Virtual Salon: Armenian Communities in the Middle East Today - Salon 2: SYRIA & IRAN

Department: Armenian Studies

Date and Time: February 12, 2021 | 12:00 PM-1:30 PM

Event Location: Zoom

Event Details

This is the second of a three-part series on the contemporary situation of Armenian communities in the Middle East. The 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 second session will focus on Syria and Iran. The first, in Fall, focused on Lebanon; the third, in Spring, will focus on Turkey.

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

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 event is part of The Vahe and Armine Meghrouni Lecture Series. It is presented by UCI Center for Armenian Studies and co-sponsored by UCI Department of History, UCI Global Middle East Studies and UCI Jordan Center for Persian Studies & Culture.