Other BC & Boston-Area Events

Reclaiming the Forgotten Survivors of Genocide

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
7:00 PM  9:00 PM

The Armenian Bar Association and the Armenian Museum of America

Present a Colloquium on


Legal Perspectives on the Fate and Future of National Artifacts, Collective Identity, and Cultural Markers

When: Tuesday, March 20 from 7-9 pm
Where: Adele & Haig Der Manuelian Galleries, 3rd floor. 

An important aspect of the Armenian Genocide is that, along with the mass murder of a nation, the world witnessed an unprecedented effort in the annals of human history to eradicate the very essence of Armenian identity via its rich cultural heritage. This was done through the confiscation of valuable works of art, the destruction of Armenian books, libraries, museums, schools, and religious institutions, as well as the change in Armenian place names throughout Western Armenia. Karnig Kerkonian and Nicholas Koumjian will lead a discussion of this unaccounted-for loss of cultural heritage as a consequence of the Genocide.


Who Belongs? Global Citizenship and Gender in the 21st Century 

Friday, April 5, 9 AM

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA

The very meaning of citizenship at local, national, and global levels is in flux in most countries and continents. More than 65 million human beings are currently displaced from their homes, while even in countries where armed conflict is not prevalent, separatist and nationalist movements have reshaped policy. Gender—in all its forms—is essential to any analysis of these trends and to our understandings of citizenship around the world, although it is often overlooked in public debate.

Citizenship means more than just formal membership in nation-states; it means belonging in communities defined in part by gender. Conference participants will explore these themes through three panels, an evening focused on film and citizenship, and a reading by and keynote conversation with the Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jhumpa Lahiri.

To register, visit www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2018-who-belongs-conference.


  • E. J. Dionne, columnist, Washington Post; senior fellow in governance studies, Brookings Institution; professor, Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy
  • Jan Willem Duyvendak, Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology, University of Amsterdam
  • David Gergen, faculty director of the Center for Public Leadership, public service professor of public leadership, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Fatma Müge Göçek, professor of sociology and women’s studies, University of Michigan
  • Nilüfer Göle, professor of sociology, L’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (France)
  • Kari E. Hong, assistant professor of law, Boston College Law School
  • Martha S. Jones, Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University
  • Jhumpa Lahiri, Pulitzer Prize–winning author; professor of creative writing, Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University
  • Greisa Martinez, advocacy director, United We Dream
  • Tali Mendelberg, John Work Garrett Professor of Politics, director of the Program on Inequality at the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, Princeton University
  • Celeste NgNew York Times best-selling author
  • Samantha Power, 2017–2018 Perrin Moorhead Grayson and Bruns Grayson Fellow, Radcliffe Institute; Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School
  • Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch
  • Joan C. Williams, distinguished professor of law, UC Hastings Foundation Chair, and director of the Center for Worklife Law, UC Hastings College of the Law
  • Rina Williams, associate professor of political science, affiliate faculty in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies and Asian studies, University of Cincinnati

The conference is free and open to the public. We encourage you to share this invitation with people you know who may be interested.

Human Rights Advocacy Workshop – Sunday, March 25

Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors who will be returning for the 2018-2019 academic year are invited to participate in the Human Rights Workshop with the U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations Munira Khalif. Registration is free for selected applicants. The training will take place at Boston University on Sunday, March 25 from 11 am-3 pm. Lunch will be provided. The Human Rights Workshop will equip you with the knowledge you need to stand up for human rights in your communities, and learn about how the UN is supporting human rights around the world.

This event is hosted by the United Nations Association of the United States of America.

In this workshop you’ll get to hear from and interact with:


- Munira Khalif, the U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations

- Anna Mahalak, Youth Engagement Manager for the United Nations Association, a program of the UN Foundation

- Campus and community leaders

Register for the workshop here by March 18.



Anna Mahalak

Youth Engagement Manager

UNA-USA | UN Foundation


www.unausa.org | www.unfoundation.org

Semester-long DACA Seminar at Harvard

The DACA Seminar at Harvard is an effort in service to opening up a space of learning and dialogue on campus and the larger community—around questions related to the termination of DACA and TPS, deportations, the current state of immigration policy and practice and its implications for young people, parents, families, communities, scholars, artists, workers, policy makers and practitioners. We see this wind-down period of DACA as a window through which to discuss not only DACA but also a host of immigration-related issues that impact a wide range of the American public.

More information and schedule of events for DACA seminar here

Semester-long speaker series from the Consortium for Gender, Security and Human Rights at UMass-Boston

Starting February 8

  • What Do the #MeToo Revelations Tell Us about Women and Wars?
  • Securing Rights & Unleashing the Potential of African Women and Girls: Lessons from the Africa Campaign to End Child Marriage
  • Putin, Erdoğan and Politicized Masculinity in a Global Context
  • Exploring the Continuum: Gendered Violencein Post-Conflict Landscapes

More information and schedule of events for UMass-Boston consortium speaker series here