Events

Past Events

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.

+ 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, 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.

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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.

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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.

 

+ 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 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”

 

+ 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 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.

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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.

+ 2013

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

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

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

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”

      + 2009

      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.

      + 2008

      January 25: “A Commemoration of the First Anniversary of the Assassination of Hrant Dink.” At the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America, Burbank, CA. Featuring talks by Taner Akçam, Richard G. Hovannisian, and Stephen A. Kurkjian. Co-sponsored by the Organization of Istanbul Armenians of Los Angeles, the Armenian Educational Foundation Chair in Modern Armenian History at UCLA, and NAASR, under the auspices of the Western Diocese, His Eminence, Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate.

      Feb. 3: Margaret Ajemian Ahnert, author of The Knock at the Door: A Journey Through the Darkness of the Armenian Genocide. At the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by the Museum and the NAASR.

      Feb. 25: George Bournoutian, “Tigran the Great and Rome.” In the G Hall at the Diocesan complex of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America, New York, NY. Co-sponsored by the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center and NAASR.

      March 2: George Bournoutian, “Tigran the Great and Rome.” Saint David Armenian Church, Boca Raton, FL. Co-sponsored by NAASR and St. David Church.

      March 13: Sebouh Aslanian, “Honor Among Merchants: The Armenians of New Julfa and the Growth of Modern Long-Distance Trade.” At the NAASR Center.

      April 3: Levon Abrahamian: “Fighting with Memory and Monuments: Reshaping Post-Soviet Armenian Identity,” at the NAASR Center.

      April 8: Verjine Svazlian, “Testimonies of the Eyewitness Survivors: Irrefutable Historical Documents of the Armenian Genocide,” at the Armenak Der Petrossian Hall, St. Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church, 500 S. Central Ave., Glendale, CA 91204. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Ararat-Eskijian Museum under the auspices of the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America.

      April 10: Levon Abrahamian: “Fighting with Memory and Monuments: Reshaping Post-Soviet Armenian Identity.” At Armenian Euphrates Evangelical Church, Providence, RI. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Armenian Historical Association of Rhode Island.

      April 23: Margaret Ajemian Ahnert, author of The Knock at the Door: A Journey Through the Darkness of the Armenian Genocide. At Harvard University’s Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS), South Building, Auditorium S010, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Harvard Armenian Society.

      May 4: Vahram Shemmasian, “The Rescue of Enslaved Armenian Women and Children in Syria at the End of the World War I Genocide,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Ararat-Eskijian Museum.

      May 5: George Bournoutian, “Tigran the Great and Rome.” At the NAASR Center.

      May 17 (Preceding 54th NAASR Annual Assembly): Sergio La Porta: Armenian Studies in Jerusalem and the Challenges of the 21st Century,” at the NAASR Center.

      May 22: Lynn Jones: “Between Islam and Byzantium: Aghtamar and the Visual Construction of Medieval Armenian Kingship.” At the NAASR Center.

      June 5: Donald Bloxham, “The Role of the Great Powers in the Armenian Genocide.” At the NAASR Center.

      June 9: Razmik Panossian, “Change Without Transition: Politics in Post-Soviet Armenia.” Co-sponsored by the Armenian Relief Society Summer Youth Program and NAASR. At the NAASR Center.

      Sept. 11: James Russell, “The Rime of the Book of the Dove: Zoroastrian Cosmology, Armenian Heresiology, and the Russian Novel.” Roman Jakobson Memorial Lecture. At the NAASR Center.

      Sept. 17: Panel Discussion: “Murder at the Altar”: The Context and Legacy of the Abp. Tourian Murder After 75 Years,” with Author/Journalist Terry Phillips, Ben Alexander, Fr. Stepanos Doudoukjian, and Dikran Kaligian. At the NAASR Center.

      Sept. 21, 4:00 p.m.: Rubina Peroomian: “And Those Who Continued Living in Turkey After 1915.” Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR. At the Ararat-Eskijian Museum.

