Cummings Foundation Grant Recipient


Each year, NAASR sponsors or co-sponsors national and international conferences and symposia for an in depth look at some of the most significant issues in Armenian Studies, with topics as diverse as the role of feminism in Armenian Studies, to the 300th anniversary of the Mekhitarists in Venice.

NAASR Sponsored or Co-Sponsored Conferences and Symposia, 1955-2015


Armenian Studies and Research: Problems and Needs

June 11, 1955

Hotel Commander, Cambridge, MA

Participants: Rev. A. A. Bedikian (“The Place and Meaning of Armenian Studies in the Life of Armenians in America”), H. H. Chakmakjian, Richard N. Frye, Roman Jakobson, Firuz Kazemzadeh, Tiran Nersoyan


Searchlight on Armenian Studies: Conference on Problems and Areas of Research

June 8, 1956

Harvard University

Participants: Paul Bedoukian, Carleton S. Coon (“Archaeology and Armenian Studies”), Sirarpie Der Nersessian (“Armenian Art Through All of Its Phases”), Richard N. Frye (conference chairman), Arthur Jeffery (“Armenian Research and Religion”), Robert Minshall (“The Armenian Language”), Arshag O. Sarkissian (“The Place of the Armenian Question in Armenian Studies”), Joshua Whatmough


NAASR Second Anniversary Symposium

March 24, 1957

Harvard University

Participants: Roman Jakobson (“Importance of Ancient and Medieval Armenian Literature”), Avedis K. Sanjian (“Renaissance of Armenian Culture in the 19th Century”), Aram Vartanian (“Future of Armenian Scholarship in the United States”)


The Culture, Society, and Politics of Medieval Armenia

May 15, 1959

Harvard University

Participants: Armen Ovhanesian (“Relations Between the Armenian Church and State in the Middle Ages”), Ben E. Perry (“Armenian Fable Collections”), A. O. Sarkissian (“Armenia Under the Arabs”), Emmanual P. Varandyan (“Armenian Miniature Painting in the Middle Ages”), Speros Vryonis (“Armenians and Byzantium in the 11th Century”)


The Armenians in America: Their Contributions and Problems

May 13, 1960

Harvard University

Participants: Dr. James Etmekjian, Siranoosh Der Manuelian (“Armenian Music in America”), Zareh Thomajan, Nona Balakian (“Armenian Values and American Literature”), Dr. Emmanuel P. Varandyan, V. L. Parsegian, Prof. Oscar Handlin


International Conference on the Armenian Language

June 11 & 12, 1964

Harvard University

Participants: B. N. Arakelian (“A Study of the Ancient Armenian Culture”), Arra S. Avakian (“The Phonetic Structure of the Armenian Alphabet and Its Relationship to the Word Origins and Orthography of the Language”), A. A. Bedikian (“The Translation of the Bible into Modern Armenian and Related Problems”), Paul Bedoukian , Charles Dowsett (“Hebraisms in Armenian”), Paul Essabal, James Etmekjian (“Problems of Teaching Western Armenian”), Frederic Feydit (“Some Problems of the Armenian Language of the Classical Period”), A. S. Gharibian (“The Progress of Armenology in Soviet Armenia”), Nina Garsoian (“Problems in the Teaching of Classical and Eastern Armenian”), Robert Godel (“Armenian in Comparative Philology: Data and Problems”), G. B. Jahoukian (“The Stages of the Development of the Armenian Language”), Hagop Nersoyan (“The Role of the Church in the Development of the Armenian Language”), Michael E. Stone (“Contradictions of Translation as Revealed in the Apocrypha”), Pergrouhi Svajian (“Social and Psychological Settings for Cultural Activities in the Diaspora”), Robert W. Thomson (“Some Problems in Translating Greek Philosophical and Theological Terms into Armenian”)

Sessions: “The Armenian Language, the Church, and Biblical Studies”; “The Armenian Language and Special Problem Areas”; What Is the Role of the Armenian Language Today?”; “The Armenian Language and Research in Armenia”; “Problems and Methods in the Teaching of Armenian Today”


