Must We Still Remember? The Armenian Genocide as Prototype

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Clark University’s Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies will present "Must We Still Remember? The Armenian Genocide as Prototype," a lecture by Richard Hovannisian, Professor Emeritus of Armenian and Near Eastern History, University of California, Los Angeles.

The Armenian Genocide of 1915 was the most calamitous event in the long and turbulent history of the Armenian people. In many ways it also became the prototype of modern cases of forced population transfer and mass murder. Professor Hovannisian will analyze the murderous violence against the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in relation to subsequent genocides in the 20th and now in the 21st centuries.

A member of the UCLA faculty since 1962, Professor Hovannisian has organized the undergraduate and graduate programs in Armenian and Caucasian history and served as the associate director of the G.E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies from 1978 to 1995. He was the first to hold the post of Armenian Education Foundation Endowed Chair in Armenian History at UCLA.

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