Program

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, ASU
1100 S. McAllister Ave. Tempe, AZ

4:30 PM Check – In &  Welcome
Steptoe & Johnson Rotunda
5:00

Opening Remarks

(Great Hall)

5:10-6:10 p.m.

Inaugural Keynote: Professor Taner Akçam, Ph.D.

(Great Hall)

7:00 p.m. Networking Event: Culinary Dropout

Sunday March 22, 2015

12:30 p.m. – 1: 15 p.m.

 

 

Check-in & Welcome

Steptoe & Johnson Rotunda

 

1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Panel Discussions:

The Armenian Genocide in a Legal Perspectives

(Room 116)

Panel Sponsor: ASU Center for the Future of War

This panel engages topics within a legal framework relating to issues in genocide such as legal recognition, criminal prosecution, sexual violence against women during genocide, and formal restitution.

The Armenian Genocide in a Comparative Perspective

(Room 105)

Panel Sponsor: ASU Center for Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies

This panel explores the Armenian Genocide in a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective. Bringing together scholars from justice studies, religious studies, and history, we discuss common topics that engage the Armenian Genocide, including the Holocaust and the murder and displacement of Native Americans. Themes to be explored include the motivations and ideological convictions of perpetrators, as well as the benefits perceived by perpetrators and bystanders to genocide. We also address the experience, the survival, and the resistance of victims. The panel concludes with a discussion of how a comparative perspective on genocide can offer different approaches for coping with past atrocities.

3:00 p.m.- 3:15 p.m.

Break

Steptoe & Johnson Rotunda

3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Panel Discussions:

Armenian Futures: Reconciliation & Remediation

(Room 105)

This panel explores the challenges of reconciliation, forgiveness, and compensation in the aftermath of a tragedy as profound as genocide. How do survivors of genocide and the generations who come after them engage the weight of their histories? On the other side, how do the perpetrators of genocide and their descendants wrestle with their difficult past? Our panelists ponder these questions in considering not only the past but the future, investigating issues of reconciliation and remediation after genocide.

From the Ashes: Perspectives on Post-Genocide Culture

(Room 116)

For this panel, we have identified a select group of participants who we’ve identified as voices for an up and coming generation of Armenians who are working for two aims. First, there is the challenge and the responsibility of bearing witness to a past marred by genocide, a past carried now and for future generations. The struggle for recognition continues, even 100 years later. Second, there is the promise of the future and the cultural rebirth that surviving generations hold as a privilege and as a unique opportunity – whether that is through the rebirth of art, the foundation of Armenian Studies departments in universities, or the presence of a new generation of Armenian voices. In entitling this panel “From the Ashes”, we recognize the unique and meaningful symbolism of this place in time: in Phoenix, 100 years since the Armenian genocide began.

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Break                                                                                

Steptoe & Johnson Rotunda

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote: Professor Peter Balakian                          

(Great Hall)

 

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