2015 Special Issue articles




This most anticipated year is upon us. Armenians throughout the world will come together to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. But beyond commemoration, the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide must become the turning point, at which, we as Armenians—the entire Armenian Nation—in unison to not simply demand the recognition of the Genocide,

The DC Life: ANCA Leo Sarkisian Interns Look Back at a Summer of Commitment to Cause and Community

The 2014 ANCA Leo Sarkisian Internship brought together a stellar group of strong and bright Armenian women from top universities throughout the U.S. and Canada for an eight week grassroots training session to advance Armenian American community priorities and concerns – a Washington, DC boot camp for the Armenian Cause. As we wrap up 2014,

From Constantinople to LA: Three Centuries of Western Armenian Theater

BY ARAM KOUYOUMDJIAN This past fall, at a conference on “Armenian Art and Culture in the Ottoman Empire Before 1915,” I presented a paper entitled “Arrested Development: Western Armenian Theater in the Nineteenth Century.” The paper examined the emergence of Western Armenian theater in Constantinople – or “Bolis” – amidst a period of national awakening