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MEDIA CONTACT: Polly Burks
561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu

FAU Presents Two Lectures on Armenia

BOCA RATON, FL (March 19, 2008) – Florida Atlantic University presents  Richard G. Hovannisian, professor of Armenian and Near Eastern History at the University of California, Los Angeles, with two lectures about Armenia.   The first lecture, entitled “The Armenian Genocide as a Prototype,” will take place on Wednesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. in the Senate Chambers of the Student Union on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road.   The second lecture, titled “The Changing Landscape of Historic Western Armenia,” will take place on Sunday, April 6 at 4 p.m. in the Grand Palm Room of the Student Union Building. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

Among his many distinctions, Hovannisian was appointed the first holder of the Armenian Educational Foundation Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History at UCLA. He is also a Guggenheim Fellow and has received many honors for his scholarship, civic activities and advancement of Armenian Studies.   Among Hovannisian’s writings are the books Armenia on the Road to Independence, The Republic of Armenia, and The Armenian Holocaust.  

The lectures are sponsored by Jim and Marta Batmasian, along with Alan Berger, FAU’s Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair in Holocaust Studies, and the Center for the Study of Values and Violence after Auschwitz in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.  

For more information, call 561-297-2979.

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