A new course taught by Professor Peter Balakian will be offered in Fall 2013.
“THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE AND HOLOCAUST: MEMORY AND REPRESENTATION”
This course is an investigation of the impact of genocide on the self and the imagination’s representations in literature, film, and video testimony; primary texts will include poetry, memoir, video testimony, film, and visual art. Methodology will involve literary criticism and theoretical works in the study of trauma, literary theory, and testimony. The course will concern itself with the aftermath of two twentieth century genocides—that of the Armenians in Turkey during World War I and of the Jews in Europe during World War II—both seminal events of the twentieth century that, in various ways, became models for ensuing genocides. Students will be permitted to write about other post-genocidal texts with the instructor’s permission.
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AGBU Performing Arts Department in collaboration with Armenian Society of Columbia University, The Armenian Center at Columbia University, and AGBU University Outreach present a musical tribute in commemoration of the Armenian Genocide featuring works of:
Komitas, Tchuhadjian, Manas, Alemshah, Sinanian, and Kanachian.
The concert will take place on Thursday, April 25th at 7:00pm in Italian Academy Teatro.
The address is: 1161 Amsterdam Ave. (south of 118th st.) New York, NY 10027
For tickets click here. CUID call 212-319-6383 for special admission.
For more details please see the attached flyer.
In response to the plight and suffering of our compatriots in Syria, the Armenian youth in the tri-state area has organized a fundraising concert to take place at Felician College in Lodi, NJ on April 6th at 7:00pm.
A varied but united collection of performers and artists, some of whom you may personally know, have volunteered to take part in the concert to help benefit the Syrian-Armenian community.
Please see the concert flyer and application for advertising in the program booklet for further details and contact information. In case you, or someone you know, wants to advertise in front 1400 people, it’s an excellent way for a business to gain exposure and make a tax-deductible donation.
For tickets and more details, feel free to contact through email or call one of the following numbers indicated on the flyer. You can also RSVP through facebook.
The Armenian Society Columbia University, the Armenian Center at Columbia University, and AGBU University Outreach invite you to a book reading and discussion, featuring author Aris Janigian and his new novel, “This Angelic Land.”
The story of Adam Derderian, a hip, 27-year old bar owner, during his six-day journey through the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
The event will take place at Hamilton Hall 602; Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30pm.
Please RSVP by email or through Facebook.
Aris Janigian: Considered one of the most important Armenian-American novelists working today, Janigian is the author of three critically acclaimed novels – Bloodvine, Riverbig, and his latest, This Angelic Land. All three stories place ethnic Armenian characters against the backdrop of the American cultural landscape. This Angelic Land is set during the 1992 Los Angeles riots. In tapping themes of exile, memory, and assimilation, Janigian uses the Armenian experience as a lens through which to explore the central American experience. Holding a Ph.D. in psychology, from 1993 to 2005, Janigian was senior professor of Humanities at Southern California Institute of Architecture. Aside from his novels, he is co-author, along with April Greiman, of Something for Nothing, a book on the philosophy of graphic design. He was a contributing writer to West, the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, a finalist for the William Saroyan Fiction Prize, and the recipient of the Anahid Literary Award from Columbia University. He is a contributing writer to thenervousbreakdown.com.
You are kindly invited to attend the upcoming event commemorating 25th anniversary of Sumgait Massacres of 1988. A short film will be screaned together with an exhibition of unique photos from Artsakh.
The speakers for the evening are:
Ambassador Garen Nazarian, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Armenia to the United Nations
Robert Avetisyan, Permanent Representative of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic – Artsakh to the United States.
When: Wednesday, February 27th; 7:00pm
Where: AGBU, 55 East 95th St. 7th floor
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212)319-6383 or through facebook
Connecting worlds and circulating knowledge with CU Armenian students and Luys Foundation. During the event Luys Scholars will present their works at Columbia University. Jacqueline Karaaslanian – the Executive Director of Luys Foundation – will talk about the foundation and its current activities and future plans.
The event will take place at Columbia University Ware Lounge 6th floor of Avery Hall on December 15, 2012 from 3:00 to 5:30pm.
3:00 – Welcome by Jacqueline Karaaslanian: Executive Director of Luys Foundation – Armenia
3:10 – Armenia Architectural studio brief introduction by Vahan Misakyan presenting selected works from graduate architecture students on their studio work for Dilijan
3:40 – Q and A discussion
3:50 – Coffee break
4:00 - Columbia students on studies in progress and experience of running projects in Armenia
4:30 – Discussion
5:10 – Social
For more information about the Luys Foundation please visit www.luys.am.
You can download the pdf flier of the event here.
What is emerging in the emerging post-Soviet economies?
Are these economies “emerging” in the institutional and macroeconomic context? What were the main causes, major propagation channels of and to what extent did the financial crisis happen in these economies? What are the key risks to sustainable development in the net exporter and net importer markets? How to evaluate a potential for proactive economic diversification reforms?
Monday, November 26, 2012 at 7:00PM, discussion to be followed by light reception Location: Mudd 303, Columbia University
Panelists: Dr. Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan is a Senior Economist at The New York City Council, with extensive prior private sector experience in financial consulting, Dr. Vladimir Popov is an Interregional Adviser in DESA, UN and Professor Emeritus at the New Economic School in Moscow.
Moderator: Arpine Korekyan is a Governance and Public Administration Officer at the Division for Public Administration and Development Management, DESA, UN. She holds MSc in Development Management from London School of Economics Political Science and MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
The panel discussion is co-sponsored by the Armenian Society of Columbia University, Columbia University Economics Society, Columbia University Financial Investment Group, Columbia University Investment Banking Division, Columbia University Financial Engineers.
The speaker is a member of the renown Sarkis Acopian Foundation, professor of Or- nithology and Conservation Biology at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsyl- vania, and is the co-author with Dr. Martin S. Adamian of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences of two principal publications by the American University of Ar- menia on Armenian birds: A Field Guide to Birds of Armenia (1997 English Edition, 2000 Armenian Edition) and Handbook of the Birds of Armenia (1999). He con- tributed a chapter to the travel guide Armenia and Karabagh by M. Karanian and R. Kurkjian(2004).
The lecture is organized by the Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America; co-sponsored and hosted by the Armenian Society of Columbia University.