Summer Institute on Armenian History and Culture

Dates: June 20-24, 1966

Harvard University 

Participants: Rev. Arten Ashjian, Michael J. Connolly, Dr. James Etmekjian, Dr. Richard N. Frye, Dr. Nina G. Garsoian, Dr. Cyrus Gordon, Dr. Ben Halpern, Dr. Helmut H. Koester, Dr. William L. Langer, Dr. Mary K. Matossian, Dr. Hagop Nersoyan, Dr. Avedis Sanjian, Dr. A. O. Sarkissian, Dr. Robert W. Thomson, Dr. George H. Williams


Conference on Armenian Studies in the United States

Date: June 12 & 13, 1969

Location: Holiday Inn, Waltham

Participants: Gia Aivazian, Vartan Artinian, Arten Ashjian, Arra Avakian, Walter Bandazian, Joseph C. Codsi, George A. Egan, Nina Garsoian, John Hanessian, Richard Hovannisian, Genevieve Jones, Hovhannes Kasparian, Onnig Keshishian, Krikor Maksoudian, Moses Manoushagian, William L. Moran, Louise Nalbandian, Tiran Nersoyan, Sirarpie Ohanessian, Hagop Pambookian, Avedis K. Sanjian, Edmond Schutz, Robert W. Thomson, Manoog S. Young, Ara Dostourian; Robert Mirak

Sessions: “Curriculum”; “Textual Materials and Teaching Aids”; “Library Resources and Research”; “Student Enrollment”; “Employment Opportunities”; “Scholarship and Research Funds”; “Journals and Publications in Armenian Studies”; “Relations with Yerevan”; “Encouragement of Research on Armenian Affairs in Association Disciplines”; “Armenian Studies and the Community”


Conference on Modern Armenian History [Published as Recent Studies in Modern Armenian History, Armenian Heritage Press, 1972]

October 29 & 30, 1970

Harvard University (co-sponsored by Harvard’s Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Literatures and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies)

Participants: Arra S. Avakian (“The Emergence of Ethnic Studies as an Academic Discipline”), Walter C. Bandazian (“The Allies and the Question of Turkish War Criminals”), Thomas A. Bryson (“Walter George Smith and the International Philarmenian League: A Note on the Armenian Question Before the League of Nations”), Vahakn. N. Dadrian (“A Methodological Scheme for the Study of Genocide of the Armenians”), Jack Danielian (“The Armenian Self-Image in America”), S. A. Essefian (“The Mission of Israel Ori for the Liberation of Armenia”), James Etmekjian (“Tanzimat Reform and Their Effect on the Armenians”), Joseph L. Grabill (“Protestant Diplomacy and an American Mandate for Armenia, 1919-1920”), Martin H. Halabian (“American Missionary Activities and Anglo-Russian Interests in the Ottoman Armenians, 1820-1856”), Richard G. Hovannisian (“The Armenian Reoccupation of Kars in 1919”), Alice O. Kasparian (“The Origin and the History of the Armenians in Angora”), Onnik Keshishian (“The Problem of Becoming: A Developmental Approach to Integrative and Disfunctional Stages in the Political Development of the Armenian Nation”), Edward Minasian (“Armenian Immigration to the United States, 1915-1932”), Robert Mirak (“The Armenian Diaspora and Armenian History: Some Themes and Tasks”), Karlen Mooradian (“Diaspora Journalism and Cross-Cultural Communication in the Art of Ashile Gorky and Reuben Nakian”), Winifred E. Morgan (“The Role of Major Gen. Sir William M. Thomson in the Formation of British Policy Towards the Republic of Armenia”), John P. Richardson (“The Armenian Military Mission to Armenia (The Harbord Mission)”), A. O. Sarkissian (“The Study of the Armenian Question Reconsidered”), Aram Tolegian (“Mechanisms for Change in the Educational System of Soviet Armenia”), Manoog S. Young (“Armenian Liberation Activities, 1750-1800”)

Sessions: “Emergence of Armenian Nationalism”; “International Diplomacy and the Armenians”; “Modern Armenian Historiography and Research Problems”; “The Armenian Diaspora: Cultural Identity and Revival”; “Armenian Nationalism in the Diaspora Today”


International Conference on Authority and Democracy in Armenian Society

October 28-30, 1971

Harvard University (co-sponsored by Harvard’s Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Literatures and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies)

