The Zoryan Institute for Contemporary Armenian Research and Documentation was established in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1982, and The Zoryan Institute of Canada, Inc., was incorporated in Toronto in 1984, as a non-profit research institute. They combine to form an international academic and scholarly center devoted to the documentation, study, and dissemination of material related to the life of the Armenian people in the recent past and the present, and within the context of larger world affairs. There are three broad fields of research in which the Institute is involved: Genocide Studies, Diaspora Studies, and studies dealing with Armenia . To accomplish this, the Institute sponsors, supports, and encourages multi-disciplinary scholarly research, documentation, conferences, and publications.
To mark the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal (successor to the Bertrand Russell Tribunal on Vietnam) held a special hearing in Paris on April 13-16, 1984. The Permanent Peoples' Tribunal was created to investigate major international crimes that no national or international body was willing or able to hear. This volume reproduces the evidence and papers delivered at the Tribunal's hearings, and its Verdict. The Tribunal's jury included three Nobel Prize winners and ten other eminent jurists, theologians, academics and political figures from various Western and Third World countries. This was the first international forum to clearly affirm the Armenian Genocide. A highlight of the Tribunal's verdict was that the Young Turk government during WWI was guilty of genocide, an international crime for which the Turkish state today must assume responsibility. The proceedings were first published in French in 1984, in English and Armenian in 1985, and in Portuguese in 2012.
"What Is To Be Asked?"
Tufts University, Medford, MA, January, 1984
In the first colloquium of the Zoryan Institute, twenty-seven participants sought to identify the most fundamental issues for further documentation, research and analysis in examining contemporary Armenian life.
This is a unique volume which attempts to bridge that gap. Through the extensive use of original documents, maps, statistical data, a chronology, and photographs covering the last eighty years, the Zoryan Institute and its staff provide the reader not only the necessary information but also the context within which it is possible to analyze the problems.
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