Bobelian, “Children of Armenia,” at St. David Armenian Church, Boca Raton, FL. Co-sponsored by St. David and NAASR.

March 18: Sebouh Aslanian, “From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean,” at the Armenian Society of Los Angeles. Co-sponsored by the AEM, Armenian Educational Foundation, Armenian Society of Los Angeles, and NAASR.

March 21: Lerna Ekmekcioglu, “A Climate for Abduction, A Climate for Redemption: Armenian Women and Their Children During and Immediately After the Genocide,” at Columbia University. Co-sponsored by the Middle East Institute at Columbia University, the Armenian Center at Columbia University, and NAASR.

March 29: Paul Ignatius, “Now I Know in Part: An Armenian-American Reflects on His Life and Times,” at St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church, Washington, D.C. Co-sponsored by St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church, the Knights of Vartan – Ani Lodge, Washington, D.C., and NAASR.

April 1: Vahakn Dadrian, “The Armenian Genocide and the Extraordinary Role of Der Zor Governor Zeki Bey,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by AEM and NAASR.

April 11: Tufts Armenian Genocide Commemoration lecture by Ervin Staub, “Overcoming Evil: Preventing Genocide and Creating Peaceful Societies.” Co-sponsored by Tufts University, the Darakjian-Jafarian Chair in Armenian History, the Department of History, and NAASR (supported by the Ethel Jafarian Duffet Fund).

April 13: Carla Garapedian, “The Digital Revolution: Armenian Genocide Survivor Testimonies and the Shoah Visual History Archive,” at the NAASR Center. A Lecture in Memory of Dr. J. Michael Hagopian (1913-2010), Founder, Armenian Film Foundation, and NAASR’s First Board Member for California, 1959-65. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Film Foundation and NAASR.

April 16: Zareh and Alina Tjeknavorian, The Alice B. Norian Lecture, at the University of Connecticut. Presented in association with the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR).

April 17: Thomas Mathews, “Armenian Art on the International Stage,” at Columbia University. Sponsored by the Armenian Center at Columbia University and the Department of Art History and Archaeology in association with NAASR.

April 18: Screening of Grandma’s Tattoos, a documentary by Suzanne Khardalian, at Worcester State University, followed by panel discussion. Co-sponsored by the WSU Office of the President; the Office of the Provost; the Dean’s Office, School of Education, Professions, and Physical Sciences; the Dean’s Office, School of Humanities and Social Sciences; the University Honors Program; the Center for Teaching and Learning; the Center for the Study of Human Rights; the Women’s Studies Program; the Global Studies Program; the Office of International Programs; the Worcester "Aram" Gomideh of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation; the Armenian National Committee of Central Massachusetts; and NAASR.

April 19: Screening of documentary film “Without Gorky” and discussion with director Cosima Spender, at Brandeis University. Sponsored by Brandeis University Department of Film, Television, and Interactive Media, in association with NAASR.

April 20: “Truth or Consequences, Part 2: Challenges to Armenia-Diaspora Relations—A Panel Discussion,” at St. Leon Armenian Church, Fair Lawn, NJ. Co-sponsored by Armenian Bar Association, Armenian Engineer and Scientists Association (AESA) of NY/NJ, Armenian Human Rights Advocates, Armenian National Committee of NJ, Armenian Society of Columbia University, Knights of Vartan, New York Armenian Students Association (ASA), and NAASR.

April 26: Ugur Ungor, “Reshaping Race and Space: Armenians, Kurds and Turks in the New Turkey, 1913-1950,” at the NAASR Center.

May 10: Simon Payaslian, “The Political Economy of Human Rights in Armenia,” at the NAASR Center.

May 11: Richard Hovannisian, “The Changing Landscape of Historic Western Armenia: Reflections on a Journey Into the Past,” at St. Leon Armenian Church, Fair Lawn, NJ. Co-sponsored by Armenian Human Rights Advocates, Armenian National Committee of NJ, Knights of Vartan, New York Armenian Students Association, St. Leon Armenian Church, and NAASR.

May 17: Anne Elbrecht, “Telling the Story: The Armenian Genocide in The New York Times and Missionary Herald,” at the NAASR Center.

