Dana Walrath Feature

Lyricism, Magic, and Graphic Medicine: An Interview with Dana Walrath

Special for the Armenian Weekly Meet author Dana Walrath. Born in Greensboro, N.C., and raised in New York City, Walrath’s heart has always been in Palu, her ancestral homeland. Her latest book, Like Water on Stone, is a heartfelt homage to the old country; a story of loss and new opportunities. [more...]

November 20, 2015 // 1 Comment

anna feature

From Baku Pogroms to Elected Office in Maine

Turcotte Speaks to the Weekly about Her Win, Election Campaign, and Journey WESTBROOK CITY, Maine (A.W.)—“Coming to the United States as a refugee in 1992, I was always fascinated with the electoral process, the judicial system, and the way of life here. I love this country. I voted the minute [more...]

November 11, 2015 // 9 Comments

Ihrig Book Cover

Hitler, Ataturk, and German-Turkish Relations

An Interview with Stefan Ihrig Special for the Armenian Weekly The following interview with Stefan Ihrig, author of Justifying Genocide: Germany and the Armenians from Bismarck to Hitler (due out in December 2015), was conducted by Edward Kanterian, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University [more...]

October 30, 2015 // 13 Comments

Sign at the entrance of the Camp reads ‘Camp Armen has been returned to the Armenian People’ in Turkish (Photo: Nor Zartonk)

Sayat Tekir Discusses Camp Armen Resistance, Future Actions

‘Turkey is a rich country—when it comes to injustices’ Hours after news broke out that Camp Armen would be returned to the Gedikpasha Armenian Evangelical Church Foundation, Sayat Tekir, a member of the Nor Zartonk Armenian movement of Istanbul, spoke to the Armenian Weekly, reflecting on the [more...]

October 29, 2015 // 1 Comment

Penguins look forward to greeting Dr. Deneb Karentz during her annual work-study trips to Antarctica. ‘They’re very curious and will come check us out,’ she said.

Living with the Penguins in Antarctica

Imagine living in a freeze zone by an ice-covered lake named in your honor where the temperature hits 70 below (not counting wind chill) and your best friends are the penguins. For Dr. Deneb Karentz, it’s just another day on the job—in Antarctica! Dr. Deneb Karentz is bundled up in Antarctica [more...]

October 12, 2015 // 3 Comments

AUA's AGBU Papazian Library (Photo: AUA)

The American University of Armenia: A Home Away from Home

An Interview with AUA President Armen Der Kiureghian The American University of Armenia (AUA) is considered one of the top academic institutions in Armenia. What many do not know, however, is that the university was established in the wake of tragedy and disaster. Founded in 1991, the university [more...]

October 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

ARS volunteers prepare means for needy families in Syria

Navigating the Syrian Crisis: An Interview with Zepure Reisian

The following interview with Zepure Reisian, an Aleppo-based member of the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) Central Executive, was conducted at the Armenian Weekly offices in late August. It provides a glimpse into the challenges facing the Armenian community in Syria, and the efforts to alleviate [more...]

September 14, 2015 // 9 Comments


A New Awakening: An Interview with Nor Zartonk’s Sayat Tekir

An Armenian Struggle Against Rights Abuses in Turkey ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)—In late June, as the live-in demonstration to save Camp Armen, the former Armenian summer camp located in the Tuzla district of Istanbul, entered its 53rd day, Sayat Tekir, an Istanbul-based activist and member of the [more...]

August 27, 2015 // 0 Comments


Teaching Genocide Prevention through the Story of Near East Relief

An Interview with Karine Shnorhokian and Ron Levitsky Special for the Armenian Weekly The Near East Foundation (NEF), the successor organization of the Near East Relief (NER), recently partnered with the Genocide Education Project (GenED) and the Armenian Genocide Justice (AGJ) 2015 Committee of [more...]

July 8, 2015 // 1 Comment

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