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Raymond Kévorkian and Stephan Astourian: Centennial Еvents around the World, AUA

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April 01, 2015, 18:00 - April 01, 2015, 20:00

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The language of the event is Armenian. The translation is provided. 

Raymond Haroutioun Kevorkian (born February 22, 1953) is a French Armenian historian. He is a Foreign Member of Armenian National Academy of Sciences. Kevorkian has a PhD in history (1980), and A a professor. Kevorkian finished the University of Paris VIII: Vincennes - Saint-Denis, where he teaches and serves as Research director at the French Institute of Geopolitics (Institut Francais de Geopolitique). Kevorkian is the director of Nubarian library, Paris. He is the editor ofdlHistoire armenienne contemporaine journal. Kevorkian is the author of The Armenian Genocide: A Complete History, "an exhaustive and authoritative account of the origins, events, and consequences of the Armenian Genocide". It was originally published in French in 2006. The book is the first to make extensive use of the archives of the Nubarian Library. In 2010, Kevorkian received the Presidential Award from Armenian President Serge Sarkisian in recognition of his enormous contributions as a scholar. He is a member of Societe de Geographic and a board member of International Association for Armenian Studies.
Stephan Astourian is Executive Director of the Armenian Studies Program and Adjunct Assistant Professor of History at the University of California-Berkeley. Prior to and after earning his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Astourian has taught at California State University, Long Beach, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and UCLA. He has been at UC Berkeley since the fall of 1998. Dr. Astourian has published a number of articles about the Armenian Genocide, Armenian Ottoman and Azerbaijani history and politics, and current issues relating to Armenians in the homeland and the Diaspora. He was the past editor of "JUSUR: The UCLA Journal of Middle Eastern Studies". He is a member of the Academic Board of the Zoryan Institute, of the Advisory Committee of the Caucasus and Central Asia Program (Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, U.C. Berkeley), and of the Center for Contemporary Armenian Studies (Paris, France).

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