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April Conference On Diaspora To Tackle Critical Issues

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  • April Conference On Diaspora To Tackle Critical Issues

    Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

    A conference on Diaspora will take place in April

    GLENDALE-An international, academic conference called "Independence and
    Beyond: In Search of a New Armenian Diaspora after 1991," organized by
    the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Western US Central Committee in
    collaboration with the University of Southern California Institute of
    Armenian Studies and the Armenian Review, will take place on April 27.

    The one-day conference will take place at the Davidson Conference
    Center of the University of Southern California (USC) on Saturday,
    April 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Through its various presentations and discussions, the conference
    seeks to examine the impact of the independence of the Republic of
    Armenia and subsequent processes of nation-building there on various
    facets of Diaspora life, such as political ideologies and cultural
    narratives, linguistic and literary production, organizations and
    institutions, economic investment, remittances and affiliation,
    and hybrid identity formation.

    The four thematic panels will feature leading scholars of Armenian,
    Diaspora, and Transnational Studies. Using their expertise in
    fields that range from Political Science and History to Literature
    and Journalism, the conference participants will work toward new
    frameworks and definitions in conceptualizing "Diaspora" in the
    Armenian context. Traditional paper presentations will be given in
    panels entitled, "Revisions of the Narrative of Return" and "Cultural
    Narratives and Language in and Evolving Diaspora," while thematic
    conversations will be performed in discussion panels entitled, "New
    Definitions of Diaspora and Nationalism" and "Online Space and the
    Politics of Information Exchange."

    The event is free of charge and open to the public.