Wednesday, April 08, 2009

PANEL DISCUSSION TO: Explore Relations between Turks, Kurds, and Armenians (

WALTHAM, Mass. (A.W.)—On April 20, a panel discussion titled “Subjects and Citizens: (Un)Even Relations between Turks, Kurds, Armenians” will be held at Bentley University’s Adamian Academic Center, Wilder Pavilion (175 Forest Street,Waltham). The event, organized by Bentley University’s Global Studies Department and the Armenian Review, begins at 7 p.m.

The panel is made up of a group of leading scholars and commentators, including Dr. Ugur Umit Ungor (University of Sheffield, UK), Bilgin Ayata (Johns Hopkins), Dr. Henry Theriault (Worcester State College), and Dr. Dikran Kaligian (Regis College). Dr. Asbed Kotchikian (Bentley Unversity) will moderate. Weekly editor Khatchig Mouradian will deliver opening remarks.

The panel aims at looking at the history and examining the power relations between Armenians, Kurds, and Turks after the apparent homogenization of Eastern Anatolia as a result of the mass killings and deportations of the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire. The panel will discuss these relations and the prospects of rapprochement among the three groups.

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