On May 5, 6 and 7 AGMI organized series of public lectures with the participation of the famous Armenian-American historian, professor of sociology and leading expert in the Armenian Genocide studies, Prof. Vahakn Dadrian.
The main goal of the AGMI public lectures is to inform the broad audience about the scientific opinions and new researches in the sphere of the genocide studies.
In his presentations Professor Dadrian touched upon following topics:
“Unfinished “Nuremberg”: Young Turk criminals in the Republican Turkey’s political elite”.
Prof. Dadrian thoroughly touched upon the issue of the engagement of Ottoman military and civil officials in committing of massacres, stressing on the issue of the connection of the Armenian Genocide and the creation of Kemalist military-political establishment in the early period of Republican Turkey.
In the second lecture of Prof. Dadrian titled as “The role of Turkish army in the Armenian Genocide”,
he touched upon the participation of Turkish army officers and commanders in the atrocities committed against Armenians, both in decision making and implementing of massacres, and the legacy of the anti-Armenian policy of Turkish military establishment directed against Armenians during the rule of different political regimes in Turkey.
In his third lecture titled “The perspectives and main directions of Armenian Genocide studies”
Prof. Dadrian gave some outlines on the perspectives of Armenian Genocide studies and the new challenges for further researches in this field.