      Sept. 27: Conference: “The Legacy of the Republic of Armenia, 1918-1921.” With Benjamin Alexander, Erik Goldstein, Robert Krikorian, Razmik Panossian, Victoria Rowe, and Ara Sanjian. Co-sponsored by the Charles K. and Elisabeth M. Kenosian Chair in Modern Armenian History and Literature, the Boston University Department of History, the International History Institute at Boston University, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). At Boston University’s School of Management (SMG).

      Weds., Oct. 22: Azat Yeghiazaryan, “Daredevils of Sasun: Poetics of the Armenian National Epic,” at the NAASR Center.

      Oct. 30: Helen Evans, “Byzantium and Armenia: The Large Picture,” co-sponsored by NAASR and the Knights of Vartan. At the NAASR Center.

      Nov. 6: Apo Torosyan, screening of documentary “The Morgenthau Story,” at the NAASR Center, featuring commentary by James Russell.

      Nov. 16: Azat Yeghiazaryan, “Daredevils of Sasun: Poetics of the Armenian National Epic.” Co-sponsored by the Ararat-Eskijian Museum and NAASR. At the Ararat-Eskijian Museum.

      Nov. 23: NAASR day trip to Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, for “Sunday at the Met” Armenian Program, with in-trip presentation by Christina Maranci.

      Dec. 4: James Russell: “Black Milk: Bedros Tourian, Paul Celan, and Anselm Kiefer.” Co-sponsored by Hamazkayin-Boston Chapter and NAASR. At the NAASR Center.

      December 11: NAASR Christmas Open House with illustrated talk by Christina Maranci of Tufts University, on "Images of the Nativity in Armenian Art". At the NAASR Center.

      Dec. 15: James Russell: “The Armenian Magic Scroll and Outside Art.” Co-sponsored by the Armenian Library and Museum of America and NAASR. At ALMA.

      + 2007

      Feburary 1.: Stephen Kurkjian, “Report from Istanbul: The Funeral of Hrant Dink and Its Aftermath.” At the First Armenian Church in Belmont.

      February 23: Richard G. Hovannisian, “The Changing Landscape of Historic Western Armenia: Reflections on a Journey Into the Past.” At the First Armenian Church in Belmont.

      March 4: Sona Zeitlian, “Armenian Pioneers and Statesmen of Egypt,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by the AEM and NAASR.

      March 14: Taner Akcam, “A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility.” Co-sponsored by NAASR, the Zoryan Institute, the Harvard Armenian Society, and the Mashtots Chair in Armenian Studies at Harvard, and the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard.

      March 17: Van Aroian, “A World in Transition: Armenians in the Ottoman Photographs Collection of the Getty Museum.” At St. George’s Armenian Church, Hartford, CT.

      April 25: Screening of “Voices,” a documentary by Apo Torosyan, in commemoration of the victims and in tribute to the survivors of the Armenian Genocide.

      May 3 through May 11: Lectures by David Gaunt in CA. The lectures will be co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) and the Assyrian American National Federation (AANF) in conjunction with a number of Armenian and Assyrian academic and community groups, including the Armenian Studies programs at Fresno, Berkeley, and both Armenian Studies chairs at UCLA.

      May 17: An Evening with Novelist Antonia Arslan, author of Skylark Farm. Co-sponsored by NAASR and Hamazkayin Armenian Cultural and Educational Society, Boston Chapter.

      May 23: Screening of documentary “Rouben Mamoulian: The Golden Age of Hollywood and Broadway,” by filmmaker Patrick Cazals. Co-sponsored by NAASR, ALMA, and the Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance.

      June 7: Christina Maranci, “Architectural Models in Medieval Armenia: The Church in Miniature.” First Arshag Merguerian Memorial Lecture.

      June 14: H. Martin Deranian, “Miracle Man of the Western Front; Dr. Varaztad H. Kazanjian, Pioneer Plastic Surgeon.”

      September 20: Dr. Seta Dadoyan: “Armenian Dissidence: Highlights of an Unwritten History.”

      September 27: “An Armenian Journey: 20 Years After,” with producer/director Ted Bogosian. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA), Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives, the Charles and Elisabeth Kenosian Chair in Armenian History and Literature at Boston University, and NAASR.

