Lecture: Middle East Christianity


Lecture, “Challenges facing Christian communities caught in extremism and destruction in the Middle East,” organised by the Newman Society and Aid to the Church in Need. 

9 June 2015, Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy.


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Discussant: Apologies & Justice

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Invited discussant/participant, “Apologies for Historical Wrongs: When, How, Why”, a workshop on comparative study of Caribbean slavery, ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Northern Ireland, and Ottoman pogroms; the gathering was part of a larger research project led by A. Anim-Addo, University of Leeds; M. Braniff, Ulster University; A. Sarvarian, University of Surrey.

15 May 2015, Derry City, Norther Ireland.


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Lecture: 19th to the 21st c. history

Lecture, "Armenia from the Russian expansion in the Caucasus to the 21st century". This was part of a four-lecture Armenian History Course offered by the Armenian Institute in collaboration with Oxford Armenian Studies.

26 March 2015, Armenian Institute, London



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Panelist: Frozen Conflict

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Panel Discussio with Andrew Jack (Financial Times), Hratch Tchilingirian (Oriental Institute, Oxford), Marina Nagai (International Alert) and Dennis Sammut (Links).

This talk on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict accompanies Imagined Futures, the first UK solo show by internationally exhibited artist Hrair Sarkissian, and aims to shed further light on issues raised by the works in the show.

19 March 2015, The Mosaic Rooms, London

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Participant: OSCE and the Karabakh Conflict


Chatham House, Russia and Eurasia Programme 

Invited participant: "The Role of the OSCE Minsk Group in the Nagorny Karabakh Conflict" with Jacques Faure, Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group (2012-2014); the Royal Institute of International Affairs, London, 13 January 2015.


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Lecture: Religion and Politics

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University of Fribourg

Invited speaker: "Religion, Nation and Democracy in the South Caucasus", organised by Academic Swiss Caucasus Net (ASCN)

14 November 2014

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Lecture Series: The Armenian Church, Society and Politics


Heythrop College, University of LondonCentre for Eastern Christianity

Michaelmas Term Lecture Series

The Armenian Church, Society and Politics. The costs and challenges of the Soviet legacy in Armenia and the Diaspora

Dr Hratch Tchilingirian, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford

Dates and Topics

04 November: Introduction to the Armenian Church: Past and Present

11 November: The Soviet Regime and the Decline of the Church and Religion

18 November: The Soviet Regime and the 'Secularisation' of the Church

25 November: Post-Soviet Social and Political Dislocation and the 'Return' of Religion


The Bellarmine Room, Heythrop College, Kensington Square, London W8 5HN

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Paper: Armenian Christianity in the Middle East


Christianity in the Contemporary Middle East - The Life and Death of a Tradition? Conference hosted by the Las Casas Institute, Blackfriars Hall, Oxford, in association with the Centre for Eastern Christianity, Heythrop College, University of London

Invited Speaker:  "Armenian Christianity in the Middle East: modern history and contemporary challenges" 

1 November 2014, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford

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Speaker: “Armenians in 2115” Strategy Seminar

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Invited Speaker: "To Stay or Not to Stay? The Question of the Century for Armenian communities in the Middle East"

Part of “Armenians in 2115” Strategy Seminar organised by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation's Armenian Communities Department in Lisbon, 13 October 2014.


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