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Thursday, October 4, 2012
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building (floor 2)
Chair, Armenian Genocide Studies, Department of History, Clark University
Dr. Taner Akcam of Clark University will present some of the findings from his new book, The Young Turks' Crime Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire. Dr. Akcam will discuss his research involving newly available WWI-era documents contained in the Ottoman Archives, suggesting the Armenian Genocide began as part of a general demographic policy, which was first directed against the Greeks before World War I…only later morphing into genocide, because of ‘real or paranoid’ security concerns.
Taner Akçam, Ph. D., is Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies, Department of History at Clark University. His most recent book is The Young Turks's Crime Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire (Princeton University Press/2012).
This event is co-sponsored with:
The Kokkalis Program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe