On December 7, 1988 time stood still. Thirty years later, we remember this tragedy and share this poignant open letter to Gyumri penned by President Armen Sarkissian in the latest AGBU News Magazine.
We commemorate those who were lost in this tragedy and the many families who have lived with that loss. We also recall the resilience, unity and love that relief efforts in Gyumri only emphasized. We recognize the hope we all carry for a bright future and the indomitable spirit of the Armenian people. Read the President Sarkissian’s full letter at agbu.org and in the upcoming AGBU News Magazine: buff.ly/2rqKH7O... See MoreSee Less
Our Chapters in Sydney and Melbourne received a visit from AGBU Vice President Sinan Sinanian and his wife Angele who toured the region. They were met with joy and incredible hospitality by our thriving community “down under.” AGBU Sydney Chapter AGBU Melbourne Agbu Sydney AGBU Youth Sydney ... See MoreSee Less
Reverend Krikor Guerguerian was born in Sivas in 1911. He would survive the Armenian Genocide and travel throughout the world collecting evidence of the atrocities he escaped as a child. From the ciphered telegrams of Ottoman Interior Minister Talat Pasha, to the handwritten memoirs of high-ranking Turkish officials, his archives have now been digitized. Professor Taner Akçam collaborated with Turkish experts and graduate students to make the digital repository accesible to the public. buff.ly/2Swn2OG
Did you know that the US aid response to the Armenian Genocide created a template for American philanthropy for decades to come? The crisis marked the first time individual Americans stepped forward to financially support to victims of conflict.
AGBU Scholarship recipient, Houri Berberian’s career has been dedicated to promoting research on Armenian history. Now, as the Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies at the University of California, Irvine, she is using her platform to make the field more accessible, intersectional and dynamic.
Read about Professor Berberian's original research exploring the role of Armenians in revolutions around the world in our Alumni Spotlight interview her. buff.ly/2QahTiC... See MoreSee Less