Barlow Der Mugrdechian of the Armenian Studies Program had a busy speaking schedule during the month of April.
On April 3, he presented a paper, “Across the Chasm: From Catastrophe to Creativity” as part of the UCLA International Conference on the Genocide, organized by Dr. Richard Hovanissian.
On Wednesday, April 13, he was invited to speak to the Men’s Forum of the St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church of Fowler. He spoke on the current efforts toward Genocide recognition.
On Sunday, April 17, Der Mugrdechian was the keynote speaker at the 90th anniversary commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, sponsored by the Holy Cross Armenian Church of Turlock.
On Tuesday, April 19, the Armenian Students Association of the University of California at Davis, held a Genocide Awareness Forum as part of the Genocide Awareness Week. Invited guests included Der Mugrdechian, who spoke on the Armenian Genocide.
On Friday, April 22, Der Mugrdechian gave the keynote speech at the annual commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program and Armenian Students Organization.
On Thursday, May 5, he spoke on the Genocide to a class at Fresno City College.