Participants: Vartan H. Artinian (“The Armenian Populist Movement”), Vahakn N. Dadrian (“Transformations in the Structure of the Armenian Family Since World War I”), Nina Garsoian (“The Iranian Aspects of the Arsacid Monarchy”), Richard G. Hovannisian (“Democracy: Myth or Reality in the Armenian Republic”), David M. Lang (“The Bagratids in Armenia and Georgia”), Robert Mirak (“The Immigrant Family in the United States”), Karlen Mooradian (“The Influence of Journalism in the Development of Armenian Communist Power, 1902-1920”), Avedis K. Sanjian (“Origin of the Armenian Millet and Authority Vested by the Sultan in the Armenian Patriarch”), Michael E. Stone (“The Authority of Canon-Lists in the Armenian Tradition”), Robert W. Thomson (“The Authority of the Fathers in the Early Armenian Church”)

Sessions: “The Armenian Monarchy” (Chair: Robert W. Thomson); “The Early Armenian Church” (Chair: Vartan H. Artinian); “The Armenian Millet in the Ottoman Empire” (Chair: Albert Hourani); “Armenia in the Early 20th Century” (Chair: R. Hrair Dekmejian); “Armenian Family Life in the 20th Century” (Chair: Jack Danielian)



Conference on Armenian Studies and Armenian Texts and Teaching

October 18-20, 1973

Harvard University

Participants: Vartan Artinian, Arra S. Avakian, Yervant Azadian, Kevork Baghdjian, Michael J. Connolly, Kevork Donabedian, Nina Garsoian, Vartan Gregorian, Richard Hovannisian, Hovhannes Kasparian, Krikor Maksoudian, Edward Minasian, Robert Mirak, Louise Nalbandian, Hagop Nersoyan, Armen Ovhanesian, Dennis Papazian, Puzant Rubyan, Avedis K. Sanjian, Robert W. Thomson, Calvert Watkins

Sessions: “Modern Armenian Language”; “Armenian Civilization”; “Armenian History-Medieval and Modern”; “Problem Areas in Armenian Studies”



Conference on Armenian Studies in the Twentieth Century: Origins, Developments, Recognition, and Future

April 4 & 5, 1975

Harvard University

Participants: Vartan Artinian, Richard N. Frye, Nina G. Garsoian (“The Study of Armenian Art and Archaeology”), Richard G. Hovannisian (“Historians and Sources for Armenian History in the Early 20th Century”), Kevork Kherlopian, Hagop Nersoyan, Dennis Papazian, Avedis K. Sanjian (“Armenian Manuscript Collections in the United States”), Robert W. Thomson, Manoog S. Young

Sessions: “Armenian Studies in the Twentieth Century”; “Armenian Studies in Soviet Armenia”; “Armenian Studies in the United States”


Conference on Progress of Armenian Studies in 25 Years

Harvard University

April 12, 1980

Participants: Kevork Bardakjian (“Literature, Medieval and Modern Periods”), John Carswell (Archaeology”), Claude Cox (“Biblical Studies”), Lucy Der Manuelian (“Architecture”), James Etmekjian (“Language Studies”), Richard N. Frye (chairman of sessions), John A. C. Greppin (“Linguistics”), Dickran Kouymjian (“Art”), Krikor Maksoudian (“History to 17th Century”), Ronald Suny (“History, 17th Century to Present”), Robert W. Thomson (“Literature, Classical and Medieval Periods”), Avedis K. Sanjian (“Collection and Care of Manuscripts”)


National Conference on Identity and Assimilation [published as Journal of Armenian Studies, vol. III, nos. 1&2 (1986-87), Identity and Assimilation: The Armenian Experience in America]

May 3-5, 1984

Harvard University (co-sponsored by NELC)

