Events

Events

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.

March 13-19: NAASR is pleased to be a co-sponsor for this year's Socially Relevant Film Festival and we encourage our members and friends to attend. NAASR Members Receive 10% Discount on Film Festival Tickets.

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.

Saturday, March 25: "Hrant Dink Contemporary Oratorio,” at St. Vartan Cathedral, 630 Second Avenue (at 34th Street), New York City.  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.

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 [previously announced for May 16]: 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.