Since 2010, Khatchig Mouradian has crisscrossed Turkey more than a dozen times. From Istanbul to Ankara to Diyarbakir, he has participated in genocide commemoration events, delivered lectures on the Armenian genocide, and visited historic Armenian cities and villages to conduct research and interviews with children and grandchildren of witnesses and victims of the Armenian genocide. In this illustrated lecture, he will talk about attempts by "hidden Armenians" to rediscover their heritage, and the struggles of a handful of Armenian, Kurdish, and Turkish activists against denial and destruction. Combining images of ongoing vandalism of Armenian churches and monasteries with footage of interviews with Islamized Armenians and locals who narrate the horrors of the Armenian Genocide, Mouradian will paint a picture of relentless struggle against destruction, and hope for truth and justice, as the centennial of the Armenian Genocide approaches.
Khatchig Mouradian, Editor of The Armenian Weekly, and the Coordinator of the Armenian Genocide Program at the Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights at Rutgers University. He teaches history and political science at Rutgers University and Worcester State University as adjunct professor. Mouradian is a Ph.D. Candidate in Genocide Studies at Clark University, where he is currently writing his dissertation on the second phase of the Armenian Genocide. He has lectured extensively and presented papers at academic conferences in Armenia, Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, UAE, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Canada, and the U.S.
April 22, 2014
Brookdale Community College
Warner Student Life Center, Navesink Rooms
Lincroft Campus, Parking lot 7
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