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The Resilience of the Armenian People

Richard Hovannisian

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May 2020


The Resilience of the Armenian People

Dr. Richard Hovannisian reflects on the lasting impact of the denial of the Armenian Genocide and how it has both haunted and united generations of Armenians dispersed throughout the world around a collective sense of national dispossession and need for recognition. The acknowledgement of the Genocide, Dr. Hovannisian argues, is a necessary step in removing this historical burden and allowing resources and energies to be redirected to where the Armenian people have historically shined.

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Dr. Richard Hovannisian is Professor Emeritus of History and First Holder of the Armenian Educational Foundation Chair in Modern Armenian History at UCLA, the author or contributing editor of 32 books, including five volumes on the first Republic of Armenia and five volumes on the Armenian Genocide, together with some 80 scholarly articles. A Guggenheim Fellow, he is the initiator and six-time president of the Society for Armenian Studies, established in 1974, and has lectured worldwide on topics relating to Armenian and Near Eastern history and cultures, for which he has received numerous awards, commendations, and encyclicals.


Topics: Genocide History