Khatchig Mouradian

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Khatchig Mouradian is the Program Coordinator of the Armenian Genocide Program at the Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights [1] at Rutgers University, where he also teaches in the History and Sociology departments [2]. He has also taught at Clark University, Columbia University and Worcester State University.

Mouradian was the editor of the Armenian Weekly from 2007-2014. He is the recipient the Gulbenkian Armenian Studies research fellowship to study the Armenian community in China in the 20th century (2014)[3]. Mouradian is also the recipient of the first Hrant Dink Freedom and Justice Medal (2014) of the Organization of Istanbul Armenians [4]. Mouradian is a PhD Candidate at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, currently completing his dissertation, titled “Genocide and Humanitarian Resistance in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1917.” He is a PhD Candidate in Genocide Studies at Clark University [5].

Mouradian has lectured and participated in conferences in Armenia, Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, China, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. He has presented papers on genocide and the media at several academic conferences including the 5th and 6th Workshops on Armenian-Turkish Scholarship, held at NYU in 2006 and at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva in 2008, an international conference titled "The Armenian Genocide and International Law" at Haigazian University in Beirut in September 2009 [6], the 2010 "The State of the Art of Armenian Genocide Research" conference at Clark University [7], the 2010 Armenian Genocide conference in Ankara, Turkey [8], and the 2014 conference in Washington of the Society for Armenian Studies [9].

In 2009, Mouradian was named the Seventh Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Lecturer at the University of Minnesota [10]. On April 24, 2010, Mouradian delivered a lecture on the Armenian Genocide in Istanbul, Turkey [11].

Mouradian was one of the junior editors of the Lebanese-Armenian daily newspaper Aztag from 2000 to 2007, when he moved to Boston and became the editor of the Armenian Weekly. Mouradian holds a B.S. in biology and has studied towards a graduate degree in clinical psychology.[1] He also holds a graduate certificate in Conflict Resolution and Management from the University of Massachusetts Boston [12]

As a journalist, Mouradian has interviewed leading scholars, authors and journalists like Noam Chomsky,[2] Arundhati Roy,[3] Paulo Coelho,[4] Chris Bohjalian[5] and Nicholas Kristof.[6]

His paternal grandparents hail from Konya, and Kilis, while his maternal grandparents hail from Adana, and Amanos.[7]

Writing[edit]

His articles and poems[1][8][9] have appeared in many publications worldwide. A few of his poems in languages other than English have been translated to English and are available online "[13]." Many of his writings have been translated into more than ten languages.[7] He contributes to a number of U.S. and European publications, including ZNet,[10] Jewcy,[11] The Jewish Advocate.[12][13] and Radikal [14].

The special newspaper publications he has edited include "Commemorating Genocide: Images, Perspectives, Research" and The Armenian Genocide.

He has one academic publication, "From Yeghern To Genocide: Armenian Newspapers, Raphael Lemkin, And The Road To The UN Genocide Convention," (Haigazian Armenological Review, Vol.29, 2009).

His translations (to Armenian) include Paulo Coelho's "The Alchemist," published by Hamazkayin in 2004. The book was launched in Yerevan, Armenia in the presence of Coelho and Mouradian.[14]

He has judged the New England Poetry Club's 2007 Shelia Motton Book Award and Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award [15] and the 2008 Daniel Varoujan Award [16].

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mouradian, Khatchig (2003-02-22). "Answer". Literary Groong. Armenian News Network. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  2. ^ Mouradian, Khatchig (2006-05-08). "Subordinate and Non-Subordinate States, Noam Chomsky interviewed by Khatchig Mouadian". Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  3. ^ Mouradian, Khatchig (2008-02-08). "Interview with Arundhati Roy". ZNet. Retrieved 2008-08-17. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Q & A with Paulo Coelho". Jewcy. 2008-03-25. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  5. ^ "An Interview with Chris Bohjalian". Armenian Weekly. 73 (51–52). 2007-12-22. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  6. ^ "An interview with Nicholas D. Kristof". Armenian Weekly. 74 (13). 2008-04-05. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  7. ^ a b Oran, Baskin (2008-08-17). "Türklerle Ermeniler paranoya-travma kısır döngüsüne takılıp kaldı". Radikal (in Turkish). Retrieved 2008-09-09. Haçik, doğal olarak (bunu izah etmek gerekmez herhalde) Ermeni diasporasının en radikallerinin yetiştiği Lübnan’da 1977’de doğmuş bir “Anadolu çocuğu”. Babasının babası Konya Ereğli’den. Babasının annesi Kilis’ten. Annesinin babası Adanalı, anneannesi Nur Dağları veya Gavur Dağları olarak da bilinen Amanos’tan. Eserleri şimdiden on kadar dilde yayınlanmış genç bir gazeteci, yazar, şair, çevirmen. Beyrut’ta çıkan Ermeni gazetesi Aztag’ın editörlüğüne 2000’de başlıyor. Dikkatleri herhalde çok çekmiş olmalı ki 2006’da ABD Boston’ta çıkan Taşnak organı Armenian Weekly’nin genel yayın müdürlüğüne getiriliyor. Haçik beş dil biliyor ve önce büyüklerinden öğrenmeye başladığı Türkçeyi özel olarak çalışarak altıncı sıraya koymuş götürüyor; Oslo’dan şahidiyim. 
  8. ^ Mouradian, Khatchig (2002-12-24). "Theft". Literary Groong. Armenian News Network. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  9. ^ "Khatchig Mouradian". Armenian Poetry Project. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  10. ^ "Khatchig Mouradian". Z Space. [permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Khatchig Mouradian". Jewcy. Archived from the original on 2008-05-13. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  12. ^ Mouradian, Khatchig (2008-08-17). "What would Lemkin do?". Jewish Advocate. Archived from the original on 2008-06-03. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  13. ^ Mouradian, Khatchig (2008-08-16). "An invitation to Musa Dagh". Jewish Advocate. Archived from the original on 2008-03-12. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  14. ^ "Paulo Coelho in Armenia". Retrieved 2008-08-17. 

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