May 18: “Truth or Consequences, Part 3: Challenges to Fair Elections and Democracy Building in Armenia,” at St. Leon Armenian Church, Fair Lawn, NJ. Co-sponsored by Armenian Bar Association, Armenian Human Rights Advocates, Armenian National of Committee of NJ, Armenian Society of Columbia University, Knights of Vartan, New York Armenian Students Association (ASA), and NAASR.

May 19: NAASR Annual Assembly of Members, including program featuring Ph.D. students Christian Millian (Harvard Univ.), Khatchig Mouradian (Clark Univ.), and Umit Kurt (Clark Univ.).

May 31: James R. Russell, “Charents’ Book of the Way: Text and Icon of a Soviet Armenian Apocalypse” at the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA). Co-sponsored by ALMA, the Armenian Cultural Foundation, and NAASR.

June 27: Burcu Gursel, “Sentimental Kinships of Genocide: Tragic (Mis)recognition in My Grandmother, The Bastard of Istanbul, and The Grandchildren,” at the NAASR Center.

August 9: Shahkeh Setian, “Humanity in the Midst of Inhumanity,” at the NAASR Center.

September 15: “The Armenians and the Book,” a symposium featuring Sebouh Aslanian (UCLA); Marc A. Mamigonian (NAASR); Christina Maranci (Tufts University); Barbara Merguerian (Armenian International Women’s Association); Simon Payaslian (Boston University); and James R. Russell (Harvard University), at the Armenian Library and Museum of America. Co-sponsored by the Mashtots Chair in Armenian Studies at Harvard University, the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA), the Armenian Cultural Foundation (ACF), and NAASR.

September 28: Richard Hovannisian, “The Smyrna Catastrophe, 1922-2012,” at First Armenian Church, Belmont. Co-sponsored by First Armenian Church, Charles K. and Elisabeth M. Kenosian Chair in Modern Armenian History and Literature at Boston University, and NAASR.

October 4: An Evening of Commemoration and Tribute to Manoog S. Young,” with Dr. Gregory H. Adamian, Prof. Richard N. Frye, Prof. James R. Russell, past and present NAASR Chairmen Nancy R. Kolligian and Raffi P. Yeghiayan, and NAASR Director of Academic Affairs Marc A. Mamigonian, as well as slides and video of Manoog S. Young. At the NAASR Center.

October 27: Academic Conference to Mark the 125th Anniversary of the Social-Democratic Hunchakian Party. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Research Center at the University of Michigan-Dearborn; the Richard G. Hovannisian Chair in Modern Armenian History at the University of California, Los Angeles; Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, and NAASR. At Woodbury University, Burbank, CA.

October 28: “Voyage to Amasia,” a documentary film by Randy Bell and Eric V. Hachikian, followed by discussion with the filmmakers, at the Studio Cinema, Belmont, MA. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Cultural Foundation, Armenian Library & Museum of America, Friends of Armenian Culture Society, and NAASR.

November 9-Sunday, November 11: Conference, “Port Cities and Printers: Five Centuries of Global Armenian Print: A Conference in Honor of Richard Hovannisian.” Organized by the Richard G. Hovannisian Chair in Modern Armenian History at UCLA and co-sponsored by the UCLA Dept. of History, UCLA Gustave von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UCLA Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies, and NAASR.

November 11: Armine Hovannisian, “Poverty and the Rights of Children in Armenia,” at Boston University. Organized by the Charles K. and Elisabeth M. Kenosian Chair in Modern Armenian History and Literature, and co-sponsored by the Zoryan Institute and NAASR.

November 14: Armen Marsoobian and Renee Harlow, “The Armenian Genocide and Its Aftermath: Poetry, Cinema, and a Painter’s Life,” at Columbia University. Sponsored by the Armenian Center at Columbia University, the Armenian Society of Columbia University, and NAASR.

November 15: Nora Lessersohn, “Houshamadyan: A Project to Reconstruct Ottoman Armenian Town and Village Life,” at the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA). Co-sponsored by ALMA and NAASR.

December 6: NAASR Christmas Open House, featuring lecture by Lerna Ekmekcioglu, “Wishful Thinking or Insidious Camouflage? Armenians Responding to the New Turkey.”

December 9: “Pursuing Justice through Art,” a panel discussion with Atom Egoyan, Arsinee Khanjian, Eric Nazarian, and Chris Bohjalian, moderated by Khatchig Mouradian. Co-sponsored by AGBU Young Professionals of Greater New York, AYF-YOARF NY Hyortik Chapter, NY Armenian Students’ Association, and NAASR.