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About Alan Whitehorn (6 Articles)
Alan Whitehorn is an emeritus professor of political science at the Royal Military College of Canada and author of a several books on the Armenian Genocide, including Just Poems: Reflections on the Armenian Genocide.

Remembering April 24: A Personal Odyssey

The following is an abridged and updated version of a chapter in ‘Literary Ark 2014: Armenia Hosts Literature’ (Yerevan, AOKS, 2015). Lead Up to 100th Memorial Year ‘As I stood on these dark stone steps at Tsitsernakaberd, I was surrounded by hundreds of thousands of mourners from around [more...]

March 23, 2016 // 1 Comment

War, Refugees, and Passports

I watch the powerful images of hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing war in the Middle East and I hear the harsh voices of some senior government officials and state bureaucrats claiming that little can be done since these “people on the move” lack proper government identification. However, [more...]

September 11, 2015 // 2 Comments

Describing the Indescribable: 1915

The following is an excerpt from The Armenian Genocide: The Essential Reference Guide (Santa Barbara, ABC-CLIO, 2015), edited by Alan Whitehorn, to be published in April.   over of Whitehorn’s The Armenian Genocide: The Essential Reference Guide How does one “think about the [more...]

March 10, 2015 // 2 Comments

The Gallipoli/Dardanelles Campaign and the Armenian Genocide

‘In most of the writings about Gallipoli, civilian deportations and casualties are rarely mentioned. Even more disappointing is the failure to make the important link that the Gallipoli/Dardanelles campaigns had to one of the key phases of the Armenian Genocide—a genocide that would lead to the [more...]

June 18, 2014 // 18 Comments

Genocide Encyclopedias and the Armenian Genocide

Special for the Armenian Weekly The two key human rights concepts of “crimes against humanity” and “genocide” have their roots in the response to the Young Turk mass deportations and massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire during World War I. Following the April 24, 1915 mass arrests [more...]

February 26, 2014 // 10 Comments

Searching for 1915: Newspaper Coverage of the Armenian Genocide

Special to the Armenian Weekly As we approach the 100th memorial year of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, there is increasing global interest and attention to what happened to so many Armenians. There is also a desire to discover how much the world knew at that time. Armenians and non-Armenians alike [more...]

December 27, 2013 // 12 Comments