BOSTON, Mass.—On Fri., Dec. 12, Middlesex County Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian will moderate a panel discussion entitled, “Exploring Identities in the Armenian Diaspora: A Panel Discussion with Members of the Emerging Generation,” at Northeastern University in Boston. The program is being organized by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) and is co-sponsored by the Northeastern Armenian Students Association, the MIT Armenian Society, AGBU-YP Boston, and NAASR.
Although it is often referred to as if it were a single entity, the Armenian Diaspora is comprised of several generations of diverse individuals and groups. This panel will engage in a frank discussion with four young Armenian Americans of various backgrounds that explores various aspects of Armenian identity in the diaspora. Following the program and question-and-answer period, there will be a reception and refreshments.
Koutoujian is the current sheriff of Middlesex County. First appointed by Governor Deval Patrick and then elected in 2012, Koutoujian has focused his efforts on further professionalizing the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, while providing additional resources for those in his custody in an effort to address their criminal behavior. Prior to his tenure as Sheriff, Koutoujian served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where he chaired the Committees on Healthcare, Public Health, and Financial Services.
The panel discussion begins at 7 p.m. at Northeastern University, McLeod Suites, Curry Student Center (3rd floor), 346 Huntington Ave. in Boston. For more information, contact NAASR by calling (617) 489-1610 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.