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Annual Ohanessian Chair Event - Hybrid format

On Thursday, April 27, at 5:30pm, Jillian LaBranche, Brooke Chambers, Miray Philips, and Nika Sremac will present their dissertation research at the 2023 annual Ohanessian event (hybrid in 710 Social Sciences Building and online). As part of the next generation of mass violence scholars, they will follow in the footsteps of past Ohanessian speakers such as Fatma Müge Göçek from Michigan, Timothy Snyder from Yale, Bedross Der Matossian from Nebraska, or Claire Mouradian from the CNRS in Paris. The panel and Q&A will be followed by a reception.

Please find attached a flyer with more detailed information and a link for registration.
As you see, this year we do justice to the educational mission of the Ohanessian Chair. Four of my doctoral students will speak about their work on mass violence and ways in which groups and nations process such experiences.

The event will take place in hybrid form. You are most welcome to attend either in person or online.

  • In case you plan to attend online, please register through the link here or on the attached form.
  • In case you plan to attend in person, I would appreciate a short RSVP to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in response to this announcement. We also look forward to visiting with you during a small reception following the talks.

Recent Published Newsletter

The new Winter 2022/2023 Newsletter

is now available Here.

FAR Christmas Campaign

Gifts for our children in great need on the dangerous borders of Armenia.

AYO! a division of Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR)
has a Make-a-Wish crowd funding starting Dec. 1.
They will be focusing on border villages which suffered during the recent attacks of Azerbaijan and other places in great need. AYO! will be reaching out especially to kids with disabilities.

Please plan on being generous as if they were YOUR children.....which they are.

Additional details coming soon.

Hajinian New book of short stories!

New Book by Chuck "Garbo" Hajinian

Hajinian Book FlyerI have written this book of short stories and it came out two weeks ago. Sales have been strong and Calumet Publishing and I are quite pleased. I wrote a number of Armenian stories. Many are funny.

This one (Click here to read) is more somber.

I am getting it out to you to review and figure out who might be interested in this story and the book in the complete Diaspora and Armenia. I don't have all the contacts. Feel free to forward this email. The Society for Orphan Armenian Relief is using the profits from the book as a fundraiser.

Profits from the book sales will go to the Fallen Soldiers Fund for Soar. Over 5000 soldiers have died. We want to help those left behind. Other Charities can also benefit, just let me know how I can help. Can you get this story and the book info to your friends? It can be posted to your FB page. But first let me know if you like the story. How will the people of Armenia react to it? Perhaps you know literary societies in Armenia or world wide who might appreciate this and other stories.

Forward this Page Link to friends and relatives. perhaps they might be interested in the book or know groups who might be interested.

43 stories, get yourself a copy- you will enjoy it.

thank you, for helping me. Chuck "Garbo" Hajinian 262-352-4140



AYO! Safe Ride

Message from Der Yeprem Kelegian: AYO! Safe Ride Program


Hundreds of disabled children in Armenia cannot get to their rehab facility. The "Safe Ride" project, which AYO! (a division of Fund for Armenian Relief) is doing, wants to change this in the Martuni region. It is a very difficult area to get around in and in many cases parents cannot get their children to (free) pediatric rehab because they cannot afford cab service and using the public (and crowded) mini-buses (marshutkas) is not possible for some children.

THUS, this fund raising is for the purpose of purchasing an accessible van to make sure 200 children can get to their therapy.

Please click on the link below to donate.

Armenian Studies Podcast


Link to the podcast that the Society for Armenian Studies published about mJoachim Savelsberg's new book.

Professor Savelsberg Webpage

AYO! Website

Message from Der Yeprem Kelegian

I wonder if you could share the link below. I don't like to bother you too often, but this is an important post-war initiative.....most of the wounded soldiers are from the Shirak Province in Armenia....and there is only one rehab center there.

THANK YOU. Der Yeprem

AYO Facebook Post


World Without Genocide

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Website for World Without Genocide at Mitchel-Hamline School of Law.

Our Mission

World Without Genocide works to protect innocent people around the world; prevent genocide by combating racism and prejudice; advocate for the prosecution of perpetrators; and remember those whose lives and cultures have been destroyed by violence.

Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) promotes academic research, education and public awareness on the Holocaust, other genocides and current forms of mass violence.

We provide premier academic programs, fostering a community of students studying genocide and mass violence while cultivating the essential connection between scholarly inquiry, education, and outreach to different sectors of society. Our work is motivated by the hope to inspire future generations to fight hatred and strengthen democracy, thus ensuring a more peaceful and just world.

Gomidas Institute

Gomidas Institute Website

The Gomidas Institute (GI; Armenian: ԿԻ) is a London-based non-profit independent academic institution dedicated to modern Armenian and regional studies. Its activities include research, publications and educational programmes. It publishes documents, monographs, memoirs and other works on modern Armenian history and organizes lectures and conferences. The institute was founded in 1992 in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. British-Armenian historian Ara Sarafian serves as its director. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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