      October 6 & October 7: George Bournoutian, “Tigran the Great and Rome,” at Abril Books, Glendale, CA, and the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by the hosting organizations and NAASR.

      October 11: Bedross Der Matossian: “The Armenian Quarter in Jerusalem: Past, Present, and Future.”

      October 18: David Kherdian “Forgotten Bread: First-Generation Armenian American Writers.”

      October 26: George Bournoutian, “Tigran the Great and Rome,” at the Alex Manoogian Cultural Center, Scarborough, Ontario. Co-sponsored by the Armenian General Benevolent Union—Toronto and NAASR.

      November 1: “Monuments of the Nakhichevan Region,” illustrated lecture by Argam Ayvazian and Steven Sim, with translation and commentary by Anahit Ter Stepanian and James R. Russell.

      November 2: Margaret L. Anderson: “Down in Turkey, Far Away: Human Rights, the Armenian Massacres of 1895-96, and Orientalism in Imperial Germany,” at Bunche Hall (History Conference Room), UCLA Campus. Co-sponsored by NAASR, the UCLA Armenian Studies Program, and the UCLA Department of History.

      December 2: George Bournoutian, “The Academic War Over Nagorno-Karabagh,” at St. George Armenian Church, 22 White St., Hartford, CT. Co-sponsored by NAASR and St. George Church.

      + 2006

      February 23: Lecture by Dr. Henry Theriault: “From Dehumanization to Imperial Dominance: Rethinking Genocidal Violence.”

      March 9: Lecture by Dr. Simon Payaslian on “U.S. Foreign Policy and the Armenian Question: An Historiographical Analysis.”

      March 23: Lecture by Dr. Ina Baghdiantz McCabe: “Armenians As a Global Diaspora Entrepreneurial Network.”

      April 9: An Afternoon with Andrew Goldberg, Producer and Director of the PBS Documentary The Armenian Genocide. The event is co-sponsored by NAASR, The Armenian Library and Museum of America, and Facing History and Ourselves.

      May 4: Launch of new NAASR Armenian Heritage Press and Harvard University’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations publication Bosphorus Nights: The Complete Lyric Poetry of Bedros Tourian, lecture and readings by Prof. James R. Russell.

      May 25: Screening of Our Boys: Armenian World War II Veterans, by Roger Hagopian and Tom Spera. This event is co-sponsored by the Armenian Library and Museum of America. Held at the ALMA building at 65 Main Street, Watertown.

      October 10: Gregory Aftandilian, “The Armenian Lobby Then and Now: The 1918-27 Period and the Present Day.”

      October 22: Dr. Levon Chookaszian, “Armenian-Crusader Artistic Relations,” an illustrated lecture, at the Armenian Church of Our Saviour, Worcester, MA.

      October 26: Zeynep Turan, “Objects of Legacy: Material Culture and Post-1915 Armenian Cultural Identity in Diaspora.”

      November 9: Dr. Isabel Kaprielian-Churchill, “The Armenians in Canada and the U.S.: A Borderless Diaspora.”

      November 18: Dr. Razmik Panossian, “Armenian National Identity: A Historical Analysis for the 21st Century,” at the NAASR Center as part of NAASR’s 52nd Annual Assembly of Members.

      December 3: Van Aroian, “A World in Transition: Armenians in the Ottoman Photographs Collection of the Getty Museum,” at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum in Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Ararat-Eskijian Museum.

      December 6: Gregory Aftandilian, “The Armenian Lobby Then and Now: The 1918-27 Period and the Present Day,” at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Columbia Armenian Students Club.

      December 7: Dr. David Gaunt, “Massacres and Resistance: The Genocide of the Armenians and Assyrians Based on New Evidence from the Archives,” at the NAASR Center. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the United Assyrian Association of New England.

       

      + 2005

      February 22: Lecture by David L. Phillips on “Turkish Armenian Reconciliation: Lessons Learned from TARC.”

