On Nov. 21, 2010, the ARF Eastern U.S. Central Committee organized a public forum titled “The ARF at 120: A Critical Appreciation” at the New York Hilton Hotel. Featuring historians, economists, political scientists, and activists, this unprecedented panel discussion critically reviewed the ARF’s history and current politics, providing recommendations for the road ahead.
The panel featured David Grigorian (Senior Fellow, Policy Forum Armenia), Dennis Papazian (Professor Emeritus of History, University of Michigan-Dearborn), Ara Sanjian (Professor of History, University of Michigan-Dearborn), and K.M. Kourken Sarkissian (President, Zoryan Institute), with Dr. Hratch Zadoian (Professor of Political Science, Queens College) serving as moderator. Antranig Kasbarian (chair, ARF Central Committee, Eastern U.S.) served as discussant.
The Armenian Weekly features the presentations from this groundbreaking public forum, as well as the comments of the ARF chair in response to the critique.
Click on the links below to access the presentations.
The ARF’s First 120 Years: A Historian’s Perspective
By Ara Sanjian
ARF: Reflections and refractions: 1988-2010
By Kourken Sarkissian
Comments by Prof. Dennis Papazian
By Dennis Papazian
ARF and Armenia: How to Withstand the Challenges of the Future?
By David Grigorian
ARF Chair Antranig Kasbarian’s Response to the Papers
By Antranig Kasbarian