No announcement yet.

ARPA Lecture in Los Angeles by Dr. Razmik Panossian

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • ARPA Lecture in Los Angeles by Dr. Razmik Panossian

    ARPA Institute
    18106 Miranda St.
    Tarzana, CA 91356
    Contact: Hagop Panossian
    Tel: (818) 586-9660
    E-mail: [email protected]

    ARPA Institute presents the Lecture/Seminar:"The Importance of the
    Diaspora in shaping the Armenian National Identity," by Razmik
    Panossian, Ph.D., on Friday, May 5, 2006 at 7:30 PM in the Merdinian
    school auditorium.

    The Address is 13330 Riverside Dr., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.
    Directions: on the 101 FWY exit on Woodman, go north and turn right on
    Riverside Dr.

    Abstract: The Armenian diaspora has played a crucial role in the
    construction of Armenian national identity. This lecture will analyze
    this process, and argue that Armenian identity has historically
    evolved in a multi-local manner, often far away from the
    homeland. Consequently, deep divisions exist within the Armenian
    nation, and yet the subjective sense of belonging unites people around
    the notion of `Armenianness.' The lecture is based on Panossian's
    newly published book, The Armenians: From Kings and Priests to
    Merchants and Commissars (Columbia University Press, 2006. The book
    will be available after the lecture).

    Razmik Panossian has published numerous articles including, `The Past
    as Nation: The Evolution of Armenian Identity,' Geopolitics, 7:2,
    2002; `The Irony of Nagorno-Karabakh: Formal Institutions versus
    Informal Politics,' Regional and Federal Studies, 11: 3, 2001; `The
    Diaspora and the Karabagh Movement' in L. Chorbajian (ed.), The Making
    of Nagorno-Karabagh, 2001; `Between Ambivalence and Intrusion:
    Politics and Identity in Armenia-Diaspora Relations.' Diaspora: A
    Journal of Transnational Studies, 7:2, 1998 (1999). His previous book
    was a co-edited volume entitled Nationalism and History: The Politics
    of Nation Building in Post-Soviet Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia
    (Toronto, 1994). Panossian has taught at the Department of Government,
    London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where he also
    defended his PhD dissertation in 2000. The thesis won the Lord Bryce
    Prize for Best Dissertation in Comparative and International Politics
    in the UK (granted by UK Political Studies Association). He is
    currently based in Canada and working in the field of human rights and
    international democratic development.

    For Information Please call Dr. Hagop Panossian at (818)586-9660