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The Armenian Genocide and International Law

September 3 - 4 , 2009
Haigazian University, Beirut, Lebanon


PROGRAM

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2009
Formal Opening Session: 6:00 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Marios Garoyian, President of the House of Representatives - Cyprus

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2009
Registration: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Session One: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Moderator: Dr. Arda Ekmekji
Discussant: Dr. Naila Kaidbey
The Problem of Minorities and Majorities: The Case of the Ottoman Empire (in Arabic)
Dr. Georges Charaf
Demographic Engineering in the Ottoman Empire and the Armenian Genocide
Dr.Ugur Ungor
The Armenian Question According to Arab Sources ( in Arabic)
Dr. Mohammad Rifaat

Coffee Break: 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Discussion; 10:50 -11:30 a.m.

Session Two: 11:40 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Moderator: Giro Manoyan
Discussant: Dr. Rania Masri
Genocide and International Law (60 Years after the Convention, Problems and
Prospects)

Dr. William Schabas
The Armenian Genocide: Issues of Justice and International Law
Dr. Alfred De Zayas
The Armenians, Raphael Lemkin and the UN Genocide Convention
Khatchig Mouradian

Discussion: 12:40 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Lunch: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Session Three: 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Moderator: Dr. Joseph Bayeh
Discussant: Dr. Ohannes Geokjian

Turkish Nationalism and the Armenian Genocide Issue in Turkey Today
Dr. Taner Akcam
Genocide Denialism and Law in Turkey
Ragip Zarakolu
The Evolution of the Armenian Genocide Denial in Turkish Press
Dr. Seyhan Bayraktar
• Kurdish –Armenian Relations and the Armenian Genocide
Bilgin Ayata

Coffee Break: 4:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Discussion: 4:40 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2009
Session Four: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Moderator: Antranig Dakessian
Discussant: Dr. Haig Demoyan

Professional Ethics and the Denial of Armenian Genocide
Dr. Roger Smith
Restorative Justice and Alleviating the Consequences of Genocide
Dr. Henry Theriault
Universalizing the Legacy of the Armenian Genocide
Dr. Richard Hovannissian
Coffee Break: 10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Discussion: 10:50 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

CLOSING SESSION: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


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INOGS - International Network of Genocide Scholars
http://www.inogs.com

President: Jürgen Zimmerer (Sheffield)
Vice President: Henning Melber (Uppsala)
Executive Secretary: Dominik J. Schaller (Heidelberg)
Vice Executive Secretary: Jan-Bart Gewald (Leiden)

Journal of Genocide Research - the official INOGS Journal
http://www.informaworld.com/jgr

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