AGMI researchers Asya Darbinyan and Anna Aleksanyan participated in “Genocide and Human Rights University Program” organized by Zoryan Institute, Toronto, Canada.
“Genocide and Human Rights University Program” (GHRUP) organized by Zoryan Institute ran from August 6 to 17 in Toronto, Canada. It was a two-week seminar during which prominent scholars and participants from different countries presented and discussed various topics on human rights, theories of genocide, Armenian Genocide, Holocaust, genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda and Darfur, genocide denial, psychological impact of genocide, as well as issues concerning genocide and international law, genocide prevention, etc.
This year Anna Aleksanyan and Asya Darbinyan, two researchers from Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, also took part in this program. Aleksanyan is a research fellow at AGMI of NAS of RA and the topic of her dissertation is “Experiences of Armenian Women from the Years of Genocide.”
Darbinyan is a PhD student at the same institute and the topic of her dissertation is “Relief Efforts of Near East Relief Organization for Armenian Orphans during and after the Armenian Genocide.”
On the last day of the program the participants made presentations. Aleksanyan reported on life of Aurora Mardiganian, genocide survivor, and on “Auction of Souls”, the first movie about the Armenian Genocide in which was starring Mardiganian.
Darbinyan’s presentation was about the significance of humanitarian assistance and about the humanitarian aid provided by the Near East Relief organization for Armenian orphans.
Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute expresses its gratitude to the organizers and donors of the program, due to whom the participation of two young researchers of the institute in this program became possible.