The Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU) has congratulated newly elected President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, Professor Henry Theriault, who becomes the first Armenian head of this distinguished collective of academics.
Theriault’s new role was confirmed at the International Association of Genocide Scholars Conference, which is currently taking place in Brisbane (Queensland, Australia).
“We congratulate Professor Theriault, whose commitment to exploring important new angles to Armenian Genocide research has been pioneering for the cause,” commented ANC-AU Managing Director, Vache Kahramanian.
Theriault will be part of an all-star Panel Discussion in Sydney on Friday 14th July, titled “Armenian Genocide Studies 2.0 – The Evolution of Armenian Genocide Studies”. The Panel Discussion will also feature Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author, Professor Peter Balakian, Dr. Armen Marsoobian, and others yet to be confirmed. It will take place at the Urban Hotel in St Leonard’s at 7pm.
Theriault’s expertise is in genocide and human rights studies, and his research focuses on reparations, victim-perpetrator relations, genocide denial, genocide prevention, and mass violence against women and girls.
Since 2007, he has chaired the Armenian Genocide Reparations Study Group and is lead author of its March 2015 final report, Resolution with Justice. He has published numerous journal articles and chapters in the area of genocide studies.