Prior Years

2018 Posted on 22 Jan 12:16

Thursday, December 13, 7:30 p.m.: “The 1988 Armenian Earthquake and the Transformation of Diasporan/Homeland Relations,” at 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.

Thursday, December 6, 7:30 p.m.: Panel, "Activism and Transition to Leadership in Armenia: Challenges and Opportunities," at the 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.

Tuesday, December 4, 7:45 p.m.: Susan Pattie, "The Armenian Legionnaires: Sacrifice and Betrayal in World War I," at St. Leon Armenian Church/Charles & Grace Pinajian Youth Center, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ. Dr. Pattie will be joined by volume contributor Varak Ketsemanian. Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Armenian Democratic Liberal Party-Ramgavars, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Knights of Vartan-Bakradouny Lodge and Daughters of Vartan-Sahaganoush Otyag, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), and St. Leon Armenian Church.  Click here to view flyer.

Sunday, December 2, 12 noon: Susan Pattie, "The Armenian Legionnaires: Sacrifice and Betrayal in World War I," at Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church, 635 Grove Street, Worcester, MA.  Co-sponsored by Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society, Worcester Chapter and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, November 29, 7:00 p.m.: “Linking with Ink: Teaching Creative Writing from Columbia University to Yerevan,” at Columbia University, Dodge Hall Room 413, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY.  The event will feature Columbia University MFA students Taleen Mardirossian, Zoe Valery, Theresa Lin, and Sarah Rosenthal. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Nicole Vartanian. Co-sponsored by Columbia University Armenian Center, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), Tumo Center for Creative Technologies, Columbia University MFA Writing Program, Columbia Artists/Teachers, Research Institute on Turkey, and the Columbia University Armenian Society. Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, November 29, 7:30 p.m.: Susan Pattie, "The Armenian Legionnaires: Sacrifice and Betrayal in World War I," at the AGBU Center, 247 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown, MA. Dr. Pattie will be joined by volume contributor Varak Ketsemanian. Sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). Click here to view flyer.

Saturday, November 16-Sunday, November 17: Conference, "Hidden Treasures Unearthed: Armenian Arts and Culture of Eastern Europe," at UCLA, Royce Hall 314. Sponsored by the Narekatsi Chair in Armenian Studies at UCLA in Celebration of its 50th Anniversary. Co-sponsored by the JHM Charitable Foundation, Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO), Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), Ararat-Eskijian Museum, UCLA Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies, UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Click here to view program.

 

Wednesday, November 14, 7:10 p.m. Hans-Lukas Kieser presents his new book: Talaat Pasha: Father of Modern Turkey, Architect of Genocide, at Columbia University, 301 Pupin Hall, 538 West 120th Street, New York, NY. Moderated by Armenian Center chair Mark A. Momjian, Esq. Co-sponsored by the Columbia University Armenian Center, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), the Columbia University Armenian Society, and the Research Institute on Turkey (RIT). Click here to view flyer.

 

 

Sunday, November 11, 2:00 p.m.: Second Annual J. Michael Hagopian Film Discovery Series Program: Screening of Hagopian's documentary Mandate for Armenia (1987) and a panel including Carla Garapedian of the Armenian Film Foundation, Marc A. Mamigonian of NAASR, and Armen Baibourtian, newly appointed Armenian Consul General in Los Angeles, and with opening and closing words from S. Peter Cowe and Sebouh Aslanian. At the Bridges Theater, UCLA.  Presented by the Armenian Film Foundation and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) with the co-sponsorship of the Richard G. Hovannisian Chair in Modern Armenian History and the Narekatsi Chair in Armenian Language and Literature. Click here to view flyer.

Saturday, November 10, 5:00 p.m.: "Uncovering The Hidden Map of Historic Armenia" with Steven Sim and Ani Hovannisian, at Ararat-Eskijian Museum–Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA. Join explorer Steven Sim and producer Ani Hovannisian for a rare dig beneath the surface of modern-day Turkey, as they come together for a live presentation and special preview of the documentary, The Hidden Map. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Dr. Meher & Nina Babian, Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society (Western Region), the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues, and Nor Serount Cultural Association. Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, November 8, 7:45 p.m.: Hayk Demoyan, "The Armenian Legacy in America: A 400-Year Heritage," at St. Leon Armenian Church/Charles & Grace Pinajian Youth Center, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ. Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Armenian Democratic Liberal Party-Ramgavars, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Knights of Vartan-Bakradouny Lodge and Daughters of Vartan-Sahaganoush Otyag, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), and St. Leon Armenian Church. Click here to view flyer.

Tuesday, November 6, 7:30 p.m.: Science, Technology, and Education in Armenia: An Evening with Dr. Ani Aprahamian, Director, Alikhanyan National Science Laboratory, Yerevan, and Freimann Professor Experimental Nuclear Physics, University of Notre Dame.  At MIT, Building 1, room 190.  Co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues and the MIT Armenian Society.  Click here to view flyer.

Sunday, November 4, 3:00 p.m.: “Celebrating the Life and Work of Diana Der Hovanessian,” at Armenian Cultural Foundation, Arlington, MA. Organized by the Armenian Cultural Foundation and co-sponsored by AGBU New England District, Amaras Art Alliance, Armenian International Women's Association (AIWA), Armenian Museum of America, The Friends of the Longfellow House, Hamazkayin Boston, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), New England Poetry Club, Tekeyan Cultural Association-Boston. Click here to view flyer.

Saturday, November 3: Come to The Met Armenia! Symposium & Exhibition with NAASR. Travel in style with NAASR on Saturday, November 3, 2018, on a luxury coach bus to attend The Met Symposium Honoring the First Scholars of Armenian Art in America and to view the Armenia! exhibition.

Sunday, October 28, 2:30 p.m.: Panel: “Armenia’s Velvet Revolution After Six Months: Beyond the Headlines,” at Elliott School for International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St NW, Washington, D.C. Panel features Dr. Ruzanna Grigoryan (Armenian Room Fellowship Program,Department of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh), Armen Kharazian (Attorney specializing in anti-corruption & government investigations, Law Offices of Armen Kharazian, PLLC), and Emil Sanamyan (Fellow at the Institute of Armenian Studies, University of Southern California). Moderated by Rachel Onanian Nadjarian (Strategic Communications and Management Consultant). Presented by the George Washington University Armenian Students Association, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)/Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues. Supported by the Arlene Saryan Alexander and Judith Saryan Washington, D.C. Forum. Click here to view flyer.

Saturday, October 27, 5:00 p.m.: Rubina Peroomian presents her new publication My Father: A Man of Courage and Perseverance, a Survivor of Stalin’s Gulag, at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum–Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, October 25, 7:10 p.m. Panel: “Armenia’s Velvet Revolution After Six Months: Beyond the Headlines.” Panel features Anna Ohanyan (Richard B. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Stonehill College), filmmaker Emil Sanamyan, filmmaker Eric Nazarian, and Khatchig Mouradian (Columbia). Moderated by The New Yorker’s Raffi Khatchadourian. Co-sponsored by the Columbia University Armenian Center, the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)/Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues, Research Institute on Turkey, and the Columbia University Armenian Society. Click here to view flyer.

Thursday-Friday, October 25-26: Conference: “The Abdul Hamid II Era and Beyond: Massacres and Reform, Rupture and Continuity,” at Clark University. Co-Sponsored by the Friends of the Robert Aram and Marianne Kaloosdian and Stephen and Marian Mugar Professor in Armenian Genocide Studies, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) and the Knights of Vartan Fund for Armenian Studies. Click here for more information.

Thursday, October 25, 7:00 p.m.: Christina Maranci, “The Art of Armenia: An Introduction,” at Armenian Historical Association of Rhode Island (AHARI), 245 Waterman Street, Providence, RI. Co-sponsored by AHARI and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

Friday, October 19, 7:45 p.m.: Umit Kurt, "A Farewell to Arms: Heroism and Betrayal in Aintab," at St. Leon Armenian Church/Charles & Grace Pinajian Youth Center, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ. Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Armenian Democratic Liberal Party-Ramgavars, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Knights of Vartan-Bakradouny Lodge and Daughters of Vartan-Sahaganoush Otyag, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), and St. Leon Armenian Church. Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, October 18, 7:10 p.m.: George Bournoutian, “Armenia and Imperial Decline: The Yerevan Province, 1900-1914,” moderated by Marc A. Mamigonian (NAASR). Co-sponsored by the Columbia University Armenian Center, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), Research Institute on Turkey (RIT), and the Columbia University Armenian Society. Click here to view flyer.

 

Monday, October 15, 6:10 p.m.: Ayda Erbal, “Sorry, Not Sorry: Revisiting Turkish Intellectuals’ ‘Apology’ to Armenians,” moderated by Bria Hardin-Boyer, at Knox Hall (Room 101), 606 West 122nd St, New York, NY. Co-sponsored by the Columbia University Armenian Center, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues, and the Columbia University Armenian Society.  Click here to view flyer.

 

Thursday, October 11, 7:30 p.m.: Ron Altoon, “Ancient Monasteries and Churches of Armenia: A Photographic Pilgrimage,” at AGBU Center, 247 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown, MA. Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, October 4, 7:30 p.m.: Christina Maranci: “The Art of Armenia: An Introduction," Tufts University, Alumnae Lounge, 40 Talbot Ave, Medford, MA. This will be the first Annual Prof. Charles B. Garabedian Lecture. Sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), the Darakjian Jafarian Chair in Armenian History, and the Tufts Armenian Club. Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, September 27, 7:30 p.m.: Panel: “Armenia’s Velvet Revolution After 6 Months: Beyond the Headlines," Harvard University, Fong Auditorium (Boylston Hall). Moderated by Lisa Gulesserian (Harvard) and with a panel featuring Anush Hambaryan (Harvard Kennedy School, Master in Public Policy Candidate), Harout Manougian (Harvard Kennedy School, Master in Public Administration Candidate), and Anna Ohanyan (Richard B. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Stonehill College). Sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues, AGBU-YP Boston, Electoral Reform Society (a student organization of the Harvard Kennedy School), and the Harvard Armenian Students Association. Click here to view flyer.

Thursday, September 6, 7:45 p.m.: Tatul Hakobyan, “Deconstructing Armenia’s Velvet Revolution,” at St. Leon Armenian Church, Fair Lawn, NJ.  Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Armenian Democratic Liberal Party-Ramgavar, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Justice Armenia, Knights of Vartan-Bakradouny Lodge and Daughters of Vartan-Sahaganoush Otyag, NAASR/Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Contemporary Armenian Issues Lecture Series, Policy Forum Armenia, and St. Leon Armenian Church. Click here to view flyer.

Sunday, August 12, 4:00 p.m.: Staged reading of Zabel In Exile, by R. N. Sandberg, Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian, at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lowell, MA, in partnership with the Armenian International Women’s Association, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research, and the Armenian Museum of America. Click here for more information.

