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Legislating Reality And Politicizing History: Contextualizing Armenian Claims Of Genocide And Responses To The Campaign - Assist. Prof. Brendon J. Cannon

Published: 05-12-2017


On 17 May 2017, Center for Eurasian Studies (AVİM) will host Assist. Prof. Brendon J. Cannon to deliver a conference titled “Legislating Reality and Politicizing History: Contextualizing Armenian Claims of Genocide and Responses to the Campaign”. At this conference, Assist. Prof. Cannon will speak about the identity-based genesis and related fecundity of the Armenian campaign in relation to the events of 1915. He will explore how the Armenian position has achieved recognition and the reactions to the Turkish position. Additionally, Assist. Prof. Cannon will attempt to outline inconsistencies in the Armenian campaign and highlight potential elements of changing the debate.

Assist. Prof. Brendon J. Cannon received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Utah, USA and his MA in Middle East Studies and History from the same institution. He currently teaches at Khalifa University’s Institute of International & Civil Security (IICS) in Abu Dhabi, UAE. His current research interests include the late Ottoman Empire and early Republican Turkey, Turkish foreign policy -particularly in relation to Africa, non-state armed actors, transnational political violence, and the Armenian campaign. He is the author of several academic articles and books including Legislating Reality and Politicizing History: Contextualizing Armenian Claims of Genocide (Offenbach am Main: Manzara Verlag, 2016), “A Truly Global Crime? The Campaign for Armenian Genocide Recognition and Africa” (in Review of Armenian Studies, Vol. 34, pp. 53-71, 2017); “Turkey in Kenya and Kenya in Turkey: Alternatives in Diplomacy, Trade and Education to China and the West” (in African Journal of Political Science and International Relations, 10(5), pp. 56-65, 2016); and “Deconstructing Turkey’s Efforts in Somalia” (in Bildhaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies, 16(14), 2016).

Your presence will be appreciated.

The conference will be held in English.

There will be no translation service.

Venue: AVİM Conference Hall

Address: Süleyman Nazif Sok. No:12/B D.5, Çankaya/ANKARA 

Date: 17 May 2017

Time: 14:00 – 16:00

RSVP: Hülya Önalp

Telephone: 0 312 438 50 23-24

Fax: 0 312 438 50 26

E-mail: honalp@avim.org.tr