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Monday, September 18, 2017

Armenian and Turkish Lobbies and U.S. (Non-)Recognition of the Armenian Genocide

Lecture | September 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Julien Zarifian, Associate Professor of American History, University of Cergy-Pontoise, France

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


The goal of this talk is to present and analyze the political opposition between the Armenian and Turkish lobbies in favor or against the official recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the United States. We will discuss why, despite decades of efforts and some positive results, the Armenian-American advocacy groups have not yet obtained the full recognition of the Genocide by the U.S. federal...   More >



Friday, September 22, 2017

Stalker

Film - Feature | September 22 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Back by popular demand! A sci-fi tale that unwinds in the environs of the soul takes the form of a nightmarish quest for nothing less than truth itself. In a plot employing the outlines of a novel by Soviet authors Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, who also wrote the screenplay, a writer and a scientist follow a shaven-headed “stalker” into forbidden territory, a dangerous wilderness known as the...   More >