Wednesday-Thursday, August 8-9: Workshop, "History, Language, and Culture of Artsakh," Shushi, Republic of Nagorno-Karabagh. Co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) and the Knights of Vartan Fund for Armenian Studies. Click here to view program (in Armenian).

Saturday, June 9, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.: 3rd Armenian Genealogy Conference, at Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ. Co-sponsored by the Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Ramapo College, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), Houshamadyan.org, Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archive, and the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society of New Jersey. Click here for more information and to register.

Wednesday, May 30, 7:30 p.m.: Julien Zarifian, “From Humanitarianism to Abetting Denial: The U.S. and Recognition of the Armenian Genocide,” at the AGBU Center, 247 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA. Sponsored and organized by the NAASR/Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues and Outreach Lecturing Fund (OLF) of the Fulbright Scholar Program. Click here to view flyer.

  • Saturday, May 19, 12:00-4:00 p.m.: NAASR 64th Annual Assembly of Members, with talk by Lisa Gulesserian, Lecturer on Armenian Language & Culture, Harvard University. At First Armenian Church, Nahigian Hall, 380 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA.  RSVP by May 10, 2018. The cost for lunch is $15 per person. Click here for more information.

    Wednesday, May 16, 7:00 p.m.: "Armenia's Past, Present, and Future," open public discussion with a distinguished panel, at AGBU House, 247 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown, MA.  Co-sponsored by the AGBU-YP Boston, AGBU New England District, AYF Greater Boston, Holy Trinity and St. James ACYOAs, ASA Boston, and NAASR.  Click here to view flyer.

    Click here to view the video.

    Tuesday, May 15, 6:00 p.m.: "Armenia: From Genocide to Republic," at MIT Walker Memorial, and featuring a panel discussion, exhibition, and performances, at Walker Memorial, 142 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142.  Click here to view flyer.

    Friday-Saturday, May 11-12: Conference, “The First Republic: 100 Years Later,” at Columbia University.  Co-sponsored by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, the Armenian Review, and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

    Watch highlights from the conference.

    Wednesday, May 9, 7:30 p.m.: Siobhan Nash-Marshall, “The Sins of the Fathers: Turkish Denialism and the Armenian Genocide," at the AGBU Center, 247 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA.  Click here to view flyer.

    Tuesday, May 8, 7:45 p.m.: Ohannes Kılıçdağı, “The Armenian Community in Istanbul and Crisis Facing the Patriarchate,” at St. Leon Armenian Church/Charles & Grace Pinajian Youth Center, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ. Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Constantinople Armenian Relief Society (C.A.R.S.), Esayan-Getronagan Alumni Inc., NAASR-Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues, St. Leon Armenian Church, and Tibrevank Alumni Inc. Click here to view flyer.

    Sunday, May 6, 3:00 p.m.: Hayk Demoyan, "Celebrating 400 Years of Armenian American Heritage: 1618–2018," at the Armenian Cultural Foundation, 441 Mystic Street (Route 3), Arlington, MA.  Also featuring remarks by Robert Mirak, Barbara Merguerian, and Noubar Afeyan. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Cultural Foundation, Amaras Art Alliance, and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

    Thursday, April 26, 6:00 p.m.: Closing events of the exhibition "Continuity and Rupture: An Armenian Family Odyssey" at the Glendale Brand Library & Art Center, 1601 West Mountain St., Glendale, CA. Featuring a talk and tour by the exhibition co-curator, Professor Armen T. Marsoobian, and screening of screen the film "They Shall Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief," followed by discussion with Marsoobian and Maurice Missak Kelechian. Co-sponsored by sponsored by NAASR & the Ararat-Eskijian Museum.  Click here to view flyer.

    Friday, April 20, 7:45 p.m.: Taner Akçam, "Power, Resistance and the Production of Truth," at St. Leon Armenian Church / Sanctuary, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ. Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Armenian Democratic Liberal Party- Ramgavars, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Knights of Vartan-Bakradouny Lodge and Daughters of Vartan-Sahaganoush Otyag, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), St. Leon Armenian Church, and Times Square Armenian Genocide Commemoration Committee.  Click here to view flyer.

    Thursday, April 19: Columbia Armenian Studies Symposium, featuring Columbia undergraduate and graduate students and fellows.  Co-sponsored by the Columbia Armenian Center, the Armenian Society of Columbia University, and NAASR. 

    Thursday, April 19, 7:00 p.m.: Panel, "3D Printing:  The Wave of the Future," at the Armenian Cultural Foundation, 441 Mystic Street, Arlington, MA.  Presented by the Cambridge-Yerevan Sister City Association and co-sponsored by NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

    Wednesday, April 18, 7:00 p.m.: Tufts Armenian Genocide Commemoration, with talk by Sylvie Merian.  Co-sponsored by the Darakjian Jafarian Chair in Armenian History, the Executive Administrative Dean at Tufts University, the History Department at Tufts University, the Armenian Club at Tufts University, and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

    Thursday, April 12, 12:00: Vartan Oskanian, “Self-Determination Under International Law: The Tale of Two Conflicts: Kosovo and Nagorno-Karabagh,” at Harvard Law School. Organized by West Coast Law Students Association, Middle East Law Students Association, Harvard International Law Journal, Harvard European Law Association, and sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues.  Click here to view flyer.

    Click here to view video.

    Wednesday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.: Panel Discussion, “Armenian Women: Leadership, Empowerment, and Human Rights,” hosted by Tufts Armenian Club at Tufts University, Alumnae Lounge, 40 Talbot Ave, Medford, MA.  Organized by the NAASR/Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues with the co-sponsorship of All ASAs at Boston-Area Universities, AGBU-YP Boston, Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA), New Paths-Bridging Armenian Women, and the Armenian Bar Association. Click here to view flyer.

    Saturday, April 7, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.: “Feminist Interventions in Armenian Studies, Armenian Interventions in Feminist Studies,” at MIT, Building 4, room 4-237.  Sponsored by the MIT McMillan-Stewart Chair, Women and Gender Studies Program; Institute of International Education; Armenian International Women's Association (AIWA); National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) / Calouste Gulbenkian Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues; and the Mirak Family Foundation. Click here to view flyer.

    Saturday, April 7, 5:00 p.m.: Claude Mutafian, “From Ararat to the Carpathians,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum–Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

    Thursday, April 5, 7:45 p.m.: Migirdic Migirdicyan, "Ani in the Jaws of Destruction," at St. Leon Armenian Church, at St. Leon Armenian Church/Charles & Grace Pinajian Youth Center, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ. Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Armenian Democratic Liberal Party-Ramgavars, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Knights of Vartan-Bakradouny Lodge and Daughters of Vartan-Sahaganoush Otyag, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), and St. Leon Armenian Church. Click here to view flyer.

    Tuesday, April 3, 7:00 p.m.: Taner Akcam, "Killing Orders: Talat Pasha’s Telegrams and the Armenian Genocide," at the Armenian Museum of America, 65 Main Street, Watertown, MA. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Museum of America, Clark University Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

    Wednesday, March 28, 6:00 p.m.: Taner Akcam, “Killing Orders: Talat Pasha’s Telegrams and the Armenian Genocide,” 329 Pupin Hall, 538 West 120th Street (at Broadway), Columbia University in the City of New York.  Co-sponsored by the Columbia Armenian Center, Research Institute on Turkey, Columbia Institute for the Study of Human Rights, and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

    Sunday, March 25, 10:30 a.m.: Symposium, “Photography in the Ottoman Middle East and Beyond,” at Brand Library & Art Center, 601 West Mountain Street, Glendale, California. Presented under the auspices of the Richard Hovannisian Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), with additional support from the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR).  Click here to view flyer.

    Saturday, March 24-April 27: Exhibition, “Continuity and Rupture: An Armenian Family Odyssey,” at the Glendale Brand Library and Art Center & the Glendale Central Library.  The exhibition is presented with the support of the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research, Antranik Zorayan, Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Harry Parsekian, Hamazkayin-Armenian Cultural and Educational Society, Armenian Museum of America, Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives, the Armenian Center at Columbia University, Southern Connecticut State University, and the City of Glendale Library Arts & Culture Department.  Click here to view flyer.

    Thursday, March 22, 8:00 p.m.: Yektan Turkyilmaz, “Armenians on Records: Music Production from Homeland to Diaspora,” at Columbia University, Pupin Hall, Room 428, 116th St & Broadway, New York, NY.  Co-sponsored by the Columbia Armenian Center, Research Institute on Turkey, and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

    Sunday, March 18, 6:00 p.m.: Armenian film screenings in Socially Relevant Film Festival, “Armenians of the World” (Director: Carmen Labaki) and Hot Country, Cold Winter (Director: David Safarian).  At Cinéma Village 22 E 12th St, NY, NY.  Co-sponsored by AGBU Performing Arts, NAASR, St. Leon Armenian Church, and SOAR.  Click here for more information.

    Friday, March 16-Saturday, March 17: Conference, “Celebration of 400 Years of Armenian-American Heritage, 1618-2018,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum (AEM), the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives, the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute (AGMI) in Yerevan, Armenia, and the California State University Northridge Armenian Studies Program. Click here to view flyer.

    Monday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.: Hayk Demoyan, “Between Realism and Mythology: Modern Identity and Memory Politics of the Armenian World,” at the NAASR Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA. Sponsored by the NAASR / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues. Click here to view flyer.

    Thursday, March 8, 7:45 p.m.: An Evening with Varujan Vosganian, at St. Leon Armenian Church/Charles & Grace Pinajian Youth Center, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Armenian Democratic Liberal Party-Ramgavars, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Knights of Vartan-Bakradouny Lodge and Daughters of Vartan-Sahaganoush Otyag, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), St. Leon Armenian Church, and Tekeyan Cultural Association-Greater NY. Click here to view flyer.

    Sunday, March 4, 2:30 p.m.: Hasmik Khalapyan, “Women’s Activism During the Western Armenian Renaissance, 1860-1914” at the NAASR Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA. Presented by the Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA) and the National Association for Armenian Studies & Research (NAASR). Click here to view flyer.

    Wednesday, February 28, 7:45 p.m.: Hayk Demoyan, “Forgotten Defiance: The Karabagh Movement and Armenian National Identity,” at St. Leon Armenian Church/Charles & Grace Pinajian Youth Center, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ. 

    Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Armenian Democratic Liberal Party-Ramgavars, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Justice Armenia, Knights of Vartan-Bakradouny Lodge and Daughters of Vartan-Sahaganoush Otyag, NAASR-Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Contemporary Armenian Series, St. Leon Armenian Church, and Tekeyan Cultural Association-Greater NY Chapter. Click here to view flyer.

    Thursday, February 18: Maurice Missak Kelechian, “Armin T. Wegner, The Righteous German Soldier,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

    Friday, February 2: Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. Click here to view flyer.

