Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 2:00PM
“Re-population Efforts in Nagorno-Karabakh”
Lecture by Dr. Arskak Balayan
ALMA's 3rd Floor Gallery - Free and open to the public
Dr. Arshak Balayan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Yerevan State University, will be speaking about his research into the re-population of New Shahumyan (better known as Karvachar) and Kashatagh Regions of Nagorno-Karabakh. These areas were outside the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast of the former Soviet Union and thus many people believe that these areas are under greater threat of being re-annexed to the Republic of Azerbaijan. In spite of its uncertain political status, around twelve or thirteen thousand people have already moved to these areas, both under-populated with poorly developed infrastructure. With two colleagues, Dr. Balayan has conducted in-depth interviews with many families from over ten villages and towns to determine their motivations for moving to these areas, what problems they face and the potential for developing these areas.
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 7:00PM
Young Professionals/College Age: Panel Discussion and Mixer
Panel Discussion on "Dialogue on Difference: Diapora Armenian Relations" featuring former Armenian Ambassador to the U.S. Rouben Shougarian (Fletcher School of Law Diplomacy) and editor of Diaspora Journal, Professor Khachig Tölölyan (Wesleyan University).
To be followed by refreshments, Armenian dancing class, art programming and other projects sign ups!
Please RSVP to Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617 926 2562 ext. 4