Participants: Gregory Aftandilian (“The Armenian Committee for the Independence of Armenia”), Aharon G. Aharonian (“Armenian Intermarriage in the United States, 1950-1976”), Ellie Andreassian (“Immigrants from Soviet Armenia Today”), Sahan Arzruni (“Alan Hovhaness: The Armenian Wellspring of His Music”), Joan Bamberger (“Family and Kinship in an Armenian American Community”), R. Hrair Dekmejian (“The Armenian Perspective”), H. Martin Deranian (“Worcester Is America”), Nathan Glazer (“The American Perspective”), Isabel Kaprielian (“Bandought: Armenian Laborers in the Workforce of Brantford, Ontario, to 1915”), George Kooshian, Jr. (“Church Reform in America: The Diocesan Assembly of 1923”), Dickran Kouymjian (“William Saroyan and the Armenian Ethnic Experience in America”), Gary Kulhanjian (“From Ararat to America: The Armenian Settlements of New Jersey”), Edward Minasian (“The Forty Years of Musa Dagh”), Alixa Naff (“The Arab Experience in America: The Syrians”), Harry Rand (“Arshile Gorky’s Armenian Sources”), Pergrouhi N. Svajian (“The Armenian School Movement in America”), Harold Takooshian (“Armenian Immigration to the United States Today from the Middle East”)

Sessions: “The Process of Settlement” (Robert Mirak, Chair); “Social Institutions” (Stephan Thernstrom, Chair); “Old Issues and New Communities” (Laurence Fuchs, Chair); “The Armenian Artist in America” (Robert W. Thomson, Chair)


National Conference on Genocide and Human Rights [published as Journal of Armenian Studies, vol. IV, nos. 1&2 (1992), Genocide & Human Rights: Lessons from the Armenian Experience]

April 18-20, 1985

Bentley College (co-sponsored by Bentley College)

Participants: Gilbert Abcarian (“Ambiguous Legacy: Genocide and Political Romanticism”), Richard Ashton (“Experiences and Observations During 1915-1916 and the Outlook”), Levon Boyajian and Haikaz M. Grigorian (“Children of Survivors of the Armenian Genocide: A Psychological Study”), Gerard Chaliand (“Armenian Terrorism and Its Moral Aspects”), Israel Charny (“Turkey and Israel and the Armenian Issue or The Psychology of Denial”), Lucy Der Manuelian (“The Impact of the Armenian Genocide on Armenian Art and Scholarship”), Richard Falk (“Significance of Legal Assessment Decades After the Main Acts of Atrocity: The Armenian Case”), Helen Fein (“The 19th Century Armenian Protest Movement and 20th Century Genocide: Implications for Transnational Human Rights Movements Today”), Marilyn B. Feingold (“The Status of Education on the Holocaust and Genocide in the United States and the Resources Available to the Elementary and Secondary School Teacher”), Sol Gittleman “Stereotypes as a Prelude to Genocide”), Michael H. Gunter (“The Historical Origins of the Armenian-Turkish Enmity”), Vartan Hartunian (Panelist: “The Armenians and the Jews: Genocide and Government Responsibility”), Irving L. Horowitz (Panelist: “The Armenians and the Jews: Genocide and Government Responsibility”), Richard G. Hovannisian (“The Armenian Question: 1878-1923”), Alice O. Kasparian (“The Massacres in Angora and Western Turkey”), Kevork Kherlopian (“Sociological Aspects of the Genocide”), Dickran Kouymjian (“The Genocide and Armenian Political Violence: Attitudes of Armenian Militants to 1915”), Leo Kuper (“The Problems of Prevention”), Luis Kutner (“Turkey and International Due Process of Law”), Gerard Libaridian (“The Armenian Genocide as a Paradigm for ‘Political’ Genocides”), Levon Marashlian (“Population Statistics, Politics, and the Armenian Genocide”), Barbara Merguerian “The United States Response to the Armenian Massacres of 1895: A Foreign Policy Dilemma”), Donald E. Miller (“The Impact of the Turkish Massacres on the Survivors”), Sybil Milton (“Armin T. Wegner’s Observations and Experiences During the Armenian Genocide”), Set Momjian (Panelist: “The Armenians and the Jews: Genocide and Government Responsibility”), Vahe Oshagan (“The Image of the Turk in Modern Armenian Literature”), Dennis R. Papazian (“Misplaced Credulity: Contemporary Turkish Attempts to Refute the Armenian Genocide”), William Proxmire (“The Genocide Convention and Prevention of Genocide”), Richard Rubenstein (“Modernization and Genocide”), Allen J. Salerian (“Long Term Psychological Effects of the 1915 Genocide on Armenian Survivors”), Frank Stone (“Young People Caught Up in a Catastrophe: Experiences of Children and Youth Who Survived the Armenian Genocide of 1915”), Yves Ternon (“The Crime of State: On the Subject of the Genocides of the Armenians and the Jews”), George Wald (“Genocide in the 20th Century”), Christopher Walker (“Britain As World Policeman: The Armenian Case and the Failure of Moral Imperatives”), Fred Wall (“Critical Thinking and Teaching About the Armenian Genocide”), Puzant Yeghiayan (“Historical References and Comparative Statistics of the Armenian Population in Turkey”)

