USC Conference Examines ARF Past, Present, Future


LOS ANGELES–Leading experts in Armenian Studies presented papers and discussed the role of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation in history, society, and current affairs on December 4 at an unprecedented academic conference hosted at the University of Southern California and attended by more than 400 people.

Organized by the USC Institute of Armenian Studies and the Armenian Review, the day-long featured feature academics, researchers, professionals and activists from Armenia, the Middle East, Europe and the United States, who presented nuanced and multi-disciplinary analyses of ARF’s activities in celebration of its 120th anniversary.

The conference critically examined such key issues as socioeconomic aspects of ARF’s activities in Armenia; role of women in the ARF; the challenge of functioning as state-based political party and a Diaspora-wide political movement; and assessments of historical developments and issues of current relevance.

Asbarez will provide detailed coverage of the event in the coming days.

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