ASA: Armenian Students Association

Arman Grigoryan Lecture on Nationalism and Democracy in Post Soviet Armenia
Date: Friday February 25th 2011  
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Contact: nk2334@columbia.edu
Nationalism and Democracy in Post-Soviet Armenia will engage the following questions: How do democracy and nationalism interact in general? How did they interact in Armenia following the collapse of the Soviet Union?

The Columbia University Armenian Studies Program presents:

 

Nationalism and Democracy in Post-Soviet Armenia

 

A lecture by Dr. Arman Grigoryan

Nikit and Eleanora Ordjanian Visiting Professor

 

Friday, February 25 - 6:30pm

614 Schermerhorn Hall - Morningside Campus

Columbia University

 

Co-sponsored by the Armenian Center at Columbia University and the Middle East Institute.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

 

The lecture inaugurates the four-part Armenian Studies spring 2011 seminar series,

“Between Nations and States: Armenian Nationalism(s) Past and Present.”

 

Nationalism and Democracy in Post-Soviet Armenia will engage the following questions: How do democracy and nationalism interact in general?  How did they interact in Armenia following the collapse of the Soviet Union?  The presentation will explore these and related issues, focusing on the intense and often acrimonious debates about the nature of Armenia’s statehood among Armenia’s political elite shortly after the defeat of Communists in Armenia. It will also address consequences of the Karabagh war on Armenia’s internal politics.

 

Arman Grigoryan is Visiting Assistant Professor of International Relations at Lehigh University and the 2011 Nikit and Eleanora Ordjanian Visiting Professor at Columbia University.  He graduated from Columbia, where he defended his doctoral thesis on the role of third parties in state-minority conflicts in 2008.  Professor Grigoryan is the author of articles published in Ethnopolitics, International Security, and the International Studies Quarterly.  He is currently working on a book project concerning the problem of the increased likelihood of wartime persecutions against minorities.

 

 

Upcoming lectures:

 

Dr. Houri Berberian - Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30pm

Professor, California State University at Long Beach

 

Dr. Asbed Kotchikian - Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30pm

Editor, The Armenian Review

 

Dr. Tsolin Nalbantian - Thursday, April 14 at 6:30pm

Lecturer, MIT

 


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