INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: Surviving the Catastrophe - KUL - 30/04

Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Tuesday April 30, 2015

Preliminary program


I. Academic part

Hoger Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte (Kard. Mercierplein 2, 3000 Leuven) - Room Kard. Mercier

8:15-8:30 Reception and welcome by Prof. Dr. Bart Raymaekers, dean of the Higher Institute for Philosophy

8:30-9:15 Prof. Dr. K. Malfliet, Vicerector KU Leuven, Introduction. Some Thoughts on Soviet and Russian Approaches to the Armenian Genocide

9:15-10:00 Prof. Dr. Hans Lukas Kieser (Univ. of Zurich, Department of History Co-President, Research Foundation Switzerland-Turkey) : Europe and Ottoman Armenia. How to come to terms with a history of cataclysm and failed responsibility?

10:00-10:45 Prof. Dr. Jim Snow (Loyola, U.S.): Death is Not the End of Genocide: Reflections on Armenia.

10:45-11:15 coffee break

11:15-12:00 Prof. Dr. Agop Kerkiacharian, (President de l'Academie Internationale des Sciences Ararat, Paris, en President de l'Agence Internationale pour la Paix) : Reglement de la Question armeno-turque par etapes successives. Proposition et interet bilateral comme Premiere Etape: la Construction d'une Autoroute GUMRI-TRABZON, apres Reconnaissance du Genocide armenien par l'Etat turc.

12:00-12:45 Hayk Demoyan, Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute in Yerevan, Armenia (TBC)   Lunch 12:45 – 14:00

14:00-14:45 Prof. Dr. Stephan Parmentier,  Prof. Dr. Jogchum Vrielink & Prof. Dr. Koen Lemmens (KUL): The legal prohibition of negationism: lessons drawn from the Armenian experience.

14:45-15:30 Dr. Stefan Kristensen  (Université de Genève) & Anna Barseghian (Utopiana, Geneve): Les fantômes centenaires nous regardent

15:30-16:15 Rev. Father Koryoun (Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem): Archives of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem relating to the Armenian Genocide

16:15-16:45 coffee break

16:45-17:30 Gaspar Karampetian, European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy.

17:30-18:15 Dr. Marie Rose Abousefian (San Francisco): Reflection of the Armenian Genocide in Hagop Oshagan's works (TBC)

II. Cultural Part

Concert Vache Sharafyan, Maria Theresia College (Grote Aula) Sint-Michielsstraat 6, 3000 Leuven  

20:00  Introduction by H.E. the Ambassador Tatoul Markarian

20:30 The Measurements of Infinity, World Première, piano and violin: Vache Sharafyan (composer Erevan, pianist), violin (Tigran Maytesian, Lemmens - KU Leuven)  


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