    Thursday, February 1, 7:30 p.m.: William Rempel, “The Gambler: How Kirk Kerkorian Became the Greatest Dealmaker in Capitalist History,” at the NAASR Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA. Click here to view flyer.

    Thursday, January 18, 7:30 p.m.: Nick Pittman, “Grassroots Development in Armenia: Challenges, Opportunities, and Lessons Learned,” at the NAASR Center, 395 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA. Sponsored by the NAASR/Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues. Click here to view flyer.

    Tuesday, January 9, 7:00 p.m.: Gregory Aftandilian, “The Impact of the Armenian Genocide on the Children of the Survivors,” at St. Mary Armenian Church Cultural Hall 4125 Fessenden Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Knights and Daughters of Vartan and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.


  • 2017 Posted on 11 Jan 11:32

    Sunday, January 8: Alice Ketabgian, “Life in Istanbul: A Family’s Odyssey” with an introduction by Dr. Tammy Ketabgian, at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Organization of Istanbul Armenians, and NAASR.

    Thursday, January 19: Screening of "Referendum Rewind" and discussion with Nate Schenkkan of Freedom House, moderated by Ara Araz, at St. Leon Armenian Church/Abajian Hall, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  Co-sponsored by Justice Armenia, Armenian Renaissance - New York, Tufenkian Foundation, SR Socially Relevant Film Festival NY, Armenian Network of America - Greater NY, Armenian Democratic Liberal Party – Ramgavars, New York Armenian Students Association, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR).  Click here to view flyer.

    Sunday, January 22: Staged Play Reading, Red Dog Howls by Alexander Dinelaris, followed by discussion with featured actors, moderated by Dawn Mackeen, at Ararat-Eskijian-Museum/Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

    Saturday, January 28: Levon Chookaszian, “The Silk Route and Armenian Textiles Throughout the Centuries,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

    Saturday, February 11: Conference, “Hadjin: Remembering a Historic Armenian Community in Cilicia,” at George Deukmejian Community Center, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program at California State University, Northridge, the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

    Sunday, February 12: Khatchig Mouradian, “Resistance, Refuge, and Return: The Challenges Facing Syrian Armenians,” at St. David Armenian Church, 2300 Yamato Rd., Boca Raton, FL.  Co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues and St. David Armenian Church.  Click here to view flyer.

    Thursday, February 16: Boris Adjemian, “The King and the Forty Orphans: The Invention of an Armenian Homeland in Ethiopia,” at the NAASR Center.  Click here to view flyer.

     

     

     

     

     

    Thursday, February 23: Umit Kurt: “The Curious Case of Ali Cenani Bey: The Story of a Genocide Perpetrator During and After the 1915 Armenian Genocide,” at the NAASR Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA.  Click here to view flyer.

    

    Friday, February 24:15th Annual UCLA Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies.  Click here for more information.

    Sunday, February 26: Asya Darbinyan, "Russian Response to the Armenian Genocide: Refugee Crisis in the Caucasus and Russian Humanitarianism," at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.  Click here to view flyer.

    Saturday, March 4: Armen Marsoobian, “The Presence of Absence: The Role of Photography in the Lives of Ottoman Armenians,” at the Armenian Museum of America, 65 Main St., Watertown, MA.  Co-sponsored by the Armenian Museum of America, Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives, and NAASR.  Click here to view flyer.

    Sunday, March 5: Umit Kurt, “The Curious Case of Ahmed Faik Bey: The Story of a Genocide Perpetrator During and After the 1915 Armenian Genocide,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, the Armenian Bar Association, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), and the Organization of Istanbul Armenians..  Click here to view flyer.

    Thursday, March 9: Panel discussion, “Spotlight on Nagorno-Karabagh: The Four-Day War and Its Aftermath: Perspectives on Security, Diplomacy, and the Prospects for a Lasting Peace,” moderated by Dr. Antranig Kasbarian, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues and the MIT Armenian Society.  Click here to view flyer.

    Thursday, March 16: Owen Miller, "The Massacre in the Sasun Mountains (1894): Interpretations of Violence at the End of Empire," at the NAASR Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA.  Click here to view flyer.

    Friday, March 17-Sunday, March 19: 2nd Armenian Genealogy Conference, at University of Michigan, Dearborn.  Co-sponsored by the Armenian Research Center at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), Houshamadyan.org, Nor Keghi Association, and the Cultural Society of Armenians from Istanbul.  Click here to view flyer.

    Sunday, March 19: Maurice Missak Kelechian, “Antelias Prior to the Catholicosate of Cilicia,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.  Click here to view flyer.

    Saturday, March 25: “New Perspectives on Photography in the Ottoman Empire: A Symposium,” at the Armenian Museum of America.  Co-sponsored by the Armenian Museum of America, Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archive, and NAASR. Moderated by Armen Marsoobian (Southern Connecticut State University) and with the participation of Ruth Thomasian (Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives), Edhem Eldem (Boğaziçi University), Suzanne K. Adams (Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives), and David Low (University of Michigan).  Click here to view flyer.

    

    Thursday, March 30: Melissa Bilal, “Voice Signatures: Recordings of Russian Armenian POWS in German Camps, 1916-1918," at the NAASR Center.  Click here to view flyer.

    Saturday, April 1: Hrair "Hawk" Khatcherian, "Khatchkars: A Photographic Journey," at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.  Click here to view flyer.

     

    Thursday, April 6: Bilgin Ayata, “Quo Vadis Turkey? The Constitutional Referendum and Political Transformation in Turkey?"  At the NAASR Center.  Sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues.  Click here to view flyer.

    Saturday, April 8: "Contemporary Construction of Armenian Identity Workshop," at UCLA.  Organized by the Armenian Studies Program at UCLA and co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues.  Click here to view flyer.

    Monday, April 17: Panel Discussion, “New Perspectives: Lightning, Climate Change, and Other Exciting Scientific Challenges,” featuring Prof. Ashot Chilingirian, Dr. Bagrat Mailyan, and Prof. Areg Danagoulian, and others; Sponsored by the Cambridge-Yerevan Sister City Association and co-sponsored by NAASR.  Click here to view flyer.

    Thursday, April 20: Gayane Novikova, “Armenia: Some Features of Internal (In)Stability," at the NAASR Center.  Sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues.  Click here to view flyer.

    Saturday, April 22: Ashot Chilingirian, "Armenian Science and Science Education," at the Armenian Cultural Foundation, Arlington, MA.  Sponsored by the Armenian Cultural Foundation, Cambridge-Yerevan Sister City Association, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research.  Click here to view flyer.

    Monday, April 24: Art and Activism: A Conversation with Serj Tankian, artist and activist, & Eric Nazarian, filmmaker.  At Columbia University, Davis Auditorium (Schapiro CEPSR, Room 412) 530 W. 120th St.  In commemoration of the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.  Presented by the Armenian Center at Columbia University and co-sponsored by NAASR.  Click here to view flyer.

    Wednesday, April 26: Hovsep Nalbandian, launch of Kevork Buyukhagopian’s History of Istanbul Armenians' Educational Life & Academic Establishments, at Organization of Istanbul Armenians (OIA) Center, 19726 Sherman Way, Winnetka, CA.  Co-sponsored by Armenian Writers’ Society, Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Tekeyan Cultural Association, Hamazkayin Armenian Cultural and Educational Association, Nor Serount Cultural Association, Mashdots College, and NAASR.  Click here to view flyer. 

    Wednesday, April 26: Screening of the documentary Children of Vank and discussion with filmmaker Nezahat Gündoğan, Eylem Delikanli, George Aghjayan, and moderated by Khatchig Mouradian, at Columbia University, Hamilton 717, Columbia University, 1130 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY.  Co-sponsored by the Armenian Center at Columbia University, Research Institute on Turkey, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues.  Click here to view flyer.

    Friday, April 28: Conference: "Spaces of Remembering the Armenian Genocide," at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Co-sponsored by Holocaust, Genocide & Memory Studies; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center; Liberal Arts & Sciences Conference Support Program; School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics; Center for Advanced Study; National Association for Armenian Studies and Research; Beckman Institute; Program in Comparative and World Literature; Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures; Department of English; Department of History; Graduate College; European Union Center.  Click here to view flyer.

    Click here to view video.

    Tuesday, May 2: Umit Kurt, "Perpetrators, Other Actors, and Motives in the Armenian Genocide," at St. Leon Armenian Church, Fair Lawn, NJ.  Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Knights of Vartan-Bakradouny Lodge, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), St. Leon Armenian Church, Tekeyan Cultural Association-Greater NY Chapter.  Click here to view flyer.

    Thursday, May 4: Nora Nercessian, “City of Orphans,” at Holy Trinity Armenian Church, Cambridge, MA. Co-sponsored by Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA), Armenian Mirror-Spectator, Daughters of Vartan, Holy Trinity Armenian Church, Tekeyan Cultural Association, and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

    Sunday, May 7: Abraham Terian, "The Festal Works of St. Gregory of Narek," at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.  Click here to view flyer.

    Thursday, May 11: Taner Akçam, “The Story Behind ‘The Smoking Gun’: A Presentation of Never-Before-Seen Documents,” at the Armenian Museum of America, Watertown, MA.  Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Armenian Museum of America.  Click here to view flyer.

    Thursday, May 18: Adrienne Alexanian, presentation of Forced Into Genocide: Memoirs of an Armenian Soldier in the Ottoman Turkish Army, by her father, Yervant Alexanian, at the Armenian Museum of America, Watertown, MA.  Co-sponsored by NAASR, the Armenian Assembly of America, the Armenian Cultural Foundation, the Armenian General Benevolent Union New England District, the Armenian Museum of America, and Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives.  Click here to view flyer.

    Saturday, May 20: NAASR 63rd Annual Assembly of Members, at the NAASR Center.  Registration at 11:30 a.m.   Featured Presentation by Ara Krafian, CEO, SMMA Architectural, Engineering & Design Firm for NAASR’s Building Transformation.  Click here for more information.

    Sunday, May 21: Scott Abramson, "The Armenians of the Levant," at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.  Click here to view flyer.

    Monday, May 22: Arsen Manukyan, “The Business Environment in Armenia: Legal and Practical Issues for Investors,” at the NAASR Center.  Co-sponsored by the Armenia Business Network and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues.  Click here to view flyer.

    Tuesday, May 23: Adrienne Alexanian, presentation of Forced Into Genocide: Memoirs of an Armenian Soldier in the Ottoman Turkish Army, by her father, Yervant Alexanian, at the St. Leon Armenian Church, Fair Lawn, NJ.  Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Daughters of Vartan-Sahaganoush Otyag, Knights of Vartan-Bakradouny Lodge, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), and St. Leon Armenian Church.  Click here to view flyer.

    Thursday, May 25: Jennifer Manoukian, “A Literary Renegade: Zareh Vorpouni and Twentieth-Century Western Armenian Literature in France,” at the NAASR Center. Sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues.  Click here to view flyer.

