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Monday, May 1, 2017

Armenian in New York City: A Fascinating History

Lecture | May 1 | 12-2 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Harold Takooshian, Professor of Psychology & Urban Studies; Director of the Organizational Leadership Program, Fordham University

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program


The Armenian diaspora has a fascinating history in the USA. In New York City, this includes some notable facts across the past two centuries--a rich history of triumph, scandal, tragedy, achievement despite adversity, with such colorful notables as Kristapor der Seropian, M. Vartan Malcom, Raymond Damadian, Nicholas Kristoff, Haik Kavookjian.

Harold Takooshian, PhD, is on the faculty of...   More >

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Violence as a Generative Force: Identity, Nationalism, and Memory in a Balkan Community

Lecture | May 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Max Bergholz, James M. Stanford Professorship in Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Associate Professor of History, Concordia University

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)


During two terrifying days and nights in early September 1941, the lives of nearly two thousand men, women, and children were taken savagely by their neighbors in Kulen Vakuf, a small rural community straddling today’s border between northwest Bosnia and Croatia. This frenzy—in which victims were butchered with farm tools, drowned in rivers, and thrown into deep vertical caves—was the culmination...   More >