On Ceasefires: International (In)action in the Nagorno-Karabakh War

On October 26, 2020, I moderated a panel discussion hosted by Zoravik on the Nagorno-Karabakh War with three experts on the region. They discussed how Azerbaijan has broken three ceasefires, hired lobbyists, harassed scholars, and funded pro-Azerbaijan think tanks. Watch to learn the facts about Artsakh. Moderator: Dr. Lisa Gulesserian, Preceptor on Armenian, Harvard University… Continue reading On Ceasefires: International (In)action in the Nagorno-Karabakh War

Crisis in the Caucasus: Nagorno-Karabakh under Siege

With students and faculty at Harvard, I organized a panel on Azerbaijan and Turkey’s attacks on Nagorno-Karabakh, “Crisis in the Caucasus: Nagorno-Karabakh under Siege.” Former US Ambassador John Evans, Professor Stephan Astourian (Director of the Armenian Studies Program at UC Berkeley), and Professor David Phillips (Director of Columbia’s Peace-Building and Human Rights Program) spoke at… Continue reading Crisis in the Caucasus: Nagorno-Karabakh under Siege

“Rationalizing the Irrational: Can Reason Persevere in the Age of Twitter?” Workshop

Thanks to social media, readers can engage with content like never before. But the incentives behind the media platforms we use don’t always encourage our best behavior, or most reasoned arguments. The interactions we are subject to are often anonymous, dehumanizing, and polarizing. As a result, social media can easily become a breeding ground for… Continue reading “Rationalizing the Irrational: Can Reason Persevere in the Age of Twitter?” Workshop

An Evening with Srpuhi Dussap and Zabel Yessayan

Join us for an intimate evening discussion about Srpuhi Dussap and Zabel Yessayan. Well known during their lifetimes, Srpuhi Dussap and Zabel Yessayan wrote books about women’s rights, human rights, and Armenian life during the waning years of the Ottoman Empire. The Armenian International Women’s Association, AIWA, recently published the translations of Yessayan’s The Gardens of… Continue reading An Evening with Srpuhi Dussap and Zabel Yessayan

Mayda Book Launch Party

Join us for an intimate discussion about the first Armenian feminist novel. Srpuhi Dussap’s 1883 novel calling for the equal rights of women and social justice for everyone entertains the reader with criticisms of 19th century Armenian society in Istanbul and relevant themes of work and motherhood, religion and ignorance, love and marriage. Don’t miss… Continue reading Mayda Book Launch Party

neMLA: Regional Wounds, Universal Traumas, and the Possibility of Empathy

Regional Wounds, Universal Traumas, and the Possibility of Empathy (Part 2) Roundtable with: Chair: Maryam Ghodrati, University of Massachusetts Amherst Chair: Rachel Dale, Brandeis University Location: ORLEANS (Media Equipped) Comparative Literature & Interdisciplinary Humanities “Chang-rae Lee and the Traumatic Affect of the Gesture” Susan Moynihan, Tennessee Technological University “Narrativizing Empathy in Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry… Continue reading neMLA: Regional Wounds, Universal Traumas, and the Possibility of Empathy

Bilingualism: The Challenges and Benefits of Learning and Living in Multiple Worlds

Join us for a discussion on: BILINGUALISM: THE CHALLENGES AND BENEFITS OF LEARNING AND LIVING IN MULTIPLE WORLDS MODERATED by Dr. Anna Ohanyan, Richard B. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Stonehill College FEATURING Dr. Lisa Gulesserian, Preceptor on Armenian Language and Culture, Harvard University Dr. Vartan Matiossian, Executive Director, Armenian Prelacy of the Eastern United… Continue reading Bilingualism: The Challenges and Benefits of Learning and Living in Multiple Worlds