Sessions: “The Background and the Facts” (Dennis Papazian, Chair); “The Aftermath and Lessons” (Richard Geehr, Chair); “The Armenians and the Jews: Genocide and Government Responsibility” (Herbert Sawyer, Chair); “The Armenian Genocide and the Status of Human Rights Worldwide” (Manoog S. Young, Chair); “Prevention” (Gregory H. Adamian, Chair)


International Conference: Armenian Studies: Looking Towards the 21st Century

November 3 & 4, 1995

NAASR Center

Participants: S. Peter Cowe, Robert Ervine, Lendrush Khurshudian, James R. Russell, Theo M. van Lint, Garnik Ananian, Kevork Bardakjian, John A. C. Greppin, Jean-Pierre Mahe, Abraham Terian, Bert Vaux, Aram Arkun, George Bournoutian, Dickran Kouymjian, Richard G. Hovannisian, Levon Marashlian, Dennis R. Papazian, Lucy Der Manuelian, Babken Haroutiunian, Robert Mirak, Marc Nichanian

Sessions: “Early and Medieval Period”; “Language and Literature”; “History (Modern Period)”; “General”


The Armenians of New England: Celebrating a Culture and Preserving a Heritage [published under same title, Armenian Heritage Press, 2004]

April 9 & 10, 1999

Bentley College (co-sponsored by Armenian Cultural Foundation, Armenian International Women's Association, Armenian Library and Museum of America, Armenian Women's Information Center, Friends of Armenian Culture Society, Mayreni Publishing, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research, New England Board of Higher Education, New England Heritage Center, Office of Senator Steven A. Tolman)

Participants: Thomas O’Connor: The Armenian Experience: Roots of the Past, Realities of the Present, Linda L. Avakian: Armenian Migration to New England, Isabel Kaprielian-Churchill: Changing Patterns of Armenian Neighborhoods,  Robert O. Krikorian: In Defense of the Homeland: New England Armenians and the Legion d’Orient, Marc A. Mamigonian: An Armenian Business: The Case of the Ararat Grocery, Suzanne Elizabeth Moranian: The Immigration of Armenian Women to New England Since 1945, Eden Naby (Frye): Almost Family: Assyrians and Armenians in Massachusetts, Arten Ashjian: Michael H. Tophanelian: A Pioneer Armenian Church Leader, David Stephen Calonne: William Saroyan and Massachusetts, Lucy Der Manuelian: Moses H. Gulesian and Saving the USS Constitution, Sonia I. Ketchian: Idealist of Three Continents, at Home in New England: Tzolag “Harry” Ketchian, Joan Bamberger: Learning from the Homeland: Armenian Cultural Organizations in Suburban Boston, Varoujan Karentz: Bridging the Past to the Future: The Heritage Harbor Museum in Providence,. Robert Mirak: The Armenian Cultural Foundation, 1945-98: Crises in the Museum, Rubina Peroomian: Hairenik: A Periodical in the Heart of New England, Leon Janikian: Secular Musical Life of the New England Armenian Community, Christina Maranci: The Armenian Churches of New England: Tradition and Adaptation, Arshag Merguerian: A Century of Church Buildings as Expressions of the Armenian Diaspora, Marc Nichanian: Armenian Writers and Literary Publications in New England, 1920-70, Ruth Thomasian: Armenian Photographers of New England, Bert Vaux: The Fate of the Armenian Language in New England, Arlene Voski Avakian: Are We What We Eat?  Armenian-American Women’s Ethnic Identity and Food, S. Shaké Topalian: Daughters and Granddaughters of Survivors: From Horror to Finding Our Own Voices, Nancy Kricorian: Notes on Feeling Armenian by a Second-Generation Watertown-tsi, Janice Okooomian: Becoming White: Armenian Racialization in Legal and Visual Discourse, 1909-1922

