Prof. Jermaine McCalpin

Panel Discussion Takes on Racial Injustice and Responsibility


BOSTON — On Tuesday, June 23, an online panel titled “Racial Injustice and Responsibility” will take place.

The panel will feature Dr. Henry C. Theriault (moderator), and discussants Kohar Avakian, Dr. Jermaine McCalpin and Dr. Michael Rothberg.

Prof. Henry Theriault

Theriault is the president of the International Association of Genocide Scholars and associate vice president of Academic Affairs at Worcester State University.

McCalpin is the chair of African and African American Studies at New Jersey City University.

Prof. Michael Rothberg

Rothberg is professor of English and comparative literature and the 1939 Society Samuel Goetz Chair in Holocaust Studies at UCLA.

Avakian is a PhD candidate in American Studies at Yale.

Kohar Avakian

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The program is jointly sponsored by the AGBU, Ararat, Armenian Bar Association, Armenian Network of America, Greater NY, Daughters of Vartan Sahaganoush Otyag, Justice Armenia, Knights of Vartan Bakradouny Lodge, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research Calouste Gulebenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Topics, St. Leon Armenian Church, St. Leon ACYOA Seniors and Zohrab Information Center.

The program will take place on June 23 at 7.30 p.m. Register on Zoom at

or watch on YouTube at


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