Registration Now Open for ‘Responsibility 2015’ Conference in NY

NEW YORK—Registration is now open for the “Responsibility 2015” conference on March 13-15 at New York’s Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. To register, visit either the conference website, or the conference registration page.

“Responsibility 2015” marks the Armenian Genocide Centennial and will feature 12 concurrent panels, lectures, and photography and art exhibits. 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 the struggle towards preventing new ones.

Speakers include jurist Geoffrey Robertson, actor and playwright Eric Bogosian, screenwriter and playwright Alex Dinelaris, photojournalist Scout Tufankjian, novelists Chris Bohjalian and Nancy Kricorian, journalists Robert Fisk, Guillaume Perrier, Laure Marchand, and David Barsamian, scholars Richard HovannisianDebórah DworkRaymond KévorkianRoy L. BrooksElisa Von Joeden-ForgeyJanna Thompson, Jermaine McCalpin, Israel Charny, Roger Smith, David Gaunt, Seyhan Bayraktar, Bilgin Ayata, Marc Mamigonian, Ruken Sengul, Umit KurtKori Street, Elyse Semerdjian, and Hannibal Travis, human rights activist Sarah Leah Whitson, and educator Sara Cohan, among others.

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

The “Responsibility 2015” conference is being organized by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Eastern U.S. Centennial Committee, under the auspices of the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee of America, Eastern Region.

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

For periodic updates, contact conference coordinator Maral Choloyan at, or visit the conference Facebook page or the conference website, at

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