Virtual Salon: Armenian Communities in the Middle East Today - Salon 1: LEBANON

Department: Armenian Studies

Date and Time: November 7, 2020 | 12:00 PM-1:30 PM

Event Location: Zoom

Event Details

This is the first of a three-part series on the contemporary situation of Armenian communities in the Middle East. This series will be a very timely and thought-provoking intervention during a tense time in the homeland, region, and beyond. By focusing on the Armenian minorities, broader questions regarding diaspora, minority politics, migration, and more will be examined. The first session will focus on Lebanon. The second, in Winter, will focus on Syria and Iran; and the third, in Spring, on Turkey.

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Panelists joining us from across the US, Europe, Armenia, and Australia:

James Barry, Research Fellow at the Alfred Deakin Institute, Deakin University

Marisa Della Gatta, Adjunct Professor of Political Science, University of Bari

Harout Ekmanian, International lawyer and attorney in New York

Tsolin Nalbantian, Assistant Professor of Modern Middle East History, Leiden University

Joanne Randa Nucho, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Pomona College

Hrag Papazian, Lecturer, American University of Armenia

Christopher Sheklian, Director of the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center & adjunct professor, St. Nersess Armenian Seminary

This virtual event is part of The Vahe and Armine Meghrouni Lecture Series.

This event is presented by UCI Center for Armenian Studies and is co-sponsored by UCI Department of History, and UCI Global Middle East Studies.