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    March 6, 2013

    Playwright, novelist, and actor will deliver Berj H. Haidostian Annual
    Distinguished Lecture

    The University of Michigan's Armenian Studies Program this week
    announced that playwright, novelist, and actor Eric Bogosian will
    deliver the 2013 Berj H. Haidostian Annual Distinguished Lecture
    on Wed., March 13. Bogosian will discuss how his decision to write
    a screenplay about the 1915 assassination in Berlin of the Ottoman
    Grand Vazir, Talat Pasha, led him to write a non-fiction history of
    the Nemesis assassins and their context. He has dedicated the last
    five years to the study of Armenian and Turkish history, interviewing
    prominent historians around the world, translating primary texts from
    Armenian, French, and German, and conducting primary research in the
    British archives. He will talk about his public experience as a writer,
    as well as the private and personal self.

    Eric Bogosian has most recently starred with Laura Linney on Broadway
    in Donald Margulies' "Time Stands Still." He wrote and starred in the
    play "Talk Radio" (NYSF, 1987; Broadway with Liev Schreiber, 2007),
    for which he received Pulitzer Prize and Tony award nominations. For
    his film adaptation of the play, Bogosian received the Berlin Film
    Festival Silver Bear Award. In addition to "Talk Radio," Bogosian has
    written a number of full-length plays, including "suburbia" (LCT,
    Second Stage, adapted to film), "Griller" (Goodman), "Red Angel"
    (Williamstown Theater Festival), "Humpty Dumpty" (The McCarter),
    and "1+1" (New York Stage and Film). He is also the author of three
    novels-Mall, Wasted Beauty, and Perforated Heart-and a novella,
    Notes from Underground.

    As an actor, Bogosian has appeared in numerous films and television
    programs, starring in Robert Altman's "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial,"
    Oliver Stone's "Talk Radio," "Under Siege II," "Wonderland," and as
    Captain Danny Ross on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." His six solo
    Off-Broadway performances between 1980 and 2000-including "Drinking
    in America"; "Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll"; and "Wake Up and Smell the
    Coffee"-received three Obie awards. He lives in New York with his wife,
    director Jo Bonney.

    The Haidostian Annual Distinguished lectureship was established by
    the family of the late Dr. Berj Haidostian, a prominent and devoted
    physician in Michigan. The Haidostian family has a long and continuing
    relationship with the University of Michigan and the Armenian Studies
    Program. Every year, together with the Armenian Studies Program
    faculty, they select a speaker from among internationally recognized
    experts on Armenia and Armenians. Recent Haidostian Distinguished
    Lecturers have included the renowned director Atom Egoyan, Dr. Gerard
    Chaliand of Paris, Dr. Fiona Hill of the Brookings Institution, Thomas
    de Waal of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Dr.

    Vartan Gregorian of the Carnegie Foundation.

    The lecture begins at 7 p.m. at Helmut Stern Auditorium, University of
    Michigan Museum of Art, 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor, Mich. It is open
    to the public and will be followed by a question and answer period. It
    will also be video recorded and posted on For
    more information, contact the Armenian Studies Program by calling
    (734) 763-0622 or visiting

    From: Baghdasarian