Sessions: “Who Are We Now and Who Are We Becoming?”; “Establishing the Community”; “Noted Individuals”; “Cultural Institutions”; “Architecture and the Visual Arts”; “Language and Music”; “Changing Communities”


Rethinking Armenian Studies: Past, Present, and Future [published as Journal of Armenian Studies, vol. VII, no. 2 (2003)]

October 4-6, 2002

Harvard University and NAASR Center (co-sponsored by NELC)

Participants: Kevork B. Bardakjian, Lucy Der Manuelian, Richard G. Hovannisian, Dickran Kouymjian, James R. Russell, Robert W. Thomson, Rouben Adalian, Aram Arkun, Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Gerard J. Libaridian , Dennis R. Papazian, Ruth Thomasian, George Bournoutian, Robert H. Hewsen, Albert Stepanyan, David S. Calonne, Levon Chorbajian, Moorad Mooradian, Marc Nichanian, Michael E. Stone, Bert Vaux, Arman J. Kirakossian, S. Peter Cowe, Ina Baghdiantz McCabe, Simon Payaslian, Theo M. Van Lint

Sessions: “The Role of the University Chairs: Past and Present”; “The Role of Organizations, Institutions, and Research Centers”; “Relations Between Armenian Studies in the U.S. and Armenia”; “Integrating Armenian Studies with Other Disciplines”; “The Future of Armenian Studies”


Armenian-Turkish Dialogue and the Direction of Armenian Studies

September 30, 2006

Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, MA

Participants: Gerard J. Libaridian (“Levels and Forms of Turkish/Armenian Dialog: The Role of Scholarship”), Rachel Goshgarian (“Armenian and Ottoman: Moving Towards Inclusive History”), Taner Akcam (“The Creation of a Common Body of Knowledge and the Importance of Ottoman Documents”), Christina Maranci (“Future Directions in Medieval Armenian Architecture: The Case of Mren, Kars Region”), Richard G. Hovannisian (“Dialogue: Historical Impediments and Future Goals”), Kevork B. Bardakjian (Panel Respondent)


International Symposium on the Legacy of the First Republic of Armenia, 1918-1921

September 27, 2008

Boston University

Co-sponsored by BU’s International History Institute, the Department of History, and the Department of International Relations, and by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research


“Armenian Studies at a Threshold”: Society for Armenian Studies 35th Anniversary Conference

March 26-March 28, 2009

University of California, Los Angeles

Co-sponsored by Society for Armenian Studies, UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies, USC Institute of Armenian Studies, NAASR, 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


International Conference on the Armenian Diaspora

Feb. 13-14, 2010

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.


The State of the Art of Armenian Genocide Research: Historiography, Sources, and Future Directions

April 9-10, 2010

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.


Beyond the Armenian Genocide: The Question of Restitution and Reparation in Comparative Review

October 27-28, 2011

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.


The Armenians and the Book: A Symposium

September 15, 2012, at the Armenian Museum and Library 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.

Participants: Sebouh Aslanian (UCLA); Marc A. Mamigonian (NAASR); Christina Maranci (Tufts University); Barbara Merguerian (Armenian International Women’s Association); Simon Payaslian (Boston University); James R. Russell (Harvard University).


Academic Conference to Mark the 125th Anniversary of the Social-Democratic Hunchakian Party

October 27, 2012

Woodbury University

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.


Port Cities and Printers: Five Centuries of Global Armenian Print: A Conference in Honor of Richard Hovannisian

November 9-November 11, 2012


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.


Manufacturing Denial and the Assault on Scholarship and Truth

October 24-25, 2014

Worcester State University and Clark University

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).


The Armenian Genocide: Accounting and Accountability

January 31, 2015


Co-sponsored by the United Armenian Council of Los Angeles, the National Association of Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), 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.


Crossing the Centennial: The Historiography of the Armenian Genocide Re-Evaluated

March 19-20, 2015

University 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.


Armenia 1915-Auschwitz 1945: Small Nations and Great Powers

March 25, 2015

Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

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.

Participants: Marc A. Mamigonian (NAASR), Simon Payaslian (BU), and James R. Russell (Harvard), moderated by Hovhannes Ghazaryan (Kennedy School of Govt.).