[Aaus-list] ASN 2015 WORLD CONVENTION PROGRAM
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Tue Apr 21 12:41:43 EDT 2015
Enclosed please fine the final version of the ASN program.
*ASN 2015 WORLD CONVENTION PROGRAM*
159 PANELS, including 17 BOOK PANELS, 15 NEW FILMS, and 5 SPECIAL EVENTS*
*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!
On behalf of the Organizing Committee and Program Committee
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