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The Armenian Genocide's Legacy 100 Years Later


Date:         6 and 7 March 2015

Location:  Institute for Global Justice, Sophialaan 10, The Hague, Netherlands


Mr. Alexis Demirdjian, the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the University of Southern California - Dornsife Institute of Armenian Studies hosted a conference on 6 and 7 March 2015 in The Hague to mark the centennial of the events commonly referred to as the Armenian Genocide* of 1915 to 1923.


The conference gathered 22 academics and professionals from various fields of study who are contributing to an interdisciplinary multi-author book on the topic of the relevance of the Armenian genocide today and the impact these have had on various fields of study. The conference coincided with commemorative events around the world in 2015.


The subject of the discussion during the conference revolved around the central theme of the book: the relevance of the Genocide today and its impact on the fields of study of Law, History, Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, Literature, Education and Media Studies. A critical discussion on the impact of the Genocide took place and addressed several aspects of the current discourse both from the analysis of human behavior and from a retrospective outlook on the past century.


The conference was open to the public and free of charge. 


* The use of the word genocide is not meant to be determinative of the legal responsibility of parties to the conflict nor is the aim of this project to establish that the 1915-1923 actually constituted acts of genocide. Rather, the word is used as an academic concept since the events are commonly known under this label.  The objectives of the Conference and the book are purely academic and are not aimed at promoting activism relating to the proving or disproving that the events which took place between 1915 and 1923 constitute acts of genocide. 



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