      March 17: Lecture by Dr. Levon Z. Boyajian: “The Land That Is No More: Extinction, Survival, and Armenian Identity.”

      April 7: Lecture by Nishan Parlakian: “Preserving Ancestral Voices: The Theatre and Armenian Identity.”

      May 14: Seminar by Dr. George Bournoutian: “The Academic War Over Nagorno-Karabagh.”

      May 19: Lecture by Dr. Pamela Steiner: “When a Traumatized People Try To Resolve Past Hurts.”

      May 22: Launch of NAASR’s Armenian Heritage Press publication The Armenians of New England, co-sponsored and hosted by the Armenian Cultural Foundation.

      June 16: Lecture by Robert Kalantari on “The Energy Crisis in Armenia Today.”

      September 8: Lecture by Dr. Moorad Mooradian: “A New Look at TARC (Turkish-Armenian Reconciliation Commission).”

      September 10: All-day seminar by Dr. Moorad Mooradian: “Hurting Stalemate or Mediation: The Conflict Over Nagorno-Karabakh.”

      September 22: Lecture by Dr. Carolann Najarian: “Healers, Holy Books, Mountains, and Gardens: Armenian Folk Medical Beliefs and Practices.” Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Armenian International Women's Association.

      September 30: Panel Discussion: “Armenian Genocide Education: Reaching Into the School Curriculum,” with Prof. Richard Hovannisian (UCLA), Adam Strom and Margot Stern Strom (Facing History and Ourselves), and Prof. Henry Theriault (Worcester State College). Co-sponsored by NAASR, The Armenian Assembly of America, and Facing History and Ourselves.

      October 13: Illustrated lecture by Van Aroian: “Armenian Photographs in the Getty Museum Collection: An Introduction.”

      October 26: Lecture by Marc A. Mamigonian: “All Abunk for Tarararat! The Use of Armenian in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake.”

      November 7: Lecture by George Bournoutian, “The Academic War Over Nagorno-Karabagh,” at Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection, New Britain, CT. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Church of the Holy Resurrection.

      November 10: Lecture by Steve Kurkjian: “Kiss My Children's Eyes: A Search for Answers to the Armenian Genocide Through One Remarkable Photograph.”

      November 19: 51st Annual NAASR Assembly of Members, luncheon lecture by William S. Parsons, Chief of Staff, U.S. Holocaust Museum, "Genocide: Remembering Is Not Enough."

      + 2004

      February 12: Illustrated lecture by Philip Ketchian: “Climbing Mt. Ararat: Then and Now.”

      February 26, March 4 & 11: Seminar by Dr. Barbara Merguerian and Dr. Suzanne Moranian, “American Power and Armenian Destiny: A Fateful Century, 1819-1927.”

      April 21: Illustrated lecture by Dr. Harutyun Marutyan: “The Genocide and Armenian National Identity During the Karabagh Movement.” Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Zoryan Institute.

      April 23: Film Screening: Germany and the Secret Genocide, directed by Dr. J. Michael Hagopian. At Belmont High School auditorium.

      May 20: Lecture by Dr. Taner Akçam: “From Empire to Republic: Turkish Nationalism and the Armenian Genocide.” At Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, Starr Auditorium. Co-sponsored by NAASR, the Zoryan Institute, and the Mashtots Chair of Armenian Studies, Harvard University.

      June 24: Lecture by Harry Parsekian, “Roots of an Armenian American.”

      September 9: Illustrated lecture by Philip Ketchian: “Climbing Mt. Ararat: Then and Now.” At Sts. Sahag and Mesrob Church, Providence, RI. Co-sponsored by the Armenian Historical Association of Rhode Island.

      September 30: Lecture by Dr. Ara Dostourian on “Armenian Christianity in the Context of World Christianity.”

      October 7: Lecture by Lina Yacubova on “Assyrians and Armenians: Insights from Armenian Sources.”

      October 9: Seminar by Dr. Gerard J. Libaridian on “Armenia Today: Problems and Prospects.”

      October 21: Lecture by Dr. Knarik Avakian on “Armenian Immigration to the U.S.: Evidence from the Constantinople Patriarchate.”

