ANC-SD: The conference, entitled “Western Response to Genocide”

ANC San Diego
Contact: Garo Artinian (ANC SD Chair)
Telephone: 619-596-4332

April 27, 2004


San Diego, CA : The Armenian National Committee of San Diego announced
that it will be hosting an academic conference on Genocide and Denial
on Saturday, May 8, 2004 at the University of California, San Diego
campus. The event is the first of its kind to be held at UC San Diego
and is cosponsored by the UC San Diego Armenian Students Association.

The conference, entitled “Western Response to Genocide”, will cover
various topics including the Armenian Genocide, the Jewish Holocaust,
the Rwandan Genocide and others. The intended emphasis of the
conference will be how the Western Culture has dealt with
genocide. The conference will address a number of genocide-related
issues, including definition, history, politics, literature,
acknowledgment, prevention, associated trauma (both individual and
collective) and reconciliation and reparations. The conference will
address the many genocides of the 20th century and draw similarities
and identify differences between these crimes against humanity.

A number of panelists will participate in the conference, including:
Laurence Baron, Ph.D., Director of the Lipinsky Institute for Judaice
Studies; Rubina Peroomian, Ph.D., lecturer at the University of
California, Los Angeles; Levon Marashlian, Ph.D., Professor of History
and Political Science at Glendale Community College, Dan Alba,
Regional Director of the Los Angeles Offices of Facing History and
Ourselves, and Ardashes Kassakhian, Executive Director of the Armenian
National Committee of America – Western Region.

The conference will take place at the University of California, San
Diego, Peterson Building and will begin at 10 A.M. Parking for the
conference is free and Armenian style barbecue will be served during
the break for $7.

Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and
supporters throughout the United States and affiliated organizations
around the world, the Armenian National Committee San Diego actively
advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad
range of issues.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS