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Speaker: Professor Taner Akçam, Robert Aram And Marianne Kaloosdian And Stephen And Marian Mugar Chair In Armenian Genocide Studies, Clark University
Clark University historian Taner Akçam has made landmark discoveries that prove the Ottoman government’s central role in planning the Armenian genocide. Despite decades of scholarly research, the scarcity of direct evidence has allowed Turkey to persist in its denial. Professor Akçam will discuss the findings published in his groundbreaking new book, Killing Orders: Talat Pasha’s Telegrams and the Armenian Genocide (2018). He will highlight a recently discovered document, a “smoking gun,”which removes the cornerstone of Turkey’s denialism. He will show that the killing orders signed by Ottoman Interior Minister Talat Pasha, which the Turkish Government has long discredited, are authentic.
Taner Akçam holds the Robert Aram and Marianne Kaloosdian and Stephen and Marian Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies at Clark’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. An internationally recognized human rights activist, Akçam was one of the first Turkish intellectuals to acknowledge and openly discuss the Armenian Genocide
Sponsored By The Strassler Center For Holocaust And Genocide Studies
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