    Sunday, June 4: Sebouh Aslanian, “From Nakhijevan to the Netherlands: Thomas Vardapet of Vanand and Armenian Printing in Amsterdam, 1677-1708,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.  Click here to few flyer.

    Thursday, September 21, 7:30 p.m.: George Shirinian, “Genocide in the Ottoman Empire: Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks 1913-1923,” at St. Leon Armenian Church, Fair Lawn, NJ.  Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Armenian Democratic Liberal Party-Ramgavars, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Knights of Vartan Bakradouny Lodge of NJ, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), St. Leon Armenian Church, Tekeyan Cultural Association, Zoryan Institute. Click here to view flyer.

    Thursday, September 21, 7:30 p.m.: Henry Theriault in conversation with Marc Mamigonian, “Setting the Agenda: Genocide Studies Today and the Place of the Armenian Genocide,” at the NAASR Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA  The program is presented as the first of the 2017-2018 NAASR / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues. Click here to view flyer.

    Sunday, September 24, 1:30 p.m.: Archbishop Boghos Levon Zekiyan, “Abbot Mkhit‘ar of Sebastea: A Sacred Genius and an Enduring Challenge for Today,” at Royce Hall, UCLA.  Presented by the Richard Hovannisian Chair in Modern Armenian History with the co-sponsorship of NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

    Sunday, October 1, 2:00 p.m.: "Forbidden Journeys: J. Michael Hagopian’s Film of the 1967 NAASR Trip to Historic Armenia and Its Legacy and Ani Hovannisian-Kevorkian’s Work-in-Progress on the Vanishing Traces of Historic Armenia," at the James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall, UCLA.  “Forbidden Journeys” will present portions of Hagopian’s 1967 film Historic Armenia and of Ani Hovannisian-Kevorkian’s current documentary, and a panel that includes Carla Garapedian, Ani Hovannisian-Kevorkian, Richard G. Hovannisian, and Marc A. Mamigonian, with opening and closing words from S. Peter Cowe and Sebouh Aslanian.

    Presented by the Armenian Film Foundation and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research and co-Sponsored by the Richard G. Hovannisian Chair in Modern Armenian History (UCLA), the Narekatsi Chair in Armenian Language and Literature (UCLA), and the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Click here to view flyer.

    Thursday, October 5, 7:30 p.m.: Panel Discussion, “Expanding Inclusion of Media Literacy in Education in Armenia: Challenges and Opportunities,” with the participation of five young women from Armenia’s media literacy organizations and schools.  At the NAASR Center.  Co-sponsored by the Cambridge Yerevan Sister City Association (CYSCA) and NAASR / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues. Click here to view flyer.

    Saturday, October 7, 5:00 p.m.: Boris Adjemian, “AGBU Nubar Library, Paris: Safeguarding Western Armenian Heritage Though Documentation, Research, and Publication,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

     

    Thursday, October 12, 6:00 p.m.: Christina Maranci, "Art's Afterlife: Medieval Armenia in the Modern Age," at Columbia University. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Center at Columbia University, NAASR / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues, and the Research Institute on Turkey. Click here to view flyer.

    Friday, October 13, 7:30 p.m.: Film Screening: “They Shall Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief,” at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum (formerly known as the National Heritage Museum), 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA (at the intersection of Route 2A and Massachusetts Avenue).  Presented by NAASR and the Near East Foundation, with the co-sponsorship of AGBU-New England District, ANCA-Eastern Mass., Armenian Assembly of America, Facing History and Ourselves, and Knights of Vartan-Ararat Lodge.  Featuring a panel discussion with Taner Akcam, Hayk Demoyan, Shant Mardirossian, and moderated by Marc Mamigonian. Click here to view flyer.

    Thursday, October 19, 7:30 p.m.: Dikran Kaligian, “The Battle of Bash Abaran: Winning Independence for the First Republic of Armenia,” at the NAASR Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Armenia Tree Project. Click here to view flyer.

    Sunday, October 22, 4:00 p.m.: Helen Evans, “‘Armenia’ at the Met: Making Medieval Armenian Art and Culture Relevant,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum / Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Rd., Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

    Tuesday, November 14, 8:00 p.m.: "Goodbye, Antoura: A Memoir of the Armenian Genocide," presentation by Houry Panian Boyamian with introduction by Dr. Khatchig Mouradian, at St. Leon Armenian Church/Charles & Grace Pinajian Youth Center, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ. Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Daughters of Vartan-Sahaganoush Otyag and Knights of Vartan-Bakradouny Lodge, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), and St. Leon Armenian Church. Click here to view flyer.

    Tuesday, November 14, 7:30 p.m.: Adrienne Alexanian, presentation of Forced Into Genocide: Memoirs of an Armenian Soldier in the Ottoman Turkish Army, by her father, Yervant Alexanian, at Fresno State University, University Business Center, Room 191, Alice Peters Auditorium, 5245 N. Backer Ave. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program, Fresno State, College of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media Communications & Journalism, AGBU Greater Fresno Area, and NAASR.  Click here to view flyer.

    Wednesday, November 15, 7:30 p.m.: Adrienne Alexanian, presentation of Forced Into Genocide: Memoirs of an Armenian Soldier in the Ottoman Turkish Army, by her father, Yervant Alexanian, at St. Leon Armenian Cathedral, 3325 North Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Western Diocese, AGBU, AIWA, Ararat-Eskijian Museum, NAASR, and the Knights of Vartan.  Click here to view flyer.

    Thursday, November 30, 7:00 p.m.: Henry Theriault, " 'Impossible Harms': A Conversation with Prof. Henry Theriault, President, International Association of Genocide Scholars, at 301 Pupin Hall, 538 West 120th Street (at Broadway), Columbia University in the City of New York.  Co-sponsored by the Armenian Center at Columbia University, the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, NAASR / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues, and the Research Institute on Turkey. Click here to view flyer.

    Friday, December 1-January 15, 2018: Exhibition: "Continuity and Rupture: Photography from the Dildilian Family Archive," Columbia University International Affairs Building, 4th floor lobby gallery of the International Affairs Building, 420 W 118th Street (off Amsterdam Ave.).   Co-sponsored by the Armenian Center at Columbia University, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, and NAASR.  Click here to view flyer.

    Sunday, December 3, 4:00 p.m.: Owen Miller, "The Massacre in Sasun (1894) and the Ottoman Colonization of the Mountains," at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum-Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

    Thursday, December 7, 7:30 p.m.: Panel: “Environmental Security and Statecraft in Armenia,” at Northeastern University.  Co-sponsored by the NAASR / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues and Northeastern University Armenian Club. At 220 Shillman Hall, Northeastern University, 115 Forsyth Street, Boston, MA.  Click here to view flyer.

    Saturday, December 9, 12:30 p.m.: Armen Marsoobian, Illustrated Lecture, "Breaking the Silence of a History Denied: An Armenian Family's Story Reimagined," International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th Street (off Amsterdam Ave), Columbia University.  Co-sponsored by the Armenian Center at Columbia University, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, and NAASR.   Click here to view flyer.

    Sunday, December 10, 4:00 p.m.: Siobhan Nash-Marshall, "The Sins of the Fathers: Turkish Denialism and the Armenian Genocide," at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum-Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.  Click here to view flyer.

    Thursday, December 14: NAASR Christmas Open House, with lecture by Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy, "Operation Nemesis, Justice, and Inter-Generational Trauma: How Resistance Promotes Resilience," at the NAASR Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA.  Click here to view flyer.

    Saturday-Sunday, December 16-17: Conference, "Confessionalization and Reform: The Mkhit‘arist Enterprise from Constantinople to Venice, Trieste, and Vienna," UCLA Faculty Center. Organized by the Richard Hovannisian Chair of Modern Armenian History at UCLA,  with the co-sponsorship of the Narekats‘i Chair of Armenian Studies (UCLA), the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), the USC Armenian Studies Institute, and the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies (CNES).  Click here to view program


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    Sunday, January 24, 2016, at 4:00 p.m.: Author Dawn McKeen in Conversation with Liana Aghajanian, at Sheen Chapel, Ararat Home of Los Angeles, 15105 Mission Hills Rd., Mission Hills, CA 91345. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.

    Thursday, January 28, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. Keith David Watenpaugh: “Bread From Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism,” at the NAASR Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University.

    Sunday, February 7: Rubina Peroomian, “The Armenian Genocide in Literature: The Second Generation Responds,” at Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills CA 91345. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.

    Friday, February 12: “Nagorno-Karabagh (Artsakh): Past, Present, and Future,” at Northeastern University, Curry Student Center. Moderated by Dr. Anna Ohanyan and historical introduction by Dr. Simon Payaslian. Sponsored by NAASR and the Northeastern Armenian Students Association.

    Thursday, February 18: Goodbye Antoura, with presentations by Richard Hovannisian, Missak Kelechian, and Houry Boyamian. At the Armenian Society of Los Angeles Main Hall, Glendale, CA. Organized by NAASR and co-sponsored by Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society, Hamazkayin Jemaran Association, Nor Serount Cultural Association, and Tekeyan Cultural Association.

    Thursday, February 18: Vicken Cheterian, "Open Wounds: Armenians, Turks and a Century of Genocide", at St. Leon Church, Fair Lawn, NJ. This event is jointly sponsored by AGBU Ararat, ARF "Dro" Gomideh of NJ, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Hamazkayin of NJ, Daughters of Vartan Sahaganoush Otyag of NJ, Knights of Vartan Bakradouny Lodge of NJ, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), and St. Leon Armenian Church.

    Wednesday, February 24: Ani Babaian, “Armenian Women in Iran,” at Armenian Cultural Foundation, Arlington, MA. Co-sponsored by AIWA and NAASR.

    Saturday, February 27: NAASR Leadership Circle Event featuring Chris Bohjalian and Eric Nazarian in conversation with Mark Arax, with Carla Garapedian MC.  At the UCLA Faculty Center, Los Angeles, CA.

    Thursday, March 10: Khatchig Mouradian, “ ‘Don’t Fall Off the Earth’: The Armenian Communities of China from the 1880s to the 1950s,” at the NAASR Center.

    Monday, March 14: James Russell, “Misak Medzarents the Revolutionary: The Lost Poems,” at CSU Fresno.  Co-sponsored by CSU  Fresno Armenian Studies Program, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), and the Leon S. Peters Foundation.

    Thursday, March 31: “From Musa Dagh to the Warsaw Ghetto: Armenian and Jewish Armed Resistance to Genocide,” with Eric Bogosian, Dr. Deborah Dwork, Dr. Dikran Kaligian, and Dr. James R. Russell.  Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University, the Mashtots Chair in Armenian Studies at Harvard University, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR).  At Harvard University, Science Center Auditorium D, Cambridge, MA.

    Friday, April 1-Sunday April 3: Conference, “Armenians and the Cold War,” at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.  Organized by the Armenian Research Center and co-sponsored by the Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, The Armenian Review, and NAASR.

