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NAASR Webinar ‘Nagorno Karabakh/Artsakh in the Media: Perspectives from Around the Globe’ Tonight

The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) invites you to a webinar tonight at 6:00pm ET entitled “Nagorno-Karabakh/Artsakh in the Media: Perspectives from Around the Globe” with a panel of scholar analysts.

In light of the most recent developments, they will also be discussing the current situation.

This is a rescheduling of the program that was to have taken place on November 5.

This program co-sponsored by Armenian Center at Columbia University and the NAASR/Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues.

You have the option of viewing the livestream on the NAASR YouTube channel or attending via Zoom:

To attend on Zoom, register in advance as capacity is limited. Zoom attendees can submit written questions via Zoom which will be asked as time permits. Zoom Registration link:

Congregation B’nai Israel to host Ambassador Dennis Ross

On Sunday, March 18, 2018, Congregation B’nai Isreal will host a panel discussion entitled, “Is Middle East Peace Possible? A Diplomat’s Perspective” with Ambassador Dennis Ross. The discussion will include an all-star panel of scholars.

Ambassador Dennis Ross will be joined by Florida Atlantic University professors Dr. Ralph Nurnberger, Dr. Robert G. Rabil and Dr. Mehmet Gurses.

Congregation B’nai Isreal is located at 2200 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33431.

Event Details:

Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 2:30 PM

CBI Members: $18
Community Guests: $30
Students & Military with ID: Free
FAU-FSMES Members: Free

Click here to register:


Ambassador Dennis Ross is counselor and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy in Washington, DC. Prior to returning to the Institute in 2011, he served two years as special assistant to President Obama and National Security Council senior director for the Central Region, and a year as special advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

For more than twelve years, Ambassador Ross played a leading role in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process and dealing directly with the parties in negotiations. Ross is the author of several influential books on the peace process, most recently Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, October 2015).

Full biography here:

Koushakjian Talks Armenia, Christian Persecution in the Middle East with Republican Presidential Candidate Marco Rubio


On Tuesday, January 12, Florida Armenians Editor Taniel Koushakjian spoke with Florida Senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio in Washington, D.C. Koushakjian thanked Rubio for his cosponsorship of S. Res. 140, the Armenian Genocide resolution currently pending in the Senate.

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They also discussed the plight of Christians in the Middle East and the need for the U.S. to declare Islamic State (aka ISIS or ISIL) attacks on Christians as genocide. Rubio pointed out that he is also an original cosponsor of S. Res. 340, which would label ISIS attacks on Armenians, Assyrians, Yezidis, and other religious minority groups in Iraq and Syria as genocide. ISIS “is conducting genocide against Christians, Yezidis, and others in region,” Rubio said two days later at the Republican presidential debate on Thursday, January 14.