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Remembering Professor Richard G. Hovannisian: Looking Back, Moving Forward

April 6, 2024 | 8:00AM - 6:00PM

Saturday, April 6, 8 am–6 pm
Mong Learning Center, Engineering VI Building
404 Westwood Plaza, Parking Structure 8, $4/hr, max $15/day


This all-day symposium is dedicated to the life and legacy of UCLA Professor Richard G. Hovannisian.

Hovannisian was a faculty member at UCLA for over 50 years and the first to hold the Armenian Educational Foundation Professorial Chair in Modern Armenian History, now named in his honor. His monumental work includes: The Republic of Armenia in four volumes, several books on the Armenian Genocide, 15 volumes in the series Historic Armenian Cities and Provinces, and over one thousand interviews of genocide survivors conducted with the help of his students. Hovannisian’s tremendous contributions and legacy will continue to inspire and guide scholars for many generations.

This program is co-sponsored by: The Promise Armenian Institute, UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, The Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA Law, Fowler Museum at UCLA, UCLA History Richard Hovannisian Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History, Narekatsi Chair in Armenian Studies at UCLA, Armenian Music Program at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research, Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Society for Armenian Studies, UCI Center for Armenian Studies, Armenian Studies Program at CSU Fresno, USC Institute of Armenian Studies, USC Shoah Foundation, UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy.

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