    Read about the conference.

    Sunday, April 3: Keith Watenpaugh, “Bread From Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism,” at Ararat-Eskijian Museum.  Co-sponsored by AEM and NAASR.

    Wednesday, April 6: The Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide at Tufts University, with lecture by Marc A. Mamigonian, "Scholarship and the Armenian Genocide: The State of the Art and the State of Denial," at Goddard Chapel, Tufts University.  Co-sponsored by Tufts University, the Darakjian-Jafarian Chair in Armenian History, the Department of History, the Armenian Club at Tufts University, and NAASR.

    Thursday, April 7: “Becoming Bostonian,” an evening honoring the life and works of Moses Gulesian, at the Old State House, Boston, MA.  Co-sponsored by the Bostonian Society and NAASR.

    Saturday, April 9: Armenian Genealogy Conference, at ACEC, Watertown, MA.  Co-sponsored by the Project Save Armenian Photograph Archives, Inc., Houshamadyan, the Armenian Museum of America, Hamazkayin Boston, and NAASR.

    Saturday, April 16: Panel Discussion on Nagorno-Karabagh (Artsakh) and Fundraiser for Victims of Aggression and Families of Fallen Soldiers, with Robert Avetisyan, Permanent Representative of the Nagorno-Karabagh to the U.S. (via Skype); Amb. Rouben Shougarian; Amb. Armen Baibourtian; Prof. Simon Payaslian; Moderated by Marc Mamigonian.  At ACEC, 47 Nichols Avenue, Watertown, MA.  Organized by NAASR and the MIT Armenian Society, and cosponsored by the ARF Boston "Sardarabad" Gomideh, the ARS Cambridge "Shushi" chapter, the ARS Watertown "Leola Sassouni" chapter, AGBU New England, and the Armenian Assembly of America.

    Watch the video.

    Wednesday, April 20: Talin Suciyan: "The Armenians in Modern Turkey: Post-Genocide Society, Politics, and History," at the NAASR Center.

    Friday, April 22: Talin Suciyan: "The Armenians in Modern Turkey: Post-Genocide Society, Politics, and History," at St. Leon Church, Fair Lawn, NJ.

    Sunday, May 1: Zabel Yessayan documentary and discussion of her literary works, at Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by AEM, AIWA, and NAASR.

    Thursday, May 5: Lerna Ekmekcioglu, “Can Feminists Revive a Nation? Afterlife of Armenians in Post-Genocide Turkey,” at Armenian Museum of America.  Co-sponsored by AIWA, ALMA, and NAASR.

    Saturday, May 14: 61st Annual Assembly of Members, with lecture by Amb. Rouben Shougarian, “Building a New Generation of Armenian Leaders: The Tavitian Scholarship Program at the Fletcher School.”

    Saturday, May 14: Dr. H. Martin Deranian, “Hagop Bogigian: Armenian American Pioneer and Philanthropist,” at Armenian Cultural Foundation, Arlington, MA. Co-sponsored by ACF, AIWA, Amaras Art Alliance, Knights of Vartan, and NAASR.

    Thursday, May 26: “Expanding Inclusion of Disabled Persons in Armenia: Challenges and Opportunities,” at NAASR Center.  Co-sponsored by CYSCA and NAASR.

    Thursday, September 8: Lou Ureneck, “Smyrna, 1922: The Forgotten True Story of an American Rescue,” at the NAASR Center.

    Tuesday, September 13, 7:30 p.m.: Tatul Hakobyan, "Armenia's Foreign Policy Challenges," at St. Leon Armenian Church, Charles & Grace Pinajian Youth Center, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ. Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Armenian Democratic Liberal Party-Ramgavars, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Daughters of Vartan-Sahaganoush Otyag, Justice Armenia, Knights of Vartan-Bakradouny Lodge, NAASR-Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Contemporary Armenian Series, St. Leon Armenian Church. Click here to view flyer.

    Saturday, September 24, 4:00 p.m.: Vicken Babkenian, “Armenia, Australia & the Great War.” At the Ararat-Eskijian Museum—Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskjian Museum and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

    Monday, October 3, 7:30 p.m.: Garo Paylan, “Turkey and the Armenians.”  At St. Leon Armenian Church/Abajian Hall, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Armenian Bar Association-Armenian Rights Watch Committee, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Constantinople Armenian Relief Society (C.A.R.S.), Daughters of Vartan-Sahaganoush Otyag, Esayan-Getronagan Alumni Inc., Holy Cross Armenian Church, Justice Armenia, Knights of Vartan-Bakradouny Lodge, NAASR-Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Contemporary Armenian Series, St. Leon Armenian Church, St. Mary Armenian Church, St. Thomas Armenian Church, Tibrevank Alumni Inc., Tekeyan Cultural Association. Click here to view flyer.

    Tuesday, October 4, 7:30 p.m.: Garo Paylan, “A Discussion of Recent Developments in Turkey and the Armenian Community,” at First Armenian Church, 380 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA.  Sponsored by the NAASR-Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues, with the co-sponsorship of the Kaloosdian-Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies at Clark University, Hamazkayin Armenian Cultural and Educational Society, Society of Istanbul Armenians of Boston, and Tekeyan Cultural Association.  Reception to follow across the street at the NAASR Center.

    Thursday, October 6, 7:30 p.m.: Taner Akçam, “The Memoir of Naim Bey and Talat Pasha Telegrams: Are They 'Armenian Forgeries'”?  At First Armenian Church, 380 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Friends of the Kaloosdian-Mugar Chair. Click here to view flyer.

    Sunday, October 9, 4:00 p.m.: Khatchig Mouradian, "Not Like a Lamb to the Slaughter: Humanitarian Resistance During the Armenian Genocide."  At the Ararat-Eskijian Museum—Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskjian Museum and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

    Thursday, October 13, 7:30 p.m.: Mehmed Ali, “The Search for a Master’s Legacy: Yousuf Karsh and John Garo."  At the Ararat-Eskijian Museum—Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskjian Museum and NAASR. Click here to view flyer.

    Thursday, October 13, 7:30 p.m.: Hayk Demoyan, “The End of the Third Republic? Or, What to Expect for Armenia’s Future,” at the NAASR Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA.  Sponsored by the NAASR-Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues. Click here to view flyer.

    Friday, October 14: Richard Hovannisian, "Armenian Communities of the Northeastern Mediterranean, Musa Dagh-Dört-Yol-Kessab."  At St. Leon Armenian Church/Abajian Hall, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.

    Sunday, October 16, 1:00 p.m.: Dawn McKeen, “The Hundred-Year Walk,” at Holy Trinity Armenian Church.  Presented by the Tekeyan Cultural association, the Armenian Mirror-Spectator, and Holy Trinity Armenian Church, co-sponsored by NAASR.  Fundraiser for Syrian Armenian relief. Click here to view flyer.

    Thursday, October 20, 7:30 p.m.: Richard Hovannisian, “Armenian Communities of the Northeastern Mediterranean, Musa Dagh—Dört-Yol—Kessab.”  At Armenian Society of Los Angeles, Main Hall, 117 S. Louise Street, Glendale, CA.  Co-sponsored by National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), Armenian Educational Foundation (AEF), Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society, Hamazkayin Jemaran Association, Nor Serount Cultural Association, and Tekeyan Cultural Association.

    Sunday, October 23, 4:00 p.m.: Hayk Demoyan, "The End of the Third Republic? Or, What to Expect for Armenia's Future."  At the Ararat-Eskijian Museum-Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA.   Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskjian Museum and the NAASR-Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues. Click here to view flyer.

    Friday, November 4: Taner Akçam, "The Memoir of Naim Bey and Talat Pasha Telegrams: Are They 'Armenian Forgeries'"?  At St. Leon Armenian Church/Abajian Hall, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.

    Saturday, November 12:  National Association for Armenian Studies & Research 60th Anniversary Gala. Boston Marriott Burlington. Keynote Eric Bogosian, actor and author of Operation Nemesis. Master of Ceremonies Adi Ignatius, Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Business Review.

    Sunday, November 13, 5:00 p.m.: Prof. Osheen Keshishian and Dr. Garbis Der Yeghiayan, "The Tradition of Philanthropy Among Kharpertsis in America: Hagop Bogigian, Stephen Mugar, John Mirak, and Kirk Kerkorian."  At the Ararat-Eskijian Museum-Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA.   Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskjian Museum, the Kharpert Cultural Association, and NAASR.  Click here to view flyer.

    Thursday, November 17: Hratch Zadoian, “Armenian migration to the USA: The fascinating Saga of ANCHA,” at Fordham University, New York, NY. Hosted by the Fordham University Armenian Society, in cooperation with AAA (Armenian Assembly of America), NAASR (National Association for Armenian Studies & Research), and ABSA (Armenian Behavioral Science Assoc.).  Click here to view flyer.

    Sunday, November 20: Taner Akçam, “The Memoir of Naim Bey and Talat Pasha Telegrams: Are They ‘Armenian Forgeries’?” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Sheen Chapel, Mission Hills, CA.  Sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, the Armenian Bar Association, the Organization of Istanbul Armenians, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR).  Click here to view flyer.

    Saturday, December 3: “The Armenian Parliamentary Elections in April 2017: How Can the Diaspora Engage in Armenia’s Democratic Evolution,” panel discussion moderated by Dr. Anna Ohanyan and featuring panelists Prof. Miguel E. Basáñez (Tufts Univ. Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy), John M. Evans (Former U.S. Ambassador to Armenia), and via Skype from Armenia Sona Ayvazyan (Transparency International Armenia), Isabella Sargsyan (Eurasia Partnership Foundation), and Tevan Poghosyan (Member of Parliament, Republic of Armenia).  Organized by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issue and co-sponsored by the Harvard Armenian Society and the MIT Armenian Society.

     


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    January 13: Taner Akcam, “Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Armenian Genocide Survivors and the Aleppo Rescue House of the League of Nations,” at Holy Trinity Armenian Church, Cambridge, MA. Co-sponsored by the Knights and Daughters of Vartan, the Kaloosdian/Mugar Chair at Clark University, and NAASR.

    January 23: Vahe Tachjian, “The Houshamadyan Project: Reconstructing Armenian Village and Town Life in the Ottoman Empire,” at St. Leon Armenian Church, Fair Lawn, NJ. This event is jointly sponsored by Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), Armenian Network of America- Greater NY, Hamazkayin of NJ, Knights of Vartan Bakradouny Lodge of NJ, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), St. Leon Armenian Church, and Tekeyan Cultural Association.

    January 25: Vahe Tachjian, “The Houshamadyan Project: Reconstructing Armenian Village and Town Life in the Ottoman Empire,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by the AEM and NAASR.

    January 31: Conference: “The Armenian Genocide: Accounting and Accountability,” at CSU-Northridge. Co-sponsored by the United Armenian Council of Los Angeles, the National Association of Armenian Studies and Research, the Knights of Vartan – Los Angeles County Chapters, the Armenian Bar Association, the Armenian General Benevolent Union, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at CSUN, and the Mousa Ler Association of California.

