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Khatchig Mouradian is the Editor of the Armenian Weekly and the Coordinator of the Armenian Genocide Program at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University. He teaches at Rutgers University and Worcester State University as adjunct professor. Mouradian is a PhD Candidate at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, currently completing his dissertation on the second phase of the Armenian Genocide.
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We bury the skull, while the breeze over Lake Van whispers a prayer. (Photo by Khatchig Mouradian)

Mouradian: Encounter with a Skull

We stand aghast at the entrance of an Armenian monastery* perched on a hill near Lake Van. “Is that what I think it is?” I ask George, my companion on a trip to document Armenian cultural heritage in Turkey. “Can’t be,” he replies in disbelief. “Must be a soccer [more...]

September 11, 2013 // 16 Comments

More than two decades after regaining its independence, Armenia is witnessing a protest movement gaining momentum with every battle, while it seems that the political parties are laying low.

Mouradian: The Sultans of Swindling

“To dispossess the people unyieldingly, the government has created monopolies (tobacco, salt, railroads, mines), that aim at snatching from the worker’s pocket a part of his earnings and handing it to European or local capitalists.” More than two decades after regaining its independence, [more...]

August 10, 2013 // 13 Comments

The ruins of an Armenian church, with Lice in the background. (Photo by Khatchig Mouradian)

An Armenian Named Talaat

Talaat is the son of an Armenian Genocide survivor. I first met him on a cold January day in Lice (pronounced Leejeh), a district perched on layer upon layer of violence—first against the Armenians, then the Kurds. It was a day before my scheduled speech at a conference in Ankara. His family gave [more...]

June 29, 2013 // 38 Comments

The cover of the Weekly's April 2013 magazine

The Armenian Weekly Releases PDF of April 2013 Magazine

Editor’s Desk: Heritage, Memory, and Justice (Download full PDF of magazine here) In 1929, the Armenian author Hamasdegh made a pilgrimage to the Syrian desert of Der Zor, which he called “that immense graveyard of our martyrs.” Describing what he saw, he wrote, “It was in the immensity [more...]

May 15, 2013 // 1 Comment

Children getting ready for class after recess (Photo by Khatchig Mouradian)

School for Syrian-Armenian Kids Forges Ahead in Yerevan

YEREVAN (A.W.)—More than 300 Syrian-Armenian children who fled Aleppo in recent months are now studying at a school in Yerevan, and following the Syrian curriculum. Children getting ready for class after recess (Photo by Khatchig Mouradian) Operating since 2012, the Giligian School (grades 1 to [more...]

March 4, 2013 // 11 Comments

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‘I Woke up in a New Armenia Today’

An Interview with Lilit Galstian Armenian Weekly editor Khatchig Mouradian sat down in Yerevan today (Feb. 19) with political commentator, former parliamentarian, and Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) member Lilit Galstian, to discuss the presidential election held yesterday. Excerpts. Lilit [more...]

February 19, 2013 // 43 Comments

Mouradian delivering his talk in Ankara.

Mouradian Delivers Talk on Genocide Justice in Ankara (Full Text)

ANKARA, Turkey (A.W.)–On Jan. 19, Armenian Weekly Editor Khatchig Mouradian delivered a talk in Ankara, in Turkish, on justice for the Armenian Genocide during a panel discussion held in memory of Hrant Dink. Mouradian delivering his talk in Ankara. Below is the English version of the talk. [more...]

January 20, 2013 // 45 Comments

Sassounian: While it is true that some efforts are being made by Armenia and the diaspora to assist Syrian-Armenians, I believe that those efforts are too little and too late. Much more must be done immediately and urgently!

Tomorrow May Be Too Late! An Interview with Harut Sassounian

Armenian Weekly editor Khatchig Mouradian conducted the following brief interview with Weekly columnist Harut Sassounian last week. Sassounian: While it is true that some efforts are being made by Armenia and the diaspora to assist Syrian-Armenians, I believe that those efforts are too little and [more...]

November 15, 2012 // 20 Comments

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