Please join us at the
ARS Norian Youth Connect Program
at Columbia University on March 2, 2019
Join leading scientists, artists, intellectuals, and university students from across the country for a weekend of stimulating discussions and networking opportunities!
Meet the Speakers
Anna Ohanyan
Richard B. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Stonehill College.

Prof. Ohanyan is author of Russia Abroad: Driving Regional Fracture in Post-Communist Eurasia and Beyond (forthcoming: Georgetown University, 2019) , Networked Regionalism as Conflict Management (Stanford, 2015) and NGOs, IGOs, and Network Mechanism of Post-Conflict Global Governance in Microfinance (Palgrave, 2008)

Her articles have appeared in the International Studies Review, Peace and Change, Conflict Resolution Quarterly, Wilson Quarterly, and Global Society, among other journals. She has also contributed to the Washington Post/Monkey Cage, Al Jazeera, and World Policy Institute.
Mari Manoogian

Mari is a fourth-generation Armenian-American. She graduated with a bachelor's and master's degree from George Washington University's Elliot School of International Affairs.

Mari has interned for Congressman John Dingell, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the United States Mission to the United Nations for Ambassador Samantha Power. She also worked full-time at the U.S. Department of State in the Office of English Language Programs.

Mari was recently elected as State Representative for Michigan's 40th District.
Khatchig Mouradian

Prof. Khatchig Mouradian is a lecturer in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University, where he also heads the Armenian studies program.

Mouradian's first book, 'To the Limit of Endurance': The Armenian Genocide and Resistance in Ottoman Syria during WWI, is forthcoming in 2019.

Mouradian is the recipient of a Calouste Gilbenkian Research Fellowship to write the history of the Armenian community in China in the 19th and 20th centuries (2014). He is also the recipient of the first Hrant Dink Justice and Freedom Award of the Organization of Istanbul Armenians (2014), the Society for Armenian Studies Best Conference Paper Award (2015), and the Armenian Relief Society’s Agnouni Award (2018).
Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh

Professor of Art History at the University of California, Davis. She is the award-winning author of  The Image of an Ottoman City: Architecture in Aleppo (2004). Her writing has also appeared in the Huffington Post and the Los Angeles Times. Her new book, T he Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript, from Genocide to Justice , was published in February by Stanford University Press.

Her research has been supported by fellowships from the J. Paul Getty Trust, National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright-Hays, Social Science Research Council, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, and the Office of the President of the University of California.
Nancy Kricorian

Nancy is a New York-based writer and organizer. She is the author of the novels Zabelle , Dreams of Bread and Fire , and most recently, All The Light There Was , which is about an Armenian family in Paris during World War II. She is currently at work on a new novel set in Beirut during the Lebanese Civil War.

She has been the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, The Anahid Literary Award of the Armenian Center at Columbia University, and a Gold Medal of the Writers Union of Armenia, among other honors. Nancy Kricorian was the Fall 2015 Writer-in-Residence at the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University, and is a Fellow of the Women Mobilizing Memory Project at Columbia’s Center for the Study of Social Difference.
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