What are the contemporary repercussions of the 1915 genocide?
Wednesday 26th of april 2017

In honour of the commemoration of the Armenian genocide, the Boghossian Foundation welcomes an afternoon of conferences organised the Comité des Arméniens de Belgique (Committee of Armenians in Belgium) in collaboration with the Armenian General Benevolent Union and the Centre Communautaire Laïc Juif (Laic Jewish Community Centre).

Speakers Bernard Coulie, Laure Marchand and Vicken Cheterian will focus on the manner in which the Armenian genocide of 1915, long regarded as a distant and isolated event, has contributed to shape history and continues to do so to this day. The conferences will be followed by a debate.


Introduction by Nicolas Tavitian, vice-president of the Comité des Arméniens de Belgique

The genocide of 1915 and Europe
Bernard Coulie, professor of Byzantine, Armenian and Georgian studies, honorary rector of the UCL

The political and social heritage of the 1915 genocide in contemporary Turkey

Laure Marchand, journalist and expert on Turkey, co-author of the book Le Fantôme arménien (The Armenian Ghost).

The impact of the genocide on Armenian history
Vicken Cheterian, historian and political analyst, professor at Webster University and the University of Geneva, author of the book Open Wounds: Armenians, Turks, and a Century of Genocide.


With the support of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.


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Wednesday 26th of april 2017
from 2pm to 6pm


By registration only.
You can register by submitting this online registration form.