    February 5: Marc Mamigonian, “Academic Denial of the Armenian Genocide in American Scholarship: Denialism as Manufactured Controversy,” at UCLA. Co-sponsored by the UCLA Armenian Studies Program and NAASR.

    February 6: 13th Annual UCLA Graduate Colloquium in Armenian Studies. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program at UCLA, the Society for Armenian Studies, and NAASR.

    February 15: Matthew Karanian, “Historic Armenia After 100 Years: Ani, Kars, and the Six Provinces of Western Armenia,” at the Ararat-Eskjian Museum. Co-Sponsored by the AEM and NAASR.

    February 19: Ronald Suny, “ ‘They Can Live in the Desert But Nowhere Else’ : Explaining the Armenian Genocide,” at Mt. Holyoke College. Co-sponsored by the Department of Russian and Eurasian Studies, Mt. Holyoke College; the Departments of History, Modern European Studies, and Slavic and East European Studies, University of Massachusetts; the Department of Russian, Amherst College; and NAASR.

    February 26: Christopher Simpson, “Oil, Politics, and the Genocide in Armenia: The First World War in Retrospect,” at George Mason University. Co-sponsored by the Knights of Vartan, NAASR, and Genocide Watch.

    March 5: Umit Kurt, “'Legal' and 'Official' Plundering of Armenian and Jewish Properties during the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust within a Comparative Perspective,” at the NAASR Center.

    March 8: Fatma Muge Gocek, “Denial of Violence: Ottoman Past, Turkish Present, and Collective Violence Against the Armenians,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by AEM, Organization of Istanbul Armenians, and NAASR.

    March 19-20: Conference, “Crossing the Centennial: The Historiography of the Armenian Genocide Re-Evaluated.” At the Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln. Co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Judaic Studies, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), and the Society for Armenian Studies (SAS) in cooperation with the Department of History, the Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Program, and the Institute of Ethnic Studies at UNL.

    March 19: Laure Marchand and Guillaume Perrier, “Turkey and the Armenian Ghost,” at the NAASR Center.

    March 19: Gregory Stanton, “Why Denial Violates the Genocide Convention: The Genocides of Armenians, Native Americans, and Tutsis in Rwanda,” at George Washington Univ. Law School. Co-sponsored by the Knights of Vartan and NAASR.

    March 25: Symposium: “Armenia 1915-Auschwitz 1945: Small Nations and Great Powers,” with Marc A. Mamigonian, Simon Payaslian, and James R. Russell, moderated by Hovhannes Ghazaryan, at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Co-sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School European Club, the Harvard College Armenian Students Association, the Mashtots Chair in Armenian Studies at Harvard, and NAASR.

    April 12: “Near East Relief and Its Legacy: A Century of Service to Armenians and to Humanity.” At the National Heritage Museum, Lexington, MA. With the participation of Shant Mardirossian, Charlie Benjamin, Molly Sullivan, Suzanne Moranian, Amb. Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, and Abp. Oshagan Choloyan. Presented by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) and the Near East Foundation.

    April 15: Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide at Tufts University, with lecture by Claire Mouradian, “A Century of Oblivion: The Time Has Come to Listen to the Voices of the Survivors.” Co-sponsored by Tufts University, the Darakjian-Jafarian Chair in Armenian History, the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the Department of History, the Armenian Club at Tufts University, and NAASR.

    April 18: Marsha Skrypuch, “Writing About the Armenian Genocide: Connecting with Young Readers,” at the Watertown Public Library, Watertown, MA. Co-sponsored by St. Stephen’s Armenian El-ementary School, the Watertown Public Library, and NAASR.

    May 1: “Transforming Cynicism Into Success: Diasporan Involvement in Armenia’s Economic Development,” a panel discussion moderated by Ani L. Kharajian of the Harvard Business School, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. Organized by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) and co-sponsored by the MIT Armenian Society.

    May 15: Book reception with Steve Kurkjian, Master Thieves, at St. James Armenian Church. Co-sponsored by St. James and NAASR.

    May 21: Henry Theriault, "Resolution with Justice: Reparations for the Armenian Genocide Reconsidered," at the NAASR Center.

    May 27: An Evening with Eric Bogosian: “Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot That Avenged the Armenian Genocide,” at the National Heritage Museum (Scottish Rite Masonic Museum), Lexington, MA. Presented by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) with the cooperation and co-sponsorship of the AGBU New England District, AGBU-YP Boston, Armenian Cultural Foundation, Armenian Museum of America, Armenian Women’s Welfare Association, Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society, Project SAVE Armenian Photographic Archive, and Tekeyan Cultural Association.

    May 28: Eric Bogosian: “Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot That Avenged the Armenian Genocide,” at St. Leon Armenian Church, Fair Lawn, NJ.  Co-sponsored by the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, NAASR, St. Leon Armenian Church, and the Tekeyan Cultural Association.

    June 5: Lou Ureneck: “The Great Fire: The Forgotten True Story of an American Rescue”

    June 11: Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy: “Sacred Justice: The Voices and Legacy of the Armenian Operation Nemesis,”at the NAASR Center.

    August 23: Levon Chookaszian: "Armenian Orphans of the Genocide Who Became Painters," at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum.  Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.

    September 20: Aline Ohanesian, “Orhan’s Inheritance,” at Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by AEM and NAASR.

    September 23: Armen Marsoobian: "Fragments of a Lost Homeland: Remembering Armenia" at the NAASR Center. Co-Sponsored by NAASR and Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives. 

    October 1: Presentation of New Book: Goodbye, Antoura by Karnig Panian at the Armenian Museum of America. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Cultural Foundation, the Armenian Museum of America, Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), and Tekeyan Cultural Association. 

    October 8: Dana Walrath, "Like Water on Stone" at the NAASR Center. 

    October 15: Scout Tufankjian, "There Is Only the Earth: Images from the Armenian Diaspora Project" at St. Leon Armenian Church, Charles & Grace Pinajian Youth Center. 

    October 15: Eric Bogosian, "Operation Nemesis" at Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church 

    October 25: Treasures of Western Armenia: A Conference on Material Culture & Genocide in Western Armenia at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum-Sheen Chapel. Co-Sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), the Armenian Jewellers Foundation.

    November 8: “Hearing the Lost Voices: Armenian Writers and the Legacy of the Genocide,” at the Armenian Museum of America. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Museum of America, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), and PEN New England.

    The participants in the program included Eric Bogosian reading Siamanto; Dr. Gerard J. Libaridian reading Daniel Varoujan; Dr. Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy reading Zabel Yessayan; Dr. Herand Markarian reading Roupen Sevag; Dr. James R. Russell reading Misak Medzarents; and Danila Terpanjian and Judy Saryan reading Zabel Yessayan.

    November 12: Sayat Tekir, “A New Awakening: Armenian Advocacy and Activism in Istanbul,” at First Armenian Church, Belmont. Co-sponsored by the Armenian National Committee of Eastern Massachusetts, Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA), Armenian Youth Federation, Greater Boston Nejdeh Chapter (AYF), Bostonbul, Friends of Hrant Dink, and NAASR.

    November 15: Vahram Shemmassian, “On the Trail of My Musa Dagh Ancestry,” at Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute (Yerevan), Mousa Ler Association of California, NAASR, and Organization of Istanbul Armenians.

    November 19: Peter Balakian, “Elia Kazan, Hollywood, and the Armenian Genocide,” at St. Leon Church, Fairlawn, NJ. Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), St. Leon Armenian Church, and Tekeyan Cultural Association.

    December 1: Peter Balakian, “Elia Kazan, Hollywood, and the Armenian Genocide,” at the Armenian Museum of America. Co-sponsored by Tekeyan Cultural Association, Facing History and Ourselves, Armenian Museum of American, and NAASR.

    December 3: Richard Hovannisian, “The First Republic of Armenia and Its Importance Today,” at First Armenian Church, Belmont.  Co-sponsored by NAASR, the Armenian Assembly of America, the Armenian National Committee of America, Eastern Mass., First Armenian Church, and Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society.

    December 10: NAASR Christmas Open House with talk by Christina Maranci, “Vigilant Powers: Three Churches of Early Medieval Armenia”

     


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    January 24: Richard Hovannisian, “The Smyrna Catastrophe,” at Holy Translators Church, Framingham. Co-sponsored by Holy Translators and NAASR.

    January 26: Ka’ren Ketendjian and Robert Hewsen, “A History of the Land of Artsakh,” at Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by the AEM and NAASR.

    February 6: Levon Chookaszian at NAASR, “The Armenians of Crimea and Romania as Seen Through Their Art,” at the NAASR Center. Co-sponsored by NAASR and ALMA.

    February 9: “A Tribute to Armen Aroyan and Celebration of Armenian Heritage Tours,” at Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by NAASR and AEM.

    February 10: Ann Elizabeth Redgate, “Portraits and Representations: Alfred of Wessex and Gagik of Vaspurakan,” at Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by NAASR and AEM.

    February 13: Razmik Panossian, “Funding a Good Cause: Grants, Scholarships and the Promotion of Armenian Culture in the 21st Century,” at NAASR. Co-sponsored by the Gulbenkian Foundation and NAASR.

    February 16: Levon Chookaszian, “The Armenians of Crimea and Romania as Seen Through Their Art,” at Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by NAASR and AEM.

    February 28: Richard Hovannisian ,“In Search of Historic Western Armenia,” at St. Kevork Church, Houston, TX. Co-sponsored by St. Kevork and NAASR.

    March 8: Hayk Demoyan, “Remembering an Armenian Heroine: The Fate & Legacy of Arshaluys Aurora Mardiganian,” at the Armenian Cultural Foundation, Arlington, MA. Co-sponsored by ACF, Armenian International Women’s Association, and NAASR.

    March 9: Armen Marsoobian, “Survival and Resistance in the Heart of Darkness: The Story of an ‘Islamized’ Armenian Family in Marsovan, 1915-1919,” at Saint Garabed Armenian Apostolic Church, Las Vegas, NV. Co-sponsored by St. Garabed, Armenian-American Cultural Society of Las Vegas, and NAASR.

    March 13: Ayda Erbal, “Adding ‘Apology’ to Injury: A New Spin on Genocide Denial?” at St. Leon Armenian Church. Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Hye Doon: Armenian-American Support & Education Center, Knights of Vartan Bakradouny Lodge of NJ, NAASR, NY Armenian Students Association, St. Leon Armenian Church, Tekeyan Cultural Association-Greater NY Chapter, and Tibrevank Alumni.

    March 14: Panel, “Young Women in Politics and Government from Armenia,” at NAASR. Co-sponsored by Cambridge-Yerevan Sister City Association, AIWA, and NAASR.

    March 16: Forum at UC-Berkeley, “The Road to Home: Defining Success in a Diaspora.” Co-sponsored by UC-Berkeley Armenian Students Association and NAASR.

