Remembering the Armenian Genocide: A Conversation between Peter Balakian and Jay Winter


The Armenian Genocide, occurring from 1915 to 1923, was a tragic chapter in history marked by the Ottoman Empire’s extermination of over a million Armenians through mass deportations, forced labor, and killings. In observance of the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Lausanne, a pivotal juncture marred by its omission of justice and provision of immunity to those accountable for the Armenian genocide and Ottoman war crimes, this event seeks to delve into an exploration of the somber occurrences that defined the last century. It aims to underscore the significance of upholding remembrance and fostering comprehension of these historical events.


Join us for an impactful conversation between Peter Balakian and Jay Winter as they engage in a thought-provoking dialogue, shedding light on the complexities of the genocide’s historical context, its global implications and its place in modern society!



Peter Balakian

Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet; Donald M. and Constance H. Rebar Professor in Humanities and Professor of English, Colgate University


Jay Winter

René Cassin Chair of Human Rights Studies and Member, Board of Governors, CGC; Charles J. Stille Professor of History Emeritus, Yale University



Michelle Tusan

Professor of History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas



Soumava Basu

Soumava Basu

President and Founder, CGC


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