LOS ANGELES–Marking the 90th anniversary of the Armenian genocide–the Armenian Educational Foundation Chair in Modern Armenian history at the University of California in Los Angeles–UCLA will host its next International Conference Series on April 1-3–titled "After Nine Decades: The Enduring Legacy of the Armenian Genocide."
The conference–organized by the holder of the AEF Chair in Modern Armenian History at UCLA–will commence on Friday–April 1–with an evening session–7:30-9:30 p.m.–in Armenian–at the AGBU Manoogian Center–2495 E. Mountain Street–Pasadena. Speakers that night include Nora Assirian from Damascus University–Karen H. Khachatryan from the Institute of History in Yerevan–Marc Nichanian from Wesleyan University–and Raffi K. Hovannisian from the Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS) in Yerevan.
The conference will continue on Saturday–April 2–9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.–at UCLA 100 Moore Hall. The Saturday session will cover a range of topics including the enduring legacy of the Genocide–America’s Foreign Policy and the Armenian Genocide: A Legacy of Paradox–the Assyrian Genocide: Late-Nineteenth-Early-Twentieth Century–the Greek Calamity in Asia Minor and the Pontus–Comparative Media Coverage in English-Speaking Countries–From Charles Aznavour to System of a Down–and The Armenian Genocide and French Society. Speakers include Richard Hovannisian–Henry Theriault–Suzanne E. Moranian–Hrag Varjabedian–and Katia Peltekian–among others.
The last day of the conference–Sunday–April 3–1:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.–will take place at the Court of Sciences 50–UCLA. With a focus on history and memory–topics include Across the Chasm: From Catastrophe to Creativity–Historical Memory: Threading the Contemporary Literature of Armenia–Turkish Liberal Historiography and Genocide–and Constructing a New Historiography of the Armenia’s in the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic. Speakers include Barlow Der Mugrdechian–Rubina Peroomian–Fatma Muge Goek–and Bedross Der Matossian–among others.
For more information–visit www.uclaarmenian.org. For a UCLA campus map go to www.ucla.edu/map/ or contact Professor Hovannisian at Hovannis@history.ucla.edu. Admission is free and parking is available at parking structure no. 2–at the Hilgard and Westholme entrance to UCLA.