Best-selling author Chris Bohjalian and scholar/expert Khatchig Mouradian will present “Narrating Genocide,” a public discussion beginning at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Higgins Lounge in Dana Commons at Clark University. Organized by the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and co-sponsored by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), the event will explore the different routes to the past—literature and history—and how each genre informs the other. Strassler Center Director and Rose Professor Debórah Dwork will moderate the discussion, which is part of the center’s “Critical History” lecture series. Bohjalian is the author of 17 books, nine of which are New York Times best-sellers. His novel “Midwives” was a No. 1 New York Times best-seller and a selection of Oprah’s Book Club. His work has been translated into more than 25 languages, and three of his novels have become movies. His books have been chosen as Best Books of the Year by several major media. In October, he will be presented with the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Freedom Award in Philadelphia.
Mouradian is the coordinator of the Armenian Genocide Program at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University. He teaches history and sociology at Rutgers University as adjunct professor. Mouradian is a doctoral candidate at the Strassler Center, and a Calouste Gulbenkian Armenian Studies Fellow. He served as editor of the Armenian Weekly from 2007 to 2014. This event is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow. For more information, email Sarah Cushman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to visit the Strassler Center on Facebook. Founded in 1887 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university addressing social and human imperatives on a global scale. Nationally renowned as a college that changes lives, Clark is emerging as a transformative force in higher education today. LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice) is Clark’s pioneering model of education that combines a robust liberal arts curriculum with life-changing world and workplace experiences. Clark’s faculty and students work across boundaries to develop solutions to complex challenges in the natural sciences, psychology, geography, management, urban education, Holocaust and genocide studies, environmental studies, and international development and social change. The Clark educational experience embodies the University’s motto: Challenge convention. Change our world. www.clarku.edu