DATE: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
TIME: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Carnegie Middle East Center, Emir Bechir Street, Lazarieh Tower, Bldg. No. 2026 1210, 5th flr., Downtown Beirut
Paul Haidostian and Thomas de Waal
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2015 marks one hundred years since the systematic killing of the Armenian population in the Ottoman Empire. A century later, the Armenian Genocide remains a contentious issue between Armenia and Turkey. The two nations have yet to establish diplomatic ties—the latest rounds of discussions on normalizing relations broke down in 2010, with Turkey refusing to recognize the Genocide. But considering the two countries’ geostrategic importance in a region in constant turmoil, can they afford to maintain the status quo?
The Carnegie Middle East Center, in partnership with Haigazian University, will host Carnegie’s Thomas de Waal and Reverend Dr. Paul Haidostian, president of Haigazian University. They will discuss how the Armenian Genocide has shaped contemporary politics and worldviews both within the region and beyond. De Waal will also share findings from his recent book Great Catastrophe: Armenians And Turks In The Shadow Of Genocide (Oxford University Press, 2015), which addresses the rollercoaster of Armenian-Turkish relations since the Genocide. Carnegie’s Maha Yahya will moderate.
Space is limited so participants are kindly requested to confirm their attendance by email or phone. Please note that simultaneous Arabic interpretation will be available at the event.
This event is co-hosted by: Haigazian Univerity
Paul Haidostian is the president of Haigazian University in Beirut, Lebanon.
Thomas de Waal is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, specializing primarily in the South Caucasus region comprising Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia and their breakaway territories, as well as the wider Black Sea region.
Maha Yahya is a senior associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where her research focuses on citizenship, pluralism, and social justice in the aftermath of the Arab uprisings.