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Armen T. Mamobian is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Southern Connecticut State University and is editor of the journal Metaphilosophy. He received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has twice served as the Nikit and Eleanora Ordjanian Visiting Professor in the Department of Middle East, South Asian, and African Studies, at Columbia University.
He has lectured and published extensively on topics in American Philosophy, aesthetics, moral philosophy and genocide studies. He has edited five books, including The Blackwell Guide to American Philosophy and Genocide's Aftermath: Responsibility and Repair. His most recent book, Fragments of a Lost Homeland: Remembering Armenia, is based upon extensive research about his family, the Dildilians, who were accomplished photographers in the late Ottoman period. He has organized exhibitions based upon his family's Ottoman era photography collection in Istanbul, Merzifon, and Diyarbakir.
Further exhibitions are planned for Yerevan, London, Ankara, Thessaloniki and cities in the United States. He has received the Hrant Dink Foundation Prize for Historical Research for his work on his family's activities during the Armenian Genocide.
This lecture is part of the 1915 Centennial series at AUA.