    March 20: James Russell, “An Armenian Eccentric: The Life and Times of Kara Darvish,” at CSU-Fresno. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Program at CSU-Fresno and NAASR.

    March 26: Panel discussion “The United Nations, Armenia, and National Sovereignty,” featuring Amb. Rouben Shougarian and Dr. Armen Baibourtian, at The Castle, Boston University. Co-sponsored by the Charles K. and Elisabeth M. Kenosian Chair in Modern Armenian History and Literature at Boston University, the Department of History, the Department of International Relations, and NAASR.

    March 30: Gregory Ketabgian, “Thomas Christie of Tarsus College: His Life and Work to Assist the Armenian People,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by NAASR and AEM.

    Watch the video.

    April 3: James Russell, “An Armenian Eccentric: The Life and Times of Kara Darvish,” at the NAASR Center.

    April 10: Ümit Kurt, “The Seizure of Armenian Property by Local Elites in Aintab: The Emergence of a New Wealthy Class, 1915-1922,” at St. Leon Church. Co-sponsored by AGBU Ararat, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Hye Doon: Armenian-American Support & Education Center, Knights of Vartan Bakradouny Lodge of NJ, NY Armenian Students Association, and NAASR.

    April 16: Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, featuring talk by Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, at Goddard Chapel, Tufts University. Co-sponsored by Tufts University, the Darakjian-Jafarian Chair in Armenian History, the Department of History, the Armenian Club at Tufts University, and NAASR.

    April 23: Stephen Kurkjian, “Kiss My Children’s Eyes, Revisited: A 10-Year Search for Answers to the Armenian Genocide Through One Remarkable Photograph,” at the NAASR Center.

    May 1: Valentina Calzolari, “Dying to Bring the Armenians Close to God: A New Reading of the Martyrdom of the Rhipsimian Virgins,” at the NAASR Center. Co-sponsored by the Mashtots Chair in Armenian Studies, AIWA, and NAASR.

    May 6: Marc Mamigonian and Dikran Kaligian, “The State of Denial: Manufacturing a Scholarly Controversy, Denying a Genocide,” at the NAASR Center.

    June 5: Vartan Matiossian, “Code Name ‘Haiko’: Discovering the Last Unknown Participant in Talaat Pasha’s Liquidation,” at the NAASR Center.

    June 12: Screening of “Finding Zabel Yessayan,” a documentary by Lara Aharonian and Talin Suciyan, at the Watertown Free Public Library. Co-sponsored by the Watertown Free Public Library, AIWA, and NAASR.

    June 13: Valentina Calzolari and Simon Payaslian, “The Armenians from the Caucasus and Anatolia to Switzerland and New England in the 19th and 20th Centuries,” at swissnex Boston, in Cambridge, MA. Co-sponsored by Université de Genève, Boston University, swissnex Boston, and NAASR.

    September 11: “Narrating Genocide,” with Chris Bohjalian and Khatchig Mouradian at Clark University. Co-sponsored by the Strassler Center and NAASR.

    October 2: George Bournoutian, “Russo-Iranian Wars and Diplomacy and the Formation of the Modern Armenian State,” at the NAASR Center.

    October 9: Elyse Semerdjian, “The Armenian Presence in Aleppo: Glorious Past, Uncertain Future,” at the NAASR Center.

    October 16: Ara Dostourian, “Armenia and the Crusades: The Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa,” at the NAASR Center. Co-sponsored by the Mashtots Chair in Armenian Studies at Harvard University and NAASR.

    October 17: George Bournoutian, “Russo-Iranian Wars and Diplomacy and the Formation of the Modern Armenian State,” at St. Leon Church, NJ.

    October 18: Conference, “Armenian Art and Culture in the Ottoman Empire Before 1915,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and the Armenian Studies Program and CSU-Northridge. Co-sponsored by Armenian Jewelers Association, Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society, NAASR, Nor Serount Cultural Association, Organization of Istanbul Armenians, Tekeyan Cultural Association, and United Armenian Council of Los Angeles.

    October 22: Taner Akçam, “The Anatomy of Religious Cleansing: Non-Muslims in the Ottoman Empire (1914–1918),” at Boston College. Co-sponsored by Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (STM), Departments of Slavic & Eastern Languages & Literatures, Political Science, Islamic Civilization and Societies;

    Christian Solidarity International (CSI); and NAASR.

    October 24-25: Conference: “Manufacturing Denial and the Assault on Scholarship and Truth,” at Worcester State University and Clark University in Worcester. The conference is co-sponsored and organized by the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies; the Kaloosdian/Mugar Chair in Modern Armenian History and Genocide Studies, Clark University; Worcester State University (WSU Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity, and other departments and offices); the Armenian Genocide Program, Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights (CGHR), Rutgers University-Newark; and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR).

    October 30: Carolann Najarian, “Telling Avedis’ Story: An Armenian-American’s Journey into Her Father’s Story of Survival,” at the NAASR Center.

    October 30: Richard Hovannisian, “The Smyrna Catastrophe 1922-2013, at St. Leon Armenian Church, Fair Lawn, NJ. Co-sponsored by A.G.B.U. Ararat, Armenian National Committee of NJ, Armenian Network of America–Greater NY Region, Constantinople Armenian Relief Society (C.A.R.S.), Hye Doon: Armenian-American Support & Education Center, Knights of Vartan Bakradouny Lodge of NJ, NAASR, NY Armenian Students Association, St. Leon Armenian Church, Tibrevank Alumni, and the Zohrab Center.

    November 7: Bedross Der Matossian, “Shattered Dreams of Revolution: From Liberty to Violence in the Late Ottoman Empire,” at the NAASR Center.

    December 4: NAASR Christmas Open House, with presentation by Ruth Thomasian, Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives.

    December 12: “Exploring Identities in the Armenian Diaspora,” panel discussion moderated by Peter Koutoujian, at Northeastern University. Co-sponsored by Northeastern Armenian Students Association, MIT Armenian Society, AGBU-YP Boston, and NAASR.


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    January 13: Rubina Peroomian, “The Armenian Genocide in Literature: Perceptions of Those Who Lived Through the Years of Calamity,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by the AEM and NAASR.

    January 27: Levon Chookaszian, “Armenian Art Treasures Saved from Genocide,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by the AEM and NAASR.

    January 31: Richard Hovannisian, “The Smyrna Catastrophe, 1922-2012,” at the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church, Burbank, CA. Co-sponsored by AEM and NAASR under the auspices of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church.

    February 7: Levon Chookaszian, “The Life and Art of Arshag Fetvajian,” at NAASR. Co-sponsored by ALMA and NAASR. An Arshag Merguerian Memorial Lecture.

    February 19: Steven L. Jacobs, “Raphael Lemkin and the Armenian Genocide,” at NAASR. Co-sponsored by Temple Isaiah (Lexington, MA) and NAASR. An Ethel Jafarian Duffett Lecture.

    February 24: Rouben Berberian, “Fortifications of Cilicia,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by the AEM and NAASR.

    March 3: Richard Hovannisian, “The Smyrna Catastrophe, 1922-2013,” at St. David Armenian Church, Boca Raton, FL. Co-sponsored by St. David Church and NAASR.

    March 10: Ronald Marchese, “Sacred Objects from the Armenian Churches of Constantinople,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by the AEM and NAASR.

    March 14: Aris Janigian, “Exile, Memory, and Assimilation: The Armenian Experience as the Essential Armenian Experience,” at the NAASR Center. Co-sponsored by AGBU-YP Boston and NAASR.

    April 5: An Evening with Agop Hacikyan, at St. Leon Armenian Church. Co-sponsored by A.G.B.U. Ararat, Constantinople Armenian Relief Society (C.A.R.S.), Esayan-Getronagan Alumni Association, Hye Doon: Armenian-American Support & Education Center, Knights of Vartan Bakradouny Lodge of NJ, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), NY Armenian Students Association, St. Leon Armenian Church, Tekeyan Cultural Association, and Tibrevank Alumni.

    April 7: Memorial Concert in Remembrance of the Late Dr. Elizabeth Gregory, at the Armenian Cultural Foundation. Organized by Friends of Armenian Culture Society and NAASR.

    April 7: David Kherdian and Nonny Hogrogian, reading and art show, at ALMA. Co-sponsored by Armenian Cultural Foundation, ALMA, and NAASR.

    April 17: Vahé Tachjian, “Genocide Diaries: A Microhistory of Two Armenian Families, 1915-1918,” at the NAASR Center.

    April 20: Truth or Consequences 2013, Part 1: Challenges to Election Results in Armenia,” a public discussion and Q & A with Alex Sardar and Sassoon Kosian, at St. Leon Armenian Church. Co-sponsored by Armenian Bar Association, Armenian Network of America – Greater New York Region, Knights of Vartan Bakradouny Lodge of NJ, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), New York Armenian Students Association, Tbrevank Alumni Inc., Tekeyan Cultural Association, Women’s Support Center NGO, Tufenkian Foundation.

    April 25: Thomas Amirian, “The Epochal Defense of Van,” a special archival video presentation.

    April 28: Maurice Kelechian, “Near East Relief and the Armenian Genocide: An Unprecedented Global Service to Humanity,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by AEM and NAASR.

    May 2: Eric Nazarian, a Screening of Eric Nazarian’s Film Bolis and a talk entitled, “Shattered Screens: Can Cinema Break Taboos About the Armenian Genocide?” at the NAASR Center.

    May 9: Seta Dadoyan, “Armenian History Beyond the Pillars of Hercules: Plus Ultra,” at the NAASR Center.

    May 12: Alice Navasargian, presenting The Immortals: A Pictorial Anthology of Historiographic Works, at the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA). Co-sponsored by ALMA, the Armenian International Women’s Association, and NAASR.

    Richard Hovannisian, “The Smyrna Catastrophe, 1922-2013,” at St. Leon Armenian Church, Fair Lawn, NJ. Co-sponsored by St. Leon Armenian Church and NAASR.

    May 18: 59th Annual Assembly of Members, with lecture by Christina Maranci, “The Extraordinary and Endangered Outdoor Sculpture of Medieval Armenia.”

    May 23: Gayane Novikova, “The Presidential Elections and Barevolution: Recent Developments in Armenia Through the Prism of Regional Security Issues,” at the NAASR Center.

    May 30: James Russell, “The Animal Style in Art: From Scythia to Aghtamar to Modern Russian Literature,” at the NAASR Center.

    August 24: Edmond Azadian, launch of A Legacy of Armenian Treasures: The Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum, at the NAASR Center. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Mirror-Spectator and NAASR.

    September 12: Richard Hovannisian, “The Smyrna Catastrophe, 1922-2013,” at Worcester State University. Co-sponsored by Worcester State University, the Worcester Armenian Book Commemoration Committee, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), with the support of Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church, Armenian Church of Our Saviour, and the Armenian Church of the Martyrs.

