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NAASR Announces - Raphael Lemkin Award Winner Prof. Donald Bloxham - To Speak at NAASR - 13 December 2007

Receives Raphael Lemkin Award in NYC on Nov. 9

Prof. Donald Bloxham, Professor of Modern History at the University of Edinburgh and currently the J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Senior Scholar-in-Residence at the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., will give a lecture entitled "The Role of the Great Powers in the Armenian Genocide" on Thursday, December 13, at 8:00 p.m., at the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) Center, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02478. This will be Bloxham's first public lecture in the Boston area.

The lecture will be based on Bloxham's acclaimed book The Great Game of Genocide: Imperialism, Nationalism, and the Destruction of the Ottoman Armenians (Oxford Univ. Press).

In recognition of Bloxham's scholarly contribution to the field of genocide studies, he will be awarded the Raphael Lemkin Award on Friday, November 9, at 2:00 p.m. at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Room 1311 North Hall, 445 West 59th Street, New York City. Bloxham will give a talk and receive the Lemkin Award, which is given by the Institute for the Study of Genocide. The event is open to the public. For more information contact Dr. Helen Fein at

Bloxham is the youngest full professor of history in the UK and the winner of several prizes and honors for his work in addition to the Lemkin Award. He is also the author of Genocide on Trial: War Crimes Trials and the Formation of Holocaust History and Memory, The Holocaust: Critical Historical Approaches (with Tony Kushner), and the forthcoming Genocide, the World Wars, and the Unweaving of Europe.

NAASR Christmas Open House Before and After Bloxham Lecture on Dec. 13

Preceding and following Bloxham's Dec. 13 lecture, NAASR will hold its annual Christmas open house, featuring refreshments, music, and gift-wrapping. The bookstore will open at 6:00 p.m. and remain open until 11:00 p.m.

Admission to the event is free. Ample parking is available around the NAASR building and in adjacent areas on Concord Ave. The lecture will begin promptly at 8:00.
For more information about the lecture or about NAASR and its programs to advance Armenian studies and research, please call 617-489-1610, e-mail, or write to NAASR, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02478.

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