To plan the future, we must know the past

The above motto had inspired the planing of a seminar on Armenian history from the 18th century to the present. The focus was placed on this particular time period because the current situation of the Armenian people has its roots in the 18th century developments. The seminar's objective was to explore and evaluate the historical causes of these developments.

The seminar was led by Professor Boghos Levon Zekiyan, Professor Richard G. Hovannisian, and Professor Hans-Lukas Kieser, three well-known and respected experts from Italy, the United States, and Switzerland.

Our special thanks go to Mr. Armen Kurkjian for the Armenian transcript, Mrs. Tatiana Wolfensberger for the English transcript, and to Mr. Aram Kartun for the photos.