SYDNEY: The Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (AIHGS) has announced that Dr. Hans-Lukas Kieser will keynote the 2019 Armenian Genocide Commemorative Lecture, which will be held at the New South Wales Parliament House Theatrette on Thursday 22nd August.
Kieser, who is Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle, focuses his research on the demise of the Ottoman Empire and how this shaped the modern history of conflict in the Middle East.
His lecture will draw from his latest book, “Talaat Pasha: Father of Modern Turkey, Architect of Genocide”.
The Armenian Genocide Commemorative Lecture is an annual series hosted by the AIHGS that aims to engage with fresh academic perspectives on the issue of the Armenian Genocide, denial, and recognition.
Past speakers have included acclaimed international best-selling author Chris Bohjalian, New York Times best-selling author Peter Balakian, Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles Dr. Richard Hovanissian, and the founder of genocide studies in Australia, Dr. Colin Tatz.
The lecture will begin at 7:30pm, and will be preceded at 7pm by the annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Armenian Genocide Memorial Khatchkar (cross-stone) in the Parliament’s Peace Garden.
A bus has been organised to transport guests to and from the Armenian Cultural Centre in Willoughby (259 Penshurst Street). RSVPs required by emailing email@example.com.