Lecture: From Komitas to Rabiz

Oriental Institute, University of Oxford - 5 February 2013

Lecture: Cultural Production and Preservation in Diaspora: Music: from Komitas to rabiz

As part of a series of 8 lectures, the onewill present the writings of Komitas about Armenian ethnographic music and discuss the sociological dimensions of the genres of Armenian music  ‐‐ e.g. ethnographic, liturgical, classical, popand rabiz ("tavern music") ‐‐ in both Armenia and the Diaspora

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2013-02-05

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Lecture: Cultural Preservaion in Diaspora

Oriental Institute, University of Oxford - 22 January 2013

Lecture: Cultural Production and Preservation in Diaspora: Visual and Performing Arts

As part of a series of 8 lectures, this session will explore the works of a number of diaspora artists with roots in the Middle East, such as painters Paul Guiragossian, Krikor Norikian and Shant Avedissian and performing artists like Gerarld Avedissian, Krikor Satamian, and others. What is universal in their artistic creation and what is particularly Armenian?

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2013-01-22

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Participant - Azerbaijan: External Relations, Internal Realities

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Chatham House, Royal Institute of International Affairs, Russia and Eurasia Programme 

Invited Participant:  "Azerbaijan: External Relations, Internal Realities" - expert roundtable 

11 January 2013

Chatham House, London

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2013-01-11

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Lecture - The Syrian Crisis: the Armenian Community in Syria Today

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Lecture:  The Syrian Crisis: the Armenian Community

An assessment of the current situation, the security and institutional challenges facing the Armenians in particular and Christian communities in general, assistance and humanitarian efforts and future prospects

5 December 2012

Friends of Armenia Society at SOAS

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2012-12-06

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Lecture: "Cultural Production and Preservation in the Diaspora"

Oxford Armenian Studies, University of Oxford

Lecture seminar: "Cultural Production and Preservation in the Diaspora: Methodological Problems and Conceptual Issues"

In addition to language, preservation of culture is a significant component in the discourse of hayapahpanum [‘preservation of Armenianness’ ] in the Diaspora. The seminar will raise some methodological and conceptual questions for further exploration and discussion. 

30 November 2012 

Oriental Institute, Lecture Room 1

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2012-11-30

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Paper: "The Parish as Agency of Diakonia: Faith and Service in Praxis"

World Council of Churches Armenia Round Table Foundation & United Nations Population Fund Armenia

International Conference on Diakonia Education

Paper:  "The Parish as Agency of Diakonia: Faith and Service in Praxis"

The main question that this paper dealt with is the following:  How could the church make the concept and practice of diakonia that comes from apostolic times relevant to faith communities living in the 21st century?  The example of an Armenian parish in the Diaspora was presented as a case study to illustrate the building blocks of diaskonia in the formation of church communities.

27-28 November 2012

Etchmiadzin, Armenia

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2012-11-28

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Lecture: "Armenian Schools in the Middle East: The Case of Lebanon"

Oxford Armenian Studies, University of Oxford 

Lecture seminar: "Armenian Schools in the Middle East: The Case of Lebanon" 

An overview of Armenian schools in the Middle East with a particular focus on the schools in Lebanon, one of the largest and significant communities in the region. The seminar will highlight some of the internal and external problems facing the schools and "Armenian education" in the Middle East in general. 

30 October 2012

Oriental Institute, Lecture Room 1

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2012-10-30

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Paper: "From End of Empires to the Global Age"

Armenian Educational Benevolent Union & Nor Serount Cultural Association

International Conference on the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the Social Democratic Hunchak Party

Paper presented: "From End of Empires to the Global Age: Issues and Questions in Armenian Political Ideology and Strategy" 

The founding ideological and strategic pillars of Armenian political parties in the late 19th century in general and the Hunchakian Party in particular were social democracy and the "liberation of the Armenian people" living under suppression and injustice. While many of the fundamental principles of social democracy and freedom have remained relevant in the world in the last 125-year, the changes and developments ushered by the end of Empires in the 20th centuries and the emergence of a connected globalised world pose numerous questions that have not been fully addressed. What is the relevance of an Armenian political party that has existed for 125 years to Armenians living in the 21st century Los Angeles, Paris, Beirut, Damascus or Buenos Aires? The paperl attempt to deal with this question and offered some thoughts and reflection for future consideration. 

27 October 2012 

Fletcher Jones Foundation Auditorium, Woodbury University, Burbank, California

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2012-10-27

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From End of Empires to the Global Age

Woodbury Univesity, Burbank, CA - 27 October 2012

Organised by the Armenian Educational Benevelont Union & Nor Serount Cultural Association

Conference Paper: "From End of Empires to the Global Age: Issues and Questions in Armenian Political Ideology and Strategy"

The founding ideological and strategic pillars of Armenian political parties in the late 19th century in general and the Hunchakian Party in particular were social democracy and the "liberation of the Armenian people" living under suppression and injustice. While many of the fundamental principles of social democracy and freedom have remained relevant in the world in the last 125-year, the changes and developments ushered by the end of Empires in the 20th centuries and the emergence of a connected globalised world pose numerous questions that have not been fully addressed by the leadership of the Party. What is the relevance of an Armenian political party that has existed for 125 years to Armenians living in the 21st century Los Angeles, Paris, Beirut, Damascus or Buenos Aires? This presentation will attempt to deal with this question and offer some thoughts and reflection for future consideration. 

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2012-10-27

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