Raffi Hovannisian to speak at Clark U re Armenia at Crossroads

Tatyana Macaulay, Ph.D.
Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
address: Clark University, 950 Main St., Worcester, MA 01610, U.S.A.
email: [email protected]
phone: 508-793-7764
fax: 508-421-3806

February 20, 2007

Clark lecturer to discuss ‘Armenia at the Crossroads’

WORCESTER, MA–The Clark University Strassler Family Center for Holocaust
and Genocide Studies will present "Ancient Civilization and Modern
Statecraft: Armenia at the Crossroads," by Raffi Hovannisian, founding
director of the Armenian Center for National and International Studies
(ACNIS) in Yerevan, Armenia, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 15, in Room 320
of the Jefferson Academic Center, 950 Main Street.

In his lecture, Mr. Hovannisian will assess the next phase of Armenia’s
development, which he holds is to rediscover its role as a member of the
family of nations while striving to unite the vast political, economic,
cultural, and intellectual potential of Armenians throughout the world.

Mr. Hovannisian served as independent Armenia’s first Minister of Foreign
Affairs, helping the country gain entry into the United Nations. His
educational background includes: J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center;
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (M.A.L.D. awarded
in 1982; and University of California, Berkeley and Los Angeles (B.A., summa
cum laude, awarded in 1980 in History and Near Eastern Studies; Justin
Turner Prize for Outstanding Honors Thesis).

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact
Founded in 1994, ACNIS serves as a link between innovative scholarship and
the public policy challenges facing Armenia and the Armenian people in the
post-Soviet world. It also functions as a catalyst for creative, strategic
thinking and a wider understanding of the new global environment.

The mission of the Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide
Studies is to educate undergraduate and graduate students about genocide and
the Holocaust; to host a lecture series, free of charge and open to the
public; to use scholarship to address current problems stemming from the
murderous past; and to participate in the public discussion about a host of
issues ranging from the significance of state-sponsored denial of the
Armenian genocide and well-funded denial of the Holocaust to intervention in
and prevention of genocidal situations today.

Clark University is a private, co-educational liberal-arts research
university with 2,000 undergraduate and 800 graduate students. Since its
founding in 1887 as the first all-graduate school in the United States,
Clark has challenged convention with innovative programs such as the
International Studies Stream, the Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and
Genocide Studies and the accelerated BA/MA programs with the fifth year
tuition-free for eligible students. The University is featured in Loren Pope’s
book, "Colleges That Change Lives."


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