The Foundations Sequence and the Reinhold Niebuhr Institute of Religion and Culture
A lecture by Aram Arkun
The Armenian Genocide and the Modern State of Armenia
April 24, 2006
Aram Arkun, Coordinator of the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, is a specialist in modern Armenian history. He has published articles in a number of scholarly journals, encyclopedias, and books on this field, and edited a weekly Armenian news digest from 1991-1993. His interests include Ottoman Armenia, Iranian Armenians, and the Caucasus in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He has given numerous lectures on the Armenian Genocide, and the massacres of 1894-6 and 1909 of Ottoman Armenians at international scholarly conferences, universities, community groups, and special high school classes, both in the United States and abroad. He has done research in state and private archives on these topics in many countries, including Turkey, France, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Belgium, and the United States. He has organized many events and exhibitions for the public on the Genocide and other episodes of Armenian history, and served as a historical consultant for documentary films, books, and articles.
Mr. Arkun is a Princeton University graduate (B.A.), with a master's degree in international relations (University of Pennsylvania), and a doctoral candidate in Armenian history (C.Phil.) at UCLA, for which he is completing his dissertation on the Armenians of northern Cilicia after World War I. He has taught at New York University, UCLA and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He is editor of the literary and cultural quarterly Ararat, chairman of the Armenian Students Association Arthur H. Dadian Armenian Heritage Award committee, and secretary of the board of directors of the Armenian Center at Columbia University.
Sponsored by the Foundations Sequence and the Reinhold Niebuhr Institute of Religion and Culture