Zoryan's Featured Activities
Zoryan Awarded President's Medal Press Release
Yerevan, May 29, 2013—The Zoryan Institute has received the President’s Prize for 2012 for significant contribution to the cause of recognition of the Armenian Genocide. The awards, along with enclosed certificates and monetary bonuses, were handed out by President Serzh Sargsyan and Albert Boghossian, one of the founders of the Boghossian Foundation which sponsors the annual Prize. Describing the Zoryan Institute as one of the “key institutions” in the Diaspora, President Serzh Sargsyan declared, “The Armenian Diaspora’s crystallized spirit was reflected in the activities of the Zoryan Institute, allowing our people not only to survive the disaster, but also to reaffirm their determination to live on.”
Sumgait Tragedy Italian Edition Press Release
The Sumgait Tragedy: Pogroms against Armenians in Soviet
Azerbaijan, Volume I: Eyewitness Accounts is as relevant today as it
was when it was first published by Zoryan. A new Italian language
edition, La Tragedia di Sumgait: 1988, Un Pogrom di armeni
nell' Unione Sovietica has now been released. The edition was prepared
by Pietro Kuciukian and published by Guerini e Associati of Milan and
marks the ninth language that Zoryan's work has been published in. This
edition includes the preface to the English edition by human rights
activist Yelena Bonner, and to the French edition by human rights
activist, French politican, and co-founder of Medecins Sans Frontieres,
Bernard Kouchner. The timing of this book is critical when Azerbaijan
continues to use bellicose warmongering language.
Nuba Mountains Crisis Symposium
February 11, 2013 | 6-9 PM |SGM Auditorium | 595 Commonwealth Ave, Boston MA| Free Admission
Asia Minor Catastrophe and the Ottoman Greek Genocide Press Release
The Asia Minor Catastrophe and the Ottoman Greek Genocide: Essays on Asia Minor, Pontos, and Eastern Thrace, 1913-1923 edited by George N. Shirinian, Executive Director of the Zoryan Institute, is a compilation of innovative papers given by distinguished scholars at two academic conferences organized by the Asia Minor and Pontos Hellenic Research Center in Chicago.
How Will the Canadian Museum for Human Rights Represent Genocide?
The lack of responsiveness of the CMHR and the absence of information about how cases of the gross violation of human rights will be represented raise questions as to
which cases will be included, how much space will be allotted to each case, what their content will be, if they will have a permanent or only temporary exhibit, and how these
decisions are made.
Genocide is not genocide in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
An article titled, "Memory becomes a minefield at Canada's Museum for Human Rights," by Ira Basen in the August 20, 2011 issue of the Globe and Mail, provides an expose
of the controversy surrounding the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The appearance of this article calls for reflection on two critical factors regarding the museum,
which have not been adequately discussed: the important relationship between human rights and genocide, and the requirement of federal institutions to adhere to Canada's official
policy of multiculturalism.