AWAC Presents: Dr. Michael Papazian

Armenian author, scholar and philosophy professor, Dr. Michael Papazian speaks on “The Enduring Legacy of Armenian Genocide.” Nine decades later the hostility remains and Dr. Papazian says now is the time for Turks and Armenians to reconcile. “The excessive and destructive nationalism found both among Armenians and Turks has severely distorted and corrupted their souls and it has inflicted damage upon their cultures and civilizations.” To overcome ghosts of the past, Papazian says Armenia and Turkey must transform nationalism into a moderate and noble form of patriotism.

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RECORDED: October 17, 2008 at the Hilton Anchorage

AIRED ON KSKA: October 23, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.


  • Michael Papazian, Chair, Department of Religion and Philosophy at Berry College


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