Alexandra Hrycak hrycaka at reed.edu
Tue Apr 21 12:41:43 EDT 2015

Dear colleagues,
Enclosed please fine the final version of the ASN program.



*The final program of the ASN 2015 World Convention can be downloaded at 
The Convention, sponsored by the Harriman Institute, will be held at 
Columbia University, New York, on *April 23-25, 2015*.

Since the preliminary program was announced last month, a number of 
special events were added to the lineup:

*Jose Manuel Barroso, former President of the European Commission 
(2004-2014), will deliver a keynote address, “The European Union and the 
Challenge of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict” (Saturday 5.10 PM, Room 1512).

*John Crosby and Ursula Froese, of the OSCE Vienna office, will speak on 
the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (Friday 2.50 PM, Room 1512).

*Five scholars will take part in a roundtable on “The Greece-Europe 
Crisis: End of the Road or Turning Point?” (Thursday 6.00 PM, Room 1027).

An exceptional lineup of 15 new international documentaries will be 
announced shortly. Three of the films, which have yet to premiere in New 
York, will be shown as sneak previews and can be revealed only during 
the Convention. This is in addition to a roundtable on the 
Oscar-nominated Russian feature film /Leviathan/ (Saturday 2.50 PM, 
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12^th  Floor).

ASN 2015 will be held on the 100th Anniversary of the Ottoman 
Government's decision to deport the leadership of the Armenian community 
from Istanbul on April 24, 1915, the day on which the /Medz Yeghern 
/(“Great Crime”) is commemorated. To observe the centennial, Ron Suny’s 
/“They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else”: A History of the 
Armenian Genocide/ (Princeton 2015) and Tom de Waal’s /Great 
Catastrophe: Armenians and Turks in the Shadow of Genocide/ (Oxford 
2015) were added to a distinguished roster of 17 book panels. Also added 
were Madeleine Reeves’ /Border Work: Spatial Lives of the State in Rural 
Central Asia/ (Cornell 2014), a finalist for the ASN Harriman Book 
Prize, and Charles King’s /Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of 
Modern Istanbul/ (Norton 2014).

A dozen panels/events will touch on the extraordinary events that have 
engulfed Ukraine and Russia in the past year. In addition to the Barroso 
keynote and the OSCE roundtable, the Convention will screen Sergei 
Loznitsa’s /Maidan/ (Ukraine/Netherlands 2014) and Anthony Butts’ /The 
Donetsk Peoples’ Republic or the Curious Tale of the Handmade 
Country/ (UK 2015) and feature up to eight scholarly panels on Maidan, 
the war in Donbas, NATO, the far right and political/economic reforms in 

The Convention runs from Thursday, April 23, 11 AM to Saturday, April 
25, 7.10 PM. All panels/events will be held on various floors of the 
International Affairs Building (IAB), 420 W. 118^th  St. (and in the 
adjacent Faculty House on Thursday). The opening reception, celebrating 
the Convention’s 20^th  Anniversary, will be held on the IAB 15^th 
  Floor on Thursday April 23 at 8.00 PM. The closing reception, in the 
same location on Saturday April 25 at 7.15 PM, will feature the 
announcements of the ASN Harriman Book Prize, the Best Doctoral Students 
Papers Awards and the Award for Best Documentary.

Registration fees are $100 for ASN members, $130 for nonmembers, $60 for 
students (and a special rate of $30 for nonpanelist graduate students 
enrolled in New York area universities). For registration information, 
please contact Registration Manager Kelsey Davis (asnreg2015 at gmail.com 
<mailto:asnreg2015 at gmail.com>). During the Convention, the registration 
desk will be located on the IAB 15^th  floor, Central Space.

For general and practical Convention information, please contact ASN 
Executive Director Ryan Kreider (rk2780 at columbia.edu 
<mailto:rk2780 at columbia.edu>, 212 854 2514).

For questions regarding the program, contact ASN Convention Academic 
Director Dominique Arel (darel at uottawa.ca <mailto:darel at uottawa.ca>).

We look forward to seeing you at the Convention!

Dominique Arel

On behalf of the Organizing Committee and Program Committee

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