On the Eve of the 100-Year Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide − What Have We Learned?

Friday, 31 October, 2014

2015 will mark 100 years since the killing of some 1.5 million Ottoman Armenians in what is now Turkey. When planning his murderous campaigns in Europe, Hitler is said to have asked "Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?" This session will explore several questions: Why was the Armenian minority targeted by the Ottoman authorities, what did all this have in common with other genocides and mass killings, and what does acknowledging a genocide mean?

Dr. David Romano holds the Thomas G. Strong Chair in Middle East Politics at Missouri State University. His work has appeared in journals such as International AffairsThe Oxford Journal of Refugee StudiesThird World Quarterly, International Studies Perspectives, the Middle East Journal and Ethnopolitics. He is also the author of The Kurdish Nationalist Movement(Cambridge University Press, 2006 − also translated into Turkish and Persian). He is the editor, along with Mehmet Gurses, of a forthcoming book, Conflict, Democratization and the Kurdish Issue in the Middle East (Palgrave Mamillan). Dr. Romano additionally writes a weekly political column for Rudaw, an Iraqi Kurdish newspaper

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