Prior Years

2018

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....

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2017

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...

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2016

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,...

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2015

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...

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2014

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...

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