AUA Visits Armenian Genocide Memorial on April 24

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YEREVAN–Faculty, staff and students from the American University in Armenia visited the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex on April 24 to pay homage to the victims and survivors of the Genocide.

AUA President Bruce Boghosian lead the procession, which included Provost Dennis Leavens, Vice President of Operations Ashot Ghazarian, Vice President of Finance Gevorg Goyunyan, as well as faculty, staff and students.

“Today, discourse about the Armenian Genocide is moving away from regarding it as an isolated historical event, and toward understanding it as an ongoing historical process,” said AUA President Bruce Boghosian, following the visit to Tsitsernakaberd. “Because denial is the eighth stage of genocide, and because Turkey continues to deny the Armenian Genocide, that genocide continues to the present day.  Another reason that it is ongoing is that Turkey continues to profit from the wealth and lands confiscated during the Genocide.  For that reason, any discussion of recognition of the Armenian Genocide must necessarily include restitution and reparations.”

The Armenian Genocide in Turkish memory and identity is the topic of this year’s annual commemorative talk on the Armenian Genocide at the American University of Armenia (AUA).  Dr. Uğur Ümit Üngör, the director of Graduate Studies at the Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam, will explore the topic in a live webcast from the Netherlands to be broadcast in Manoogian Hall at AUA on Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 PM (Yerevan Time). For more information about the event, click here. The lecture will also be streamed live on

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.

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