March 6-7, 2015, The Hague, The Netherlands

The University of Southern California Institute of Armenian Studies has joined with the Centennial Project Foundation and the Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies to convene a two-day conference at The Hague Institute for Global Justice, in the Netherlands, on March 6-7, 2015.

This major interdisciplinary gathering will bring together academics and professionals from various fields to discuss the impact of the Genocide. Experts will examine such issues as impunity, sexual violence, demographics, compensation, memorializing, political discourse and media approaches.

Keynote speaker, Ronald Suny, Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago and University of Michigan, will open the conference. He will be followed by experts in the field of Law (Geoffrey Robertson – QC, Susan L. Karamanian, Nolwenn Guibert, Sun Kim, Najwa Nabti, Alexis Demirdjian, Hannibal Travis), historians Ugur Umit Ungor, Jakub Bijak, Lorne Shirinian, experts in social sciences and humanities (Levon Chorbajian, Seyhan Bayraktar, Nanor Kebranian, Ayda Erbal, Eugene Sensenig-Dabbous, Anthonie Holslag), literature, media, education and journalism scholars Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Lisa Siraganian, Esra Elmas, Marie-Aude Baronian, Joyce Sahyouni.

Alexis Demirdjian, Director of the Centennial Project Foundation and a trial attorney in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, said, “We are pleased to partner with the University of Southern California Dornsife Institute of Armenian Studies. We look forward to a conference that is significant going forward beyond the centennial.”

Additional information and participants’ bios are available at http://www.centennialprojectfoundation.org/ . Contact details may be found on the website. The conference is open to the public, free of charge. Advance registration will open on February 6, 2015.

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