Professor Payaslian hosts Kenosian Chair Current Issues Series: “The United Nations, Armenia, and the Sovereignty of Nagorno Karabagh”

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April 8th, 2014

On Wednesday evening, March 26, 2014, Amb. Rouben Shougarian and Amb. Armen Baibourtian, former ambassadors of post-Soviet Armenia, spoke at the Kenosian Chair Current Issues Series, “The United Nations Armenia, and the Sovereignty of Nagorno Karabagh,” at Boston University’s Castle.  Professor Simon Payaslian, Charles K. and Elisabeth M. Kenosian Chair in Modern Armenian History and Literature at Boston University, invited these prominent figures in Armenian diplomacy to participate in the event, which was co-sponsored by the departments of History and International Relations at Boston University, as well as the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (Belmont, MA). The speakers discussed the role of the United Nations in Armenia, Armenia’s foreign policy, and national sovereignty issues in the Nagorno Karabagh conflict, and related them to the current Crimean crisis.

For more information about the Kenosian Chair Current Issues Series and the discussion on “The United Nations Armenia, and the Sovereignty of Nagorno Karabagh,” contact Professor Payaslian at

Link to full press release here

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from left to right: Ivy Tran (Psychology & History, ’16), Sarah Newell (History & Economics, ’15), and Professor Simon Payaslian



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Ambassador Armen Baibourtian

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Ambassador Rouben Shougarian