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Talat Pasha's Killing Orders and Denial of the Armenian Genocide

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 12:00pm
(Pacific Time)

Harris Main Room, Harris Residence Hall


United States

Public lecture by Professor Taner Akçam (Clark University)

Co-sponsored by the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research and the USC Dornsife Institute of Armenian Studies

The Armenian Genocide faced a long history of denial and effort to hide evidence by the Turkish governments. Denialists have claimed that there was no central decision taken by Ottoman authorities to exterminate the Armenians during the First World War and that all available documents that indicate otherwise are either fake or were doctored by the Armenians. In this lecture, Professor Akçam (Clark University) will explore how his latest research proves the authenticity of the existing documents with killing orders.

Taner Akçam holds the Kaloosdian & Mugar Chair of Armenian Genocide Studies at Clark University. Akçam is widely recognized as one of the first Turkish scholars to write extensively on the Ottoman-Turkish Genocide of the Armenians in the early 20th century. He is the author of more than ten scholarly works as well as numerous articles in Turkish, German, and English on the Armenian Genocide and Turkish nationalism. His most known books, A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility (Metropolitan Books, 2006) and Young Turks’ Crime Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire (Princeton University Press, 2012) have received several awards. Akçam’s latest book is Killing Orders: Talat Pasha’s Telegrams and the Armenian Genocide (Palgrave 2018).

 

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Taner Akçam's Lecture on Talat Pasha's Killing Orders and Denial of the Armenian Genocide

Language: English

In this lecture, Professor Akçam (Clark University) explores how his latest research proves the authenticity of the existing documents with killing orders.

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