Taner Akcam in Lebanon for Lectures
By Armenian Weekly Staff
January 4, 2010
ANTELIAS, Lebanon – Prof. Taner Akçam, author of A Shameful Act: The
Armenian Genocide an the Question of Turkish Responsibility, visited
the Armenian Catholicosate at Antelias on Jan. 3.
Four years ago, when Catholicos of Cilicia Aram I was invited to
lecture at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University
in Minnesota, Dr. Akcam expressed the desire to visit the
Catholicosate of Cilicia, which was a victim of the Genocide.
The Turkish Historian’s visit will last for five days, during which he
will give lectures and meet with Armenian intellectuals and university
students. His first lecture, titled `The Turkish Recognition of the
Armenian Genocide and Turkish National Security,’ will be held on Jan.
4 at 7 p.m. at the Catholicosate in Antelias. His second lecture,
titled `The Armenian genocide as Part of a Demographic Policy,’ is
organized by the Armenian National Committee of the Middle East and
will be held on Jan. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Punik Auditorium in Bourj