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Armenian Studies Program

News and Events 2019-2020

VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE (Link will be Provided)-
Thursday, April 30, 2020 • 5:00PM
"Armenian Song Repertoire of the Middle East: Part III
with oud master Richard Hagopian
Co-sponsored with the Middle East Lecture, Performance and Films Series, and Global Music Lecture Series.

POSTPONED-Thursday, April 23, 2020 • 7:00PM
"The Shadows of 1915"
with author Dr. Jerry Burger
Co-sponsored by the Department of Psychology, the Center for Creativity and the Arts, the Center for Ethics, Character, and Education, and the College of Arts & Humanities

POSTPONED-Friday, April 17, 2020 • 5:30PM
The Fresno Film Premiere of "What Will Become of Us?"
with director Stephanie Ayanian
In conjunction with CineCulture

POSTPONED-Thursday, April 2, 2020 • 7:30PM
Lecture III-"The Armenian Patriarchate, Politics and the Postwar Settlement in Istanbul: the Story of Patriarch Zaven"
by Dr. Ari Şekeryan, Kazan Visiting Professor in Armenian Studies

CANCELED-Sunday, March 29, 2020 • 2:00PM
"The Transformational Power of National Identity
in International Politics: The Case of Armenia"

by Ambassador Dr. Armen Baibourtian, Consul General of the Republic of Armenia in Los Angeles

POSTPONED-Sunday, March 22, 2020
Armenian Studies Program 32nd Annual Banquet

CANCELED-Wednesday, March 18, 2020 • 7:30PM
"Roving Revolutionaries: Armenians and the Connected Revolutions in the Russian, Iranian, and Ottoman Worlds"
by Dr. Houri Berberian, Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies, University of California, Irvine

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 • 7:30PM
"Sojourners, Smugglers, and Dubious Citizens: The Politics of Armenian Migration to North America, 1885-1915"
Dr. David Gutman, Manhattanville College, New York

Thursday, March 5, 2020 • 7:30PM
Lecture II-"The Survivors: Armenian Orphans and Refugees After the First World War (1918-1923)"
by Dr. Ari Şekeryan, Kazan Visiting Professor in Armenian Studies

Saturday, February 29, 2020
"Armenian-American Musical Heritage Day"
1:00-3:00PM-Public Scanning Event
3:30-5:00PM-Discussion and Performance with Richard Hagopian and Dr. Yektan

Friday, February 28, 2020 • 7:30PM
"Young Armenian Talent Series"
Pianist Nara Avetisyan in Concert

Saturday, February 22, 2020 • 7:00PM
"Benefit Concert for House of Hope-Mer Hooys"

Friday, February 7, 2020 • 7:30PM
Reception in the UBC Gallery at 6:30PM
"An Untold Story of Survival: the Armenian Community in Istanbul during the Armistice Years (1918-1923)"
Dr. Ari Şekeryan, Kazan Visiting Professor in Armenian Studies

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 • 7:30PM
"David Ohannessian and the Armenian Ceramics of Jerusalem"
By Sato Moughalian

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 • 7:30PM
"Armenia Summer Study Trip 2019 Presentation"
with Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Dr. Sergio La Porta, and student participants

Friday, November 8, 2019 • 7:30PM
"The Young Turks: Racism and the Construction of National Identity"
by Dr. Ümit Kurt, Van Leer Institute,

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 • 7:30PM
"'No Place Like Home': Ergir and the Ex-Ottomans in Soviet Armenia"
Ayşenur Korkmaz (University of Amsterdam)

Sunday, October 20, 2019 • 3:00PM
"Young Armenian Talent Series"
Pianist Michael Krikorian in Concert

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 • 7:30PM
"The Stateless Diplomat: Diana Apcar's Heroic Life"-A Fresno movie premiere
with Director Mimi Malayan (Apcar's great-granddaughter)

Friday, September 27, 2019 • 7:30PM
"Young Armenian Talent Series"
Pianist Sofya Melikyan in Concert

Friday, September 6, 2019 • 7:30PM
"Western Armenian in the 21st Century: Challenges and New Approaches"-book launch
with Shushan Karapetian (USC), Jesse Arlen (UCLA), Elizabeth Mkhitarian (UCLA), and Hagop Gulludjian (UCLA)