NORTHRIDGE, CA — The Armenian Studies Program (ASP) at the California State University, Northridge (CSUN) has organized a conference on the theme of “Resistances to the Armenian Genocide” that will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the University’s Grand Salon, from 9:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, the Alumni and Friends of the ASP, and the United Armenian Council for the Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, Los Angeles.

During the Armenian Genocide, several types of resistance existed. Where did defiance emanate from? What were the motives? Was any success achieved? How such acts have been perceived or treated? These are some of the questions that the following five experts will address:

Dr. Rubina Peroomian: “Armenian Resistance to the Genocide: An Assessment of Circumstances and Outcomes”

Dr. Barbara J. Merguerian: “Peaceful Resistance: American Missionaries in Wartime Turkey, 1914-1917”

Dr. Garabet K. Moumdjian: “Muslim Resistance to the Armenian Genocide in the Southern Theater of War: Jemal Pasha and the 4th Army Corps”

Mr. Aram Arkun: “Post-World War I Violence and Resistance in Cilicia”

Dr. Vahram Shemmassian: “The Musa Dagh Resistance in the Armenian Genocide Denial Campaign.”

To get to the Grand Salon at CSUN, conference attendees may park in Parking Structure #3 on Prairie St., off of Zelzah Ave. The parking permit is $6.00, and can be purchased at info Booth 3 or dispensers by elevators in the parking structure. The link to the campus map is: http://www.csun.edu/maps/.

For further inquiries, contact Prof. Shemmassian at (818) 677-3456 or [email protected]

 

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