Dec 11

Conference by Nazig Nathalie Karamanoukian “The Emergence of the Armenian Post-Genocide Diaspora in Lebanon”

  |   Paris   |   Event Details
Start: Dec 11 8:30 pm End: Dec 11 10:00 pm Venue: AGBU Paris Address:
118, rue de Courcelles
Paris 75017
Cost: $Free

Dec 13

Mass Violence in the Middle East Today: Conference in Brussels, Belgium

  |   1050 Brussels   |   Event Details

100 Years since the End of the First World War, 70 Years after the Genocide Convention: Reflections on Mass Violence in the Middle East Today



  • Uğur Ümit Üngör, Associate Professor at the Department of History, Utrecht University
  • Vicken Cheterian, political analyst and Lecturer, Webster University & University of Geneva



  • Aude Merlin, Lecturer in Political Science, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)


December 9, 2018 is the 70th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Yet neither this Convention nor later initiatives have put an end to mass violence.

This conference will focus on one region, the Middle-East, which has experienced many episodes of mass violence in the last 100 years, most recently with the massacres of the Yezidis in Iraq and Syria.

On December 13, two accomplished academics, Ugur Ümit Ungor and Vicken Cheterian will examine the region’s history. They will try to explain the present. Could it be that ignorance or the wilful suppression of history have helped perpetuate patterns of violence? Can the exploration of history help change those patterns for the future?

The conference is organized by the Belgian Collective for the Prevention of Crimes of Genocide and Against Negationisms in partnership with the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU Europe), the research unit on political life of the Free University of Brussels (Cevipol), the International Roma Youth Network (Ternype) and the European Union Jewish Students (EUJS).

Start: Dec 13 7:00 pm End: Dec 13 10:00 pm Venue: Mundo-b Address:
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
1050 Brussels
Cost: $Free

Dec 17

Presentation of the “Little Armenias” Guide by Author Robin Koulaksezian

  |   Paris   |   Event Details

Most countries have their travel guides. The idea of writing a travel guide about the whole Armenian diaspora has sprung up during the author’s many travels to meet Armenian communities around the world. The “Little Armenias” guide covers 94 countries, including 70 visited by the author, and lists all the addresses, from restaurants to churches to khachkars and grocery stores. Historical and geographical landmarks help to better understand each community.

Many Diaspora Armenians, on their tourist or business trips, wonder if the city they are visiting hosts an Armenian community. If so, who are they? Where do they come from? What are the places to go to meet them? The mission of “Little Armenias” is to answer these questions in a single book, accessible to all.

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Start: Dec 17 7:30 pm End: Dec 17 9:00 pm Venue: AGBU Paris Address:
118, rue de Courcelles
Paris 75017
Cost: $Free
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