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Lecture: From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: The Global Trade Network of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa, May 20

Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago presents

From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean:
The Global Trade Network of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa

By Prof. Sebouh Aslanian
Visiting Professor in Armenian Studies at the University of Chicago

Made possible by the Dumanian Armenian Studies Endowment

Friday, May 20
6:30 pm
Pick Lounge
5828 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

Open to Public

Reception to follow

Please circulate!

For assistance please contact Dr. Hripsime Haroutunian:
hharoutu@uchicago.edu

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Presentation: Armenians in Turkey 100 Years Ago, May 16

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Armenian Students Association at the University of Chicago present

Armenians in Turkey 100 Years Ago: Presentation on the historic postcards documenting the lives of Armenians in Ottoman Empire (1900-1910)

By Turkish author and publisher OSMAN KOKER

Monday, May 16
5:00 pm
Pick 218
5828 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

Reception to follow

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Köker came to international attention in 2005 when he organized an exhibition titled “My Dear Brother” in Istanbul presenting photographs of Armenian life in Ottoman Turkey, drawn from a large collection of postcards owned by the collector Orlando Calumeno. Since then, the exhibition has also been mounted in Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Valence, Paris, Geneva, London and Yerevan. Founder and editor-in-chief of Birzamanlar (Once Upon a Time) Publication, Köker publishes books about Turkey’s multicultural society, and how that structure vanished over time. He was one of the founders of the Minority Rights Watching Committee in the Human Rights Association (1993) and has been one of the contributors of various initiatives on minority rights in Turkey since then.

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Armenian Circle – “In search of the footprints of “one little girl” or St. Hripsime in Armenia”, October 12

You are cordially invited to the first Armenian Circle of the year featuring: Hripsime Haroutunian “In search of the footprints of “one little girl” or St. Hripsime in Armenia” (an informal presentation in English). Tuesday, October 12, 6:00pm (Cobb 218)

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Summer Internship Opportunity in Armenia, USAID/MAAC Anti-Corruption Project, Deadline: June 11

Summer Internship in Armenia

The USAID/Mobilizing Action Against Corruption (MAAC) Activity, a 5-year comprehensive anti-corruption project implemented by Casals & Associates, Inc., is pleased to offer a 2010 Summer  Internship during the summer of 2010 for one U.S. citizen.

Objectives

  • Become familiar with USAID democracy and governance assistance in Armenia, in particular, anti-corruption initiatives.
  • Support in the fight against corruption while providing administrative and technical support to Mobilizing Action Against Corruption (MAAC) Activity (www.maac.am) staff.

Tasks

  • Assist MAAC team members in a range of administrative, logistical, programming, and implementation activities.
  • Assist all by providing English language editorial support. This includes editing newsletters, quarterly reports, work plans, correspondence, program documents, contracts, etc.
  • Assist the Office Manager and Administrative Assistant with procurement, timekeeping, inventory, filing, visa requests, travel and accommodation arrangements, conference organization, and office maintenance.
  • Assist the Finance Manager with accounting and banking tasks.

Period of Performance

July and August 2010, exact dates to be determined with selected candidate

Reporting

The intern shall submit one Final Report during the last week of the internship.

Direction

The intern shall report to the MAAC Chief of Party or his designee.

Qualifications

Fluent English, Basic knowledge of Armenian

Graduate Student

U.S. Citizen

Compensation

$1,000.00 stipend per month to cover basic living expenses (travel to and from Armenia, housing, insurance are examples of items not covered by MAAC).

Instructions

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter and contact information from two references to maac@casals.com. Deadline application is 11 June 2010. MAAC will make its decision known shortly after.

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“The Kurds and the Armenian Genocide: Rethinking the Link Between Culpability and Ethnicity,” Dr. Janet Klein (University of Akron), April 29

The Armenian Students Association invites you to a lecture in commemoration of the 95th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide:

“The Kurds and the Armenian Genocide: Rethinking the Link
Between Culpability and Ethnicity”

By Dr. Janet Klein
Assistant Professor of History at the University of Akron

Thursday April 29th 6 PM
Harper 130 (1116 E. 59th Street)

A light meal will be available, discussion to follow.

For more information contact:
Christopher Sheklian
sheklian@uchicago.edu

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“Islam and the Armenians: Looking at the Near East Differently,” Prof. Seta Dadoyan, May 11

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago presents:

Islam and the Armenians: Looking at the Near East Differently

By Prof. Seta Dadoyan

Made possible by the Armenian Studies Endowment at the University of Chicago and the Ara and Edma Dumanian Foundation

Tuesday, May 11
6:30 pm
Pick Lounge
5828 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

Open to Public

Reception to follow

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“Bridges Hrant Dink Built and Armenian/Turkish Relations,” Prof. Libaridian (Univ. of Michigan), April 12

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