      November 4: An Evening with David Kherdian and Nonny Hogrogian

      November 13: 50th Annual NAASR Assembly of Members, luncheon lecture by Prof. Merrill Peterson, University of Virginia, on “Starving Armenians: America and the Armenian Genocide, 1915-1930 and After.”

      December 2: Illustrated lecture by Rouben Galichian on “Historic Maps of Armenia.”

      December 9: Illustrated lecture by Rouben Galichian on “Historic Maps of Armenia,” at the Armenian Euphrates Evangelical Church, Providence, RI. Co-sponsored by NAASR and the Armenian Historical Association of Rhode Island.

      + 2003

      February 13: Lecture and Readings by Dr. James R. Russell and Khachatur Haroutiunyan: “Old Love and New Art: Nahapet Kuchak in St. Petersburg.”

      February 27: Illustrated Lecture by Dr. Levon Chookaszian on “Armenian Artists of Constantinople: Late 19th to Early 20th Centuries.”

      March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3: Seminar by Dr. Simon Payaslian: “The Long Twentieth Century in Armenian History.”

      April 22: “Images of the Armenian Spirit”: An Evening with Filmmaker Andrew Goldberg

      May 8, 22, 29: Seminar by Dr. James R. Russell on “Philosophers, Mystics, and Poets: Ancient Armenian Intellectual Life.”

      June 3: Talk and readings by Nancy Kricorian: “Dreams of Bread and Fire.”

      June 12: Lecture by Dr. Bert Vaux on “Armenian Language and Studies: A Look to the Future.”

      October 18: All-day seminar by Dr. Gerard J. Libaridian on “Making Sense of the New Armenian Republic.”

      November 15: 49th Annual NAASR Assembly of Members, with luncheon talk by Dr. Paul Zimansky of Boston University on “Armenia’s First Cities: Urartu in the 7th-8th Centuries B.C.”

      December 4: Lecture by Asbed Kotchikian on “Armenian-Georgian Relations: Between Old and New.”

      + 2002

      January 17: Lecture by Vickie Smith Foston: “What's Armenian? Uncovering a Hidden Armenian Heritage.”

      February 7: Illustrated Lecture by Joe Dagdigian on “Armenia and Its Scientific Heritage.”

      February 21: Illustrated Lecture by Dr. Levon Chookaszian on “Armenian Art of the First Christian Centuries.”

      February 27: Lecture by Bat Ye’or on “Jihad, Politics, and Religious Minorities: The Armenian Experience.”

      March 28: Panel Discussion on “Current State of the Armenian Economy” with business leaders from Armenia, co-sponsored by NAASR and CYSCA.

      May 9, 16, 23, 30: Seminar by Prof. James R. Russell: “The Near East in the Mind of America: Cultural Connections Between American Literature and the Civilizations of Armenia and Her Neighbors.”

      June 13: Video Screening: Roger Hagopian: “Memories of Marash.”

      June 20: Lecture by Fr. Dajad Davidian, “The Reality of Today's Armenia: Confessions of an Unrepentant Optimist.”

      August 15: Panel Discussion: “Secondary School Partnerships Promoting Civil Society in Armenia,” co-sponsored by NAASR and CYSCA.

      September 12: Lecture by Dr. Moorad Mooradian on “The Armenian Genocide Conflict with Turkey: Perspectives and Possible Resolutions.”

      September 19: Lecture by Dr. Flora Keshgegian: “Redeeming Memories: A Theology of Healing and Transformation,” co-sponsored by NAASR and the Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA).

      October 4-6: NAASR Conference: “Rethinking Armenian Studies,” at Harvard Divinity School and NAASR Center.

      November 16: 48th Annual NAASR Assembly of Members with lecture by Dr. Simon Payaslian, “The Kaloosdian-Mugar Chair at Clark University: The Next Generation.”

      December 12: Panel Discussion on “Atom Egoyan's Ararat: The Film and Its Politics,” at First Armenian Church, Belmont, co-sponsored by NAASR and the Armenian Assembly of America’s New England Regional Council.