About the Lecture Series

NAASR’s lecture series is unrivaled in the United States in attracting large audiences to hear talks by leading scholars and authors in Armenian Studies and related fields.

The lecture series is one of the most effective ways for scholars to interact with the public and thus maintain the vital connection between the academy and the community. Since the 1950s, NAASR has presented lectures on a vast array of subjects, and it will continue to fill this vital role into the future. The list of participants in NAASR’s lectures and public programs is virtually a who’s who of figures from all aspects of Armenian Studies and many related fields. In its sixty years of existence, NAASR has established the standard in such programming.

The success of the lecture series and public programs, as well as the ever-increasing number of speakers and the expansion of NAASR’s public programs nationwide, is a tribute to the high level of interest in Armenian Studies among the general public and attests to the vitality of the field.

NAASR has also sponsored or co-sponsored more than twenty national and international conferences and symposia, including both the earliest and the most recent Armenian Studies conferences in the United States.