    September 15: Umit Kurt: “The Emergence of the New Wealthy Class Between 1915-1922: The Seizure of Armenian Property by Local Elites in Aintab,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by AEM and NAASR.

    September 19: Donna-Lee Frieze: “Raphael Lemkin: The Armenian Genocide and the Autobiography of ‘The Insistent Prophet,’” at the NAASR Center. Co-sponsored by Facing History and Ourselves and NAASR.

    October 9: Daron Acemoglu & David Grigorian, “Armenia’s Economic Development: Prospects for Growth and Risks of Failure,” at the NAASR Center.

    October 13: Matthew Karanian, “The Journey of Creating Armenia's First Travel Guide,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by AEM and NAASR.

    October 16: Rifat Bali, “Forced Turkification, Anti-Semitism, and Lobbying against Recognition of the Armenian Genocide,” at the Brookline Public Library. Co-sponsored by the Zoryan Institute, Temple Isaiah (Lexington, MA), and NAASR.

    October 17: Rifat Bali, “Forced Turkification, Anti-Semitism, and Lobbying against Recognition of the Armenian Genocide,” at the NAASR Center. Co-sponsored by the Zoryan Institute, Temple Isaiah (Lexington, MA), and NAASR.

    November 7: Ayda Erbal, “Mea Culpas, Negotiations, Apologias: Revisiting the ‘Apology’ of Turkish Intellectuals,” at the NAASR Center.

    November 8: “An Evening with Hasan Cemal,” at St. Leon Armenian Church, Fairlawn, NJ. Co-sponsored by A.G.B.U. Ararat, Armenian Network of America- Greater NY, Hye Doon: Armenian-American Support & Education Center, Knights of Vartan, NY Armenian Students Association, St. Leon A.C.Y.O.A. Seniors, Tekeyan Cultural Association, and NAASR.

    November 14: Nicholas Al-Jeloo, “Armenian and Assyrian Cooperation and Co-Habitation in Iran’s Urmia Region,” at the NAASR Center.

    November 17: Nanor Kebranian, “The Survival of Empathy: Zabel Yessayan and Post-Genocide Armenian Literature,” at Armenian Cultural Foundation. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Cultural Foundation, the Armenian International Women’s Association, and NAASR.

    November 21: Luc Baronian, “On the Classification, Antiquity, and Spread of the Armenian Dialects,” at the NAASR Center

    December 12: Christmas Open House, featuring talk by Paul Ignatius on new book, 5x3: Fifteen Books by Three Great Armenian Writers.


    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.


    2011 Posted on 22 Jun 12:26

    January 30: Osman Köker, “Images of Armenians in Turkey 100 Years Ago,” at the Glendale Central Library. Sponsored by the Glendale Public Library and co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, the Organization of Istanbul Armenians (OIA), Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives, and NAASR, through the generous support of the Hampartzoum Chitjian Foundation and the OIA.

    February 3: Prof. Taner Akçam, “Forced Assimilation as a Structural Component of the Armenian Genocide,” at the NAASR Center.

    February 5: Gregory Aftandilian, “World War II and Ethnic Identity: The Armenian-American Experience,” at St. Mary’s Armenian Church Hall, Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Knights of Vartan, Ani Lodge #21, NAASR.

    February 13: Presentation of Armenian Constantinople , featuring Dr. Joseph A. Kechichian and Prof. Richard Hovannisian, at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.

    February 24: Prof. George Bournoutian, “The Book of History of Arakel of Tabriz: A Vital Source on 17th Century Armenia and More,” at the NAASR Center.

    March 3: “Traces: A Museum Without Artifacts: Design, Projection, and the Armenian Genocide,” an Illustrated Presentation by Dr. Martin Bechthold, Allen Sayegh, and with Introduction and Remarks by Prof. James R. Russell, at the NAASR Center.

    March 6: Prof. Vahram Shemmassian, “The Experiences of Musa Dagh Armenian Immigrants in the United States, 1900-1950,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.

    March 8: Dr. Kim Theriault, “Displacement, Trauma, and the Making of Modern Art,” at the University of California, Berkeley. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program, the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and NAASR.

    March 24—Sunday, March 27: Four lectures by Dr. Hayk Demoyan in Los Angeles area.

    March 24: “Armenian Sports and Athleticism in the Ottoman Empire.” Co-sponsored by Homenetmen Regional Executive Committee, Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region, Organization of Istanbul Armenians, Ararat-Eskijian Museum, and NAASR.

    March 25: “Armenian Sports and Athleticism in the Ottoman Empire,” at the Organization of Istanbul Armenians Center, 19726 Sherman Way, Winnetka, CA. Co-sponsored by Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region, Organization of Istanbul Armenians, Ararat-Eskijian Museum, and NAASR.

    March 26: “The Armenian Genocide: Centennial Anniversary and Commemoration Strategies,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region, Organization of Istanbul Armenians, Ararat-Eskijian Museum, and NAASR.

    March 27: “The Armenian Genocide: Centennial Anniversary and Commemoration Strategies,” at Woodbury University, Burbank, CA. Co-sponsored by Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region, Organization of Istanbul Armenians, Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Woodbury University Armenian Student Association, and NAASR.

    March 30: Finding Zabel Yesayan, a documentary by Lara Aharonian and Talin Suciyan, followed by discussion with Talin Suciyan, at the NAASR Center. Co-sponsored by the Armenian International Women’s Association and NAASR, in association with the Armenian Research Center, University of Michigan-Dearborn.

    April 3: Marc Mamigonian, “From Idea to Reality: The Growth and Development of Armenian Studies in the U.S. from the 1890s to 1969,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.

    April 7: Prof. Richard Hovannisian, “In Search of Armenian Cilicia,” at the Church of the Holy Translators, Framingham, MA. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Church of the Holy Translators and NAASR.

    April 12: Tufts Armenian Genocide Commemoration with lecture by Michael Bobelian, at Goddard Chapel, Tufts University. Co-sponsored by Tufts University, the Darakjian-Jafarian Chair in Armenian History, the Department of History, and NAASR.

    May 5: Dr. Gayane Novikova, “Turkish Foreign Policy in the South Caucasus: Recent Developments,” at the NAASR Center.

    May 19: Osman Köker, “Images of Armenians in Turkey 100 Years Ago,” at the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA). Co-sponsored by ALMA, Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives, Friends of Hrant Dink, and NAASR.

    May 25: Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian, “The Life and Art of Sumbat: An Armenian Artist in Iran,” at the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA). Co-sponsored by ALMA and NAASR.

    June 2: Dr. Susan Pattie, “Who Are the Armenians? Bringing Armenian History and Culture to Young Readers,” at the NAASR Center.

    June 14: Panel Discussion on “The State of Armenian Genocide Research and Future Needs” with Prof. Taner Akçam, Prof. Richard Hovannisian, Prof. Vahram Shemmassian, and Marc Mamigonian, at the Glendale Public Library. Co-sponsored by the Glendale Public Library and NAASR.

    June 26: Dr. Gregory Ketabgian, “Armenians on the Titanic” and “A Blood-Stained Bible from Urfa,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.

    August 11: Helene Pilibosian, “From Journalist to Poet and Memoirist,” at the NAASR Center.

    September 14: Sebouh Aslanian: “From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: The Global Trade Networks of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa, Isfahan,” at Harvard University. Co-sponsored by the Mashtots Chair in Armenian Studies at Harvard University, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard, the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard, the Harvard Armenian Society, the Zoryan Institute for Contemporary Armenian Research and Documentation, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR).

    September 15: Sebouh Aslanian: “From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: The Global Trade Networks of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa, Isfahan,” at City University of New York. Co-sponsored by the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center at CUNY and NAASR

    October 6: Khatchig Mouradian, “Raphael Lemkin and the Armenian Genocide in Light of New Research,” at the NAASR Center.

    October 9: George Bournoutian, “Armenians in Karabagh Before 1828: The 1823 Russian Survey of the Karabagh Province,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by Ararat-Eskijian and NAASR.

    October 13: Seta Dadoyan, “Armenians in the Medieval Islamic World,” at City University of New York. Co-sponsored by the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center at CUNY, the Armenian Center at Columbia University, and NAASR.

    October 25: Peter Balakian, “The Transmission of Trauma Across Generations: Literary Memory and the Armenian Genocide,” at Columbia University. Co-sponsored by the Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies (MESAAS), Columbia University, in conjunction with the Armenian Center at Columbia University and NAASR.

    October 27-28: Conference, “Beyond the Armenian Genocide: The Question of Restitution and Reparation in Comparative Review,” at Clark University. Co-sponsored by the Kaloosdian-Mugar Chair in Modern Armenian History and Armenian Genocide Studies, the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the Ohannessian Chair at the University of Minnesota, and NAASR.

    October 30: Sebouh Aslanian: “From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: The Global Trade Networks of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa, Isfahan,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR.

    November 1: Martin Bechtold and Allen Sayegh, “Traces: A Museum Without Artifacts,” at CUNY. Co-sponsored by the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center at CUNY, the Armenian Center at Columbia University, and NAASR.

    November 3: James Russell, “An Armeno-Hebrew Mystery, or a 1,000-year-old Armenian Text in a Cairo Synagogue and the Stories It Tells,” at the NAASR Center.

    November 3: Donna-Lee Frieze, “Silence, Memory & Sacred Drama: Ravished Armenia in the Memorialization of the Armenian Genocide,” at Columbia University. Co-sponsored by the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center at CUNY, the Armenian Center at Columbia University, and NAASR.

    November 4: Hagop Gulludjian and Richard Hovannisian, “Armenian Kars and Ani Book Presentation” and “An Illustrated Expedition to Kars and Ani,” at the Glendale Public Library. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Educational Foundation, Ararat-Eskijian Museum, and NAASR.

    November 4, Armen Marsoobian, "Resistance and Rescue During the Armenian Genocide: The Story Behind a Photograph, Marsovan 1915-1918," at Univ. of Chicago, 102 Stuart Hall, 5835 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago. Sponsored by the University of Chicago Center for Middle Eastern Studies in association with NAASR.

    November 6, 3:00 pm: Armen Marsoobian, "Memories of a Lost Armenian Home: Photography, Anatolia College and the Story of an Armenian Family in Anatolia, 1888 to 1922," at AGBU Chicago-Norehad Center, 7248 North Harlem Ave., Chicago. Sponsored by the Armenian General Benevolent Union-Chicago in association with Anatolia College, Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives, and NAASR.

    December 8: Paul Ignatius, Now I Know in Part Book Launch in conjunction with NAASR’s 2011 Christmas Open House.

    December 14: Screening of Grandma’s Tattoos, a film by Suzanne Khardalian, with Q&A with the filmmaker. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Club of Watertown High School, the ARF Boston “Sardarabad” Gomideh, the Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA), and NAASR.


    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”


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        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.