International Conference on Genocide Centennial to be Held in NY

NEW YORK—An international conference marking the Armenian Genocide’s centennial will take place on March 13-15, 2015 at New York’s Marriott Marquis Hotel.

The three-day conference will feature a lineup of prominent historians, policymakers, authors, and artists from around the globe. The program will consist of concurrent morning and afternoon panels and discussions focusing on justice and reparations for cases of genocide, the responsibility to protect (R2P), genocide research, activism for justice and accountability, building solidarity, and artistic responses to genocide and mass violence.

The conference, entitled “Responsibility 2015,” is being organized by the ARF Eastern US centennial committee, under the auspices of the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee of America, Eastern Region.

Evening sessions bringing together policymakers, political leaders, artists and celebrities known for their activism and humanitarian work will highlight the theme of responsibility to confront past injustices and struggle towards preventing new ones.

Photography and art exhibits with the theme of survival will be held at the same venue for the duration of the conference.

The organizing committee consists of the following scholars and activists: Khatchig Mouradian and Hayg Oshagan, co-chairs; George Aghjayan, Kim Hekimian, Antranig Kasbarian, and Henry Theriault.

A list of conference participants will be issued in the coming weeks. For periodic updates, please contact conference coordinator Sarkis Balkhian at, or visit the conference website at


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  1. Thank you so much for this conference! 2015 is approaching and I thought that higher ups doesn´t care anymore… It will be an honour and a privilige to listen to the heroes of the Armenian Community who take the fight against the Denial of the ARMENIAN GENOCIDE. What can happen to us when we stay together in the darkest days of the denial threat?! What can Turks do if Dadrian, Kaligian, Mouradian, Theriault, Papazian and all the others speak with one voice! Keep up the good work! Resist!

  2. remember, Unity, is based on Inclusiveness, leadership development, empowerment through knowledge. Only when we are aware of our weaknesses can we focus on developing strategic goals , vision, and mission in his strength.

  3. This is another great venue to remind world and specially Turkey about Genocide committed and denied for 100 years, thanks to organizers and speakers.

    I also wished if there was a documentary based movie on big screens worldwide by the end of this year.

  4. I want to register for the Conference in New York and want to know if there is a registration page and fee. Having recently completed The Forty Days of Musa Dagh for the 2nd time I want to know so much more about this genocide. My family was also killed in a genocide and it is important to understand the underlying causes of this cruely. Please let me know how I can sign up and register at:

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