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Armenia and Armenians in International Treaties


7:00 pm - Opening Reception



9:00-12:00 - Preliminary Comments, Prof. Gerard Libaridian, Alex Manoogian Chair, University of Michgian, Ann Arbor

Dr. Levon Avdoyan, The Library of Congress, Washington DC

"Unintended Consequences: Three Ancient Treaties and the Armenians" (63, 299, 387 CE)
Prof. Robert H. Hewsen, Rowan University (New Jersy, Emeritus)/ Fresno, California

"Armenia in the Treaty of Nisibis of 299 CE"

Prof. Seta B. Dadoyan, St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, New York, and City University of New York "The Record of Islamic-Armenian Protocols: The Tradition of Medinan Oaths from Jerusalem Covenants, to Umayyad Treatises, Shah's Charter and Sultan's Rescripts"
Prof. Johannes Preiser-Kapeller, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna Austria

"Armenian Aristocrats as Diplomatic Partners of Eastern Roman Emperors, 387-884/885 AD"


Prof. Azat Bozoyan
, Gevorkian Theological Seminary in Holy Etchmiadzin, Armenia

"The Treaty of Deapolis (1107) as an Example of the Byzantine Policy of 'Divide and Rule'"
Prof. Claude Mutafian, University of Paris - 13 (Emeritus), France

"The International Treaties of the Last Kingdom of Armenia"

Mr. Armen Kouyoumdjian, Santiago, Chile

"When Madrid Was the Capital of Armenia"
Prof. Ali Kavani, University of Tehran, Iran, and Leiden University, Netherlands

"The Treaty of 1639 and its consequences for Armenia and Armenians"

FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2009


Dr. Sebouh Aslanian, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

"Julfan Agreements with Foreign States and Chartered Companies: Exploring the limits of Julfan Collective Self-Representation in the Early Modern Age"
Prof. Kevork Bardakjian, Mary Manoogian Chair, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

"The National 'Constitution' of 1863: A Dhimmi-Muslim Contract?"

Prof. Aram Yenegoyan, University of California, Davis

"No War, No Peace: The Treaty of Brest Litovsk, 1918"
Prof. Richard Hovannisian, AEF Chair in Modern Armenian History, University of California at Los Angeles

"The Unratified Treaty of Alexandropol as the Basis for Subsequent Russian-Turkish Armenian Relations"


Dr. Fuat Dundar
, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

"Diplomacy of Statistics: Discussing the Number of Armenians during Diplomatic Negotiations (1878-1914)"

Dr. Vladimir Vardanyan, Constitutional Court of Armenia

"Peace Treaties of Armenia and Relating to Armenia: A Legal Analysis"

Prof. Dennis Papazian, University of Michigan-Dearborn

"The Treaty of Lausanne"




Dr. Lusine Taslakyan, USAID in Armenia, Water Program, Armenia

"Armenia in International Environmental Conventions"
Mr. Emil Sanamyan, Armenian Reporter/Washington DC

"The OSCE-CFE Treaty and Breaches in the International Legal System: Armenia's Predicament Today"

Mr. Rouben Shougarian, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts

"Yielding More to Gain the Essential: The Russo-Armenian Treaty of 1997"
Prof Sevane Garibian, University of Paris x-Nanterre, France and University of Geneva, Switzerland

"From the 1915 Allied Declaration to the Treaty of Sevres: the Legacy of the Armenian Genocide in International Criminal Law"


Prof. Keith Watenpaugh
, United States Institute of Peace, Washington DC

"The League of Nations and the Formation of Armenian Genocide Denial"
Mr. Pascual Ohanian, Esq., Honorary Member of the Buenos Aires Bar Association, Argentina

"International Treaties in International Penal Law Concerning Crimes against Humanity: Applicability of the Juridical Experience in Argentina and Chile to the Turkish-Ottoman State and Turkish Republic for Acts Perpetrated from 1910 to 1923 and Beyond"

Prof. Catherine Kessedjian, University of Paris II (Pantheon-Assas), France

"Beyond Treaties"

General Discussion

Concluding Comments by Prof. Gerard Libaridian

This conference was organized by the Armenian Studies Program and cosponsored by the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, The Center for European Studies, The European Union Center, The Center for International and Comparative Studies, The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, The Center for Russian and East European Studies, The Department of Near Eastern Studies, The Ford School of Public Policy, the School of Law of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, The Armenian Research Center of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus.