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USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research: The Kurds and the Armenian Genocide: Collaboration and Resistance

April 08, 2015 @ 4:00 pm

A lecture with Ugur Üngör, Ph.D., Utrecht University

2015/04/08 Lecture by Ugur Üngör: "The Kurds and the Armenian Genocide: Collaboration and Resistance"

Dr. Ugur Ümit Üngör, Professor of History at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, lectured on the involvement of Kurdish people in the Armenian Genocide as both perpetrators and resistors of the mass violence.

In the spring of 1915, the Ottoman government launched the destruction of the Armenian population through a combination of deportation, expropriation, mass murder, and forced assimilation. The perpetrators of the Armenian genocide were mainly Turks, Kurds, and Caucasian peoples such as Chechens and Circassians. The Kurdish peoples, as perpetrators and bystanders, were involved in both collaboration and resistance. This lecture will focus on how and why Kurds chose to get involved in the genocide, and why some instead resisted

Ugur Ümit Üngör, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of History at Utrecht University and Research Fellow at the Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam. His  research looks at state and nation formation, and the sociology of mass violence. 

4:00 PM, Tutor Campus Center Room 450--The Forum

Presented in cooperation with the USC Institute of Armenian Studies and DEFY: The USC Shoah Foundation Student Association

Start: April 08, 2015 / 4:00 PM
3607 Trousdale Pkwy Tutor Campus Center Room 450 United States