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Armenian Studies Program

Welcome to The Armenian Studies Program

The Armenian Studies Program was established in 1977 and the Center for Armenian Studies was founded in 1988. The Center provides an opportunity for students and faculty to interact and currently houses the Armenian Studies Program, the Sahatdjian Armenian Studies Library, the Avedian Armenian Studies Archives, the newspaper Hye Sharzhoom/Armenian Action, the Armenian Students Organization, and the Index of Armenian Art.

The Haig and Isabel Berberian Endowed Chair in Armenian Studies, established in the fall of 1988, is one of several Armenian Chairs in the United States and provides financial support for a distinguished Armenologist. The endowment honors Haig and Isabel Berberian and was established by their son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. Arnold H. and Dianne Gazarian. Other friends of the Armenian Studies Program have made significant contributions to the endowment.

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106th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

President Joseph Biden's Statement on the 106th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

President Biden's Statement

Fresno State Interim President Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval's Statement on the 106th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval's statement

The Latest

Dr. Vartan Matiossian headshot photo

What's in a Name? Language, the Politics of the Armenian Genocide, and Medz Yeghern

7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28. Register now on Zoom.

Dr. Vartan Matiossian, Executive Director of the Eastern Prelacy

More information

Black and white composite image of Kef Time Fresno band memebers and instruments

Kef Time Fresno

6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26

Tickets and information at

Proceeds benefit the Armenian Studies Program

Michael Krikorian-Piano; Aroussiak Baltaian-Violin; Garik Terzian-Cello

The Komitas Trio

7:30 p.m. Friday, March 4

Michael Krikorian, Piano; Aroussiak Baltaian, Violin; and Garik Terzian, Cello.

Co-sponsored with the Philip Lorenz Keyboard Concert Series

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Armenian Studies Program 34th Annual Banquet

5 p.m. Reception, 6 p.m. Dinner 

Sunday, March 20 at the Fort Washington Country Club, Fresno

Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Program. 

Details TBA

Barlow Radio

"All Things Armenian" Radio Hour

Every Sunday afternoon from 2:00-3:00 p.m. on Multicultural1600 AM Radio
Listen Live | Archive Editions (on SoundCloud)

Armenian Genocide Monument

Armenian Genocide Monument Unveiled at Historic Ceremony

4,000 plus attended on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Fresno State's Maple Mall

Photo by Paul Schlesinger, The Collegian

On Sunday, November 2, 2014 the Armenian Community of the San Joaquin Valley broke ground on a Monument dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The event began at 2:30 p.m. and took place at the Fresno State Maple Mall, located south of the Satellite Student Union. 
For more information, go to Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee-Fresno.