Fresno State to Offer Course on Armenian Diaspora, Genocide

FRESNO–Dr. George Bournoutian, Professor of History at Iona College and the seventh Kazan Visiting Professor of Armenian Studies at Fresno State, will be teaching a special three-unit course, Armenian Studies 120T, “Armenian Diaspora and Genocide” during the Spring 2009 semester.

The course will be offered on Mondays, from 6:00-8:50 PM in McKee Fisk (MCF), Room 242. The first class session meets on Monday, February 23, 2009.

The course will concentrate on the Armenian experience after the loss of independence and the exile or immigration of Armenia’s to foreign lands. Special attention will be given to the Diaspora communities in Iran, Russia, the Ottoman Empire/Turkey, India, the Arab world, France, Eastern Europe, and the United States. The fate of these communities in the twentieth century will also be examined in detail.

Dr. Bournoutian has extensive teaching experience, having taught Eastern European and Middle Eastern history at Iona College since 1989. He has taught as a visiting professor at Columbia University, New York University, the University of Connecticut (Stamford, Storrs, Hartford), Rutgers University, Tufts University, and Ramapo College.

Dr. Bournoutian is the author of seventeen books, including his latest, Tigran’s II and Rome (2007).

The course is open to the public for a fee of $50 per person. To register for the class, contact the Armenian Studies Program or come to the first class session.

Contact the Armenian Studies Program, 278-2669, for more information.

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