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Taner Akcam and Eric Weitz featured on Minnesota Public Radio

Defining and denying a genocide (click to listen to the broadcast)
Turkey has rejected a resolution that it must recognize the killing of Armenians in 1915 as genocide as a pre-requisite for joining the European Union. Midmorning examined the political implications of acknowledging historical atrocities.

Taner Akcam, visiting professor of history at the University of Minnesota was one of the first Turkish scholars to break the taboo about challenging Turkey’s denial of the Armenian genocide. He is the author of “From Empire to Republic: Turkish Nationalism and the Armenian Genocide.” He also has a forthcoming book “A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility”.

Eric Weitz, professor of history at the University of Minnesota and the director of the Center for German and European Studies is the author of “A Century of Genocide: Utopias of Race and Nation”.

Paul Boghossian, professor of philosophy at New York University.  He presented “A Philosopher Looks at Genocide” for the Fourth Annual Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Lecture.

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