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21 - 04 2007 - "The results of forceful islamization of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire"
Dr. Lusine Sahakyan to present "The results of forceful islamization of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire" on April 22, 2007 - April 21, 2007

Dear friends:

You are cordially invited to a lecture and book presentation by Dr. Lusine Sahakyan, on Sunday, April 22, 2007 at 5:30 p.m., at Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale, California.

Dr. Lusine Sahakyan is an Assistant Professor and Vice-Chair of Turkish Studies as well as Academic Council Secretary of the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Yerevan State University (YSU). Dr. Sahakyan lectures Contemporary Turkish, the History of Turkish Literature, Turkish Historiography and History of Contemporary Turkey. In 2002, she defended the Ph.D. dissertation on the toponyms and demography of the provinces of Baberd, Sper and Derjan in the Ottoman "Tahrir-Defters" of the 16'th century.

Dr. Sahakyan is the author of a number of scholarly articles which sum up the results of historical toponyms and demography of Armenia, the distortion of historical facts in Turkish scholarly circles as well as the forceful islamization of the population of historical Armenia.

The event is open to the public. The admission is free.

The Mission of "Ararat Foundation": The primary objective of "Ararat Foundation" would be step by step formation and development of an Armenian school of strategic thought ("Ararat" Center for Strategic Research). This would be an independent institution dedicated to promoting understanding and resolution of Armenia's security problems through a program of research, information and outreach.

To contact "Ararat" Center for Strategic Research, please visit or e-mail us at

"Ararat Foundation", California
"Ararat" Center for Strategic Research, Yerevan
3115 Foothill Blvd., M-173
La Crescenta, CA 91214
Tel: 818-581-6144


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