Live WebCast Saturday: ARF at 120 Academic Conference at USC

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Panel I: ARF in History and Ideology (9:45-11:15)

Moderator: Prof. Richard Hovannisian (University of California, Los Angeles)

Connected Revolutions: The ARF & Russian, Ottoman, & Iranian Revolutions in Early 20th Century
Prof. Houri Berberian (California State University at Long Beach)

“The Turks & Kurds are our fate”: ARF Concepts & Strategies of Self-Defense
Ms. Elke Hartmann (Free University of Berlin)

The ARF & Land Reform in Eastern Armenia, 1917-1920
Prof. Ara Sanjian (University of Michigan, Dearborn)

Dialectical Dynamics of Socialism & National Liberation: Historical Evolution of ARF Ideology
Prof. Khatchik DerGhougassian (Universidad de San Andres, Buenos Aires)

Panel II: ARF and Society (11:45-1:30)

Moderator: Prof. Stephan Astourian (University of California, Berkeley)

Role of youth in Armenian Political Parties
Mr. Arsen Stepanyan (Civil Society Activist, Armenia)

Women in the ARF: Past, Present & Future
Ms. Maria Titizian (Vice President of Socialist International)

Pension Reform, Income Taxes & Open Borders: Conflicting Perceptions of Armenian Government & ARF
Prof. Ara Khanjian (Ventura College)

ARF Media & its Coverage of the Protocols: A Content Analysis
Prof. Levon Chorbajian (University of Massachusetts, Lowell)

The Role of the ARF in the Ethno-racial Identity Development of Armenians in Diaspora
Prof. Viken Yacoubian (Woodbury University)

Panel III: ARF Between Nation and State (2:30-4:15)

Moderator: Prof. Khachig Tölölyan (Wesleyan University)

The Anatomy of Advocacy: The ARF in North America
Mr. Aram Hamparian (Executive Director, Armenian National Committee of America)

The ARF in Nagorno-Karabakh
Mr. Armen Sarkisyan (MP, National Assembly of Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh)

The ARF in Diaspora: The Taif Accord & Armenians of Lebanon (1972-1991)
Prof. Ohannes Geukjian (American University of Beirut/Lebanese American University)

Armenia’s vs Armenian Revolutionary Federation: The ARF between a Movement & a Party
Prof. Asbed Kotchikian (Bentley University; Editor The Armenian Review)


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