2009- 2010 ASP PUBLIC LECTURES
Professor Stephan Astourian Public Lecture
November 4, 2009
223 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
THE ARMENIAN-TURKISH PROTOCOLS - FROM THE DOCUMENTS TO THE CONTEXT
Stephan H. Astourian, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Armenian Studies Program
Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley
Sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program; the Institute for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, U.C. Berkeley.
Tom Mooradian Public Lecture
Monday, October 19, 2009 at 6:30 pm
223 Dwinelle, UC Berkeley Campus
THE REPATRIATES - PAWNS IN THE DEADLY COLD WAR
Author of "The Repatriate: Love, Basketball, and the KGB"
Sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program, UC Berkeley; and the Institute for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, UC Berkeley.
Michael Bobelian Public Lecture
Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 6:30 pm
223 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
"The Struggle for Armenian Genocide Recognition in the U.S" (followed by book reading)
Michael Bobelian, J.D. (Univ. of Michigan), Journalism M.S. (Columbia University), and Author of "Children of Armenia: A Forgotten Genocide and the Century-Long Struggle for Justice"
Sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program; U.C. Berkeley Armenian Alumni;
the Institute of International Studies; and the Institute for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.
“Three Voices from Armenia.”
Thursday, February 25, 2010 4 PM
270 Stephens Hall
Panel Discussion with three visiting scholars about the cultural, social, economic, and political situation in Armenia.
Speakers: Prof. Vahram Ter-Matevosyan (Fulbright Scholar); Prof. Gohar Shakhnazaryan (Faculty Development Fellow, Open Society Institute); Prof. Mikayel Zolyan (Faculty Development Fellow, Open Society Institute)
Moderator: Dr. Stephan H. Astourian (Executive Director, Armenian Studies Program, U.C. Berkeley)
Co-sponsored by the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.
“American Millennialism and the Middle East in the Era of the World Wars.”
Thursday, March 4, 2010 4 PM
3335 Dwinelle Hall
Speaker: Dr. Hans-Lukas Kieser (Kratter Visiting Professor, Stanford University; Privatdozent, University of Zürich)
Respondent: Prof. Daniel Sargent (Department of History, U.C. Berkeley)
Co-sponsored by the Department of History.
Public Session of the Seventh Workshop in Armenian-Turkish Scholarship.
Saturday, March 6, 4-6 PM
370/371 Dwinelle Hall
This is a two-day international conference on the Armenian Genocide in a comparative perspective focusing on the following theme:
“From Empire to Nation: The Ottoman Case in Comparative Perspective.”
Twenty scholars will be participating in this workshop. The public session will sum up the main issues and debates of the conference.
Speakers: Prof. Müge Göçek (University of Michigan); Prof. Jirair Libaridian (University of Michigan); and Prof. Ronald G. Suny (University of Michigan)
Chair: Prof. Stephan H. Astourian (Executive Director, Armenian Studies Program)
Co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program of the University of Michigan.
2008-09 ASP PUBLIC LECTURES:
Professor Azat Yeghiazaryan, Director, M. Abeghyan Literature Institute, Armenian National Academy of Sciences. Public Lecture: "Peculiarities of the Armenian Epic Daredevils of Sasun." November 6, 2008.
Dr. Bati Chetanian, CNRS, Aix-Marseilles. Public Lecture: "Ancient Greek in Armenian Manuscripts." November 14, 2008.
Dr. George Bournoutian, Professor of East European and Middle Eastern History, lona College. "The Academic War Over Karabagh”, Sponsors: Bay Area Armenian National Committee, ASP, ISEEES. February 25, 2009.
Dr. George Bournoutian, Professor of East European and Middle Eastern Studies, Department of History, lona College.: "Armenian Chroniclers as Primary Sources for the History of Persia in the 17-18th Centuries Sponsors: ISEEES, ASP, CMES. February 26, 2009.
Dr. George Bournoutian, Professor of East European and Middle Easter Studies, Department of History, lona College. Public Lecture: "Czarist Russia and the Armenian Church: A Historical Perspective." Sponsors: ISEEES, ASP. February 27, 2009.
Andrew H. Tarsy, J.D., Facing History and Ourselves. Public Lecture: "The Power of Words: Why the Term ‘Genocide’ Means So Much." Sponsors: ISEEES, ASP, US. March 9, 2009.
Dr. Joseph A. Kechichian, CEO of Kechichian & Associates, LLC, and Honorary Consul of the Sultanate of Oman. Public Lecture: "Armenia and the Gulf States: Foreign Policy Fundamentals and Choices." Sponsors: ISEEES, ASP. April 9, 2009.
Public Service Lectures by ASP Executive Director, Stephan Astourian
"Russia, the Transcaucasian States, and the South Ossetian Crisis," Teacher Outreach Conference on "Russia and Her Neighbors" (U.C. Berkeley, April 25, 2009).
"Armenia's Demographic Crisis" "Tebi Yergir [Towards the Homeland]: Repatriating to Armenia" educational seminar organized by the ARF Shant Student Association (Los Angeles, May 14, 2009).
"The Process of the Armenian Genocide and the Young Turks," "Armenian Genocide Memorial Lecture" at the Center for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide, Sonoma State University, March 17, 2009.
"The Young Turks' Revolution: A Hundred years Later," conference " Centenary of the Young Turks' Revolution, 1908- 2008" organized by Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki , Greece.
"The Origins, Development, and Downfall of the First Armenian Republic (1918-1920)," Five-Lecture Series organized by the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Association, Montreal, May 30, 2008