MISSION HILLS — Ararat-Eskijian Museum, and National Association for Armenian Studies and Research Present an Illustrated Lecture “Armenia, Australia & the Great War” by Vicken Babkenian Independent Researcher, Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Sydney on Saturday, September 24, 2016, 4:00 p.m. Ararat-Eskijian Museum—Sheen Chapel 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA 91345

The persecution of the Ottoman Empire’s Christian Armenian population in the late 19th and early 20th centuries sparked a global relief movement which attracted the interest of various humanitarian organizations. The American people were at the forefront of this movement. Through their international networks, they prompted the emergence of humanitarian movements in distant countries such as Australia.

Vicken Babkenian is an independent researcher for the Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Sydney. He is the author of several articles on Australian and American international humanitarianism for peer-reviewed history journals. Babkenian’s research has been cited in radio and television documentaries on the First World War and its aftermath. He is the co-author (with Prof. Peter Stanley) of Armenia, Australia and the Great War (NewSouth Publishing, 2016).

“It tells an unknown and powerful story with flair, clarity, and engagement, and introduces a fascinating new narrative in Australia’s involvement in World War 1” – Prof. Joy Damousi, Australian Review of Books.

Armenia, Australia & the Great War will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

For more information about this program, contact Ararat-Eskijian Museum at (747) 500-7585, ararat-eskijian-museum@netzero.net, or NAASR at (617) 489-1610 or q@naasr.org. Admission is free.

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