The Origins of the Armenian Genocide:
The Crucial Years, 1912-15

On April 18, 2015, the AGBU Armenian Virtual College live streamed an international conference organized by the Armenian Studies Program at UC Berkeley. The conference covered the crucial three years between 1912 and 1915, and discussed a combination of key events and factors that triggered the Genocide. Check out the event highlights and live discussion under #AVCARMGEN hashtag on Twitter. For more photos of the event, visit us at Flickr.

Prof. Stephan Astourian
UC Berkeley, USA

“Armenian Genocide Studies: Development as a Field, Historiographic Appraisal, and the Road Ahead”

Prof. Ronald Grigor Suny
University of Michigan, USA

“They Can Live in the Desert But Nowhere Else’: Explaining the Armenian Genocide”

Prof. Fatma Müge Göçek
University of Michigan, USA

“Ottoman Past, Turkish Present and the Collective Violence Against the Armenians, 1789-2009”

Prof. Margaret Lavinia Anderson
UC Berkeley, USA

“A Responsbility to Protest? The Public, the Powers, and the Armenians in the Era of Abdülhamid II”

Prof. Donald Bloxham
University of Edinburgh, UK

“The Great Powers and the Armenian Question up to the Eve of Genocide”

Q&A Session 1

Prof. Ryan Gingeras
Naval Postgraduate School, USA

“Empire’s End in Rumeli: Ottoman Implications of Serb State-Building in Macedonia, 1912-1914”

Prof. Erik-Jan Zürcher
Leiden University, Netherlands

“Macedonia of the East? Young Turk Perceptions of the Armenian ‘Problem’”

Garabet Moumdjian
Independent Scholar and Consultant

“ARF 7th (1913) and 8th (1914) General Congresses: Ambitious Politics versus Stark Realities”

Prof. Yektan Türkyılmaz
Zentrum Moderner Orient, Germany

“Rethinking ‘the Path’ to the Armenian Genocide (June 1913-August 1914)”

Prof. Ruben Safrastyan
National Academy of Sciences, Armenia

“Genocide of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire: The Last Week of May 1915”

Prof. Uğur Ümit Üngör
Utrecht University, Netherlands

“Explaining Regional Variation in the Armenian Genocide”

Q&A Session 2