Demoyan to Present Lectures in Southern California

Hayk Demoyan will visit Southern California next week

GLENDALE—Dr. Hayk Demoyan, Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute in Yerevan, Armenia, will give a series of lectures in the Los Angeles area from March 24 to 27. The principal sponsors of the lectures are the Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region, Organization of Istanbul Armenians, Ararat-Eskijian Museum, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research.

The schedule of the lectures is as follows:
Thursday, March 24, 7:30 p.m.: “Armenian Sports and Athleticism in the Ottoman Empire” (in Armenian). Location: 2324 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. Co-sponsored by Homenetmen Regional Executive Committee, Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region, Organization of Istanbul Armenians, Ararat-Eskijian Museum, and National Association for Armenian Studies and Research.

Friday, March 25, 8 p.m.: “Armenian Sports and Athleticism in the Ottoman Empire” (in Armenian). Location: Organization of Istanbul Armenians Center, 19726 Sherman Way, Winnetka, CA. Co-sponsored by Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region, Organization of Istanbul Armenians, Ararat-Eskijian Museum, and National Association for Armenian Studies and Research.

Saturday, March 26, 6 p.m.: “The Armenian Genocide: Centennial Anniversary and Commemoration Strategies” (in English). Location: Ararat-Eskijian Museum, 15105 Mission Hills Rd., Mission Hills, CA. Co-sponsored by Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region, Organization of Istanbul Armenians, Ararat-Eskijian Museum, and National Association for Armenian Studies and Research. This event is presented with the generous support of the Hampartzoum & Ovsanna Chitjian Foundation.

Sunday, March 27, 4 p.m.: “The Armenian Genocide: Centennial Anniversary and Commemoration Strategies” (in English). Location: Woodbury University, 7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, CA. Co-sponsored by: Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region, Organization of Istanbul Armenians, Ararat-Eskijian Museum, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research, and the Woodbury University Armenian Student Association.

Dr. Hayk Demoyan is the Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute in Yerevan, Armenia, a position he has held since 2006. Demoyan was born in the city of Leninakan (now Gyumri) in Soviet Armenia. He received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Oriental Studies at the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, and is a lecturer at the History Department of Yerevan State University. He is also a researcher and has written several books on such topics such as the Armenian Genocide, Turkish foreign policy, and Turkey’s involvement in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict of 1991-1994. His most recent book publication is Armenian Sports and Gymnastics in the Ottoman Empire (in Armenian, 2009).

More information about the lecture is available from NAASR at 617-489-1610 or hq@naasr.org; Ararat-Eskijian Museum at 818-838-4862 or ararat-eskijian-museum@netzero.net; ANCA-WR at 818-500-1918; Ohannes Kulak Avedikian of Organization of Istanbul Armenians at 818-800-1976.

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