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Ara Sarafian Lecture Wednesday

Postby barlowd » Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:12 pm

"Ambassador Morgenthau's Story"


Ara Sarafian, Gomidas Institute, London, England

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
University Business Center, A. Peters Auditorium, Room 191

The Armenian Genocide remains one of the seminal events that defined the modern Middle East. It entailed the destruction of thousands of Armenian communities in what became the Turkish Republic.
The modern Turkish state was built on such a genocidal legacy, including the denial of such a past.
Starting in the 1980s, Turkish authorities embarked on a concerted forward policy to deny the Armenian Genocide in the United States.
One of their objects of denial was the legacy of Henry Morgenthau, the American ambassador to Ottoman Turkey between 1913 and 1916.
Morgenthau had much to say about the destruction of Armenians and his memoir, Ambassador Morgenthau's Story, was a devastating indictment of the Young Turks for such a crime.
In his presentation, Sarafian will provide a clear analysis of how Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story was written in 1918; how it was made into the object of denial;
and how deniers of the Armenian Genocide still claim that Morgenthau was an errant witness to the Armenian Genocide.

Free Admission. Free parking with code in Lot P5 or P6.

Co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program and Armenian Students
Organization, 8-2669.
Partially funded by the Leon S. Peters Foundation

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programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of
accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please
call 8-2669 in advance of your participation or visit.
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