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January 2019

Living Diaspora

January 19 @ 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm

It is our esteemed pleasure to invite you in joining Melkonian Global Overture, to celebrate 50 Years of Narekatsi Armenian Studies Chair at UCLA. On January 19, 2019,  MGO will host Living Diaspora, a day of events at UCLA to support the Narekatsi Chair in Armenian Studies and other important language studies programs around the globe. UCLA has an important educational place in our community and the Narekatsi Chair has been contributing to the scholarly exchange in Armenian studies and…

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Living Diaspora Concert

January 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Living Diaspora Concert Artistic Director Greg Hosharian. Featuring: Tinie T, Mihran Kirakosian, Jacob Armen, R-Mean, Ayline Amirayan, Alene Aroustamian, Jon Vato, and Hovig  Demirjian. Royce Hall | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM | Ticketed Event   To reserve your tickets please visit: Ticketmaster Royce Hall

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UCLA Bilingual Lecture Series with Dr. Hashem Pesaran

January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please join the UCLA Iranian Studies Outreach Program for their Bilingual Lecture Series.  Dr. Hashem Pesaran will present his research in Kaplan Hall (former Humanities Building) on January 27, 2019 at 4:00pm.  This lecture will be in Persian.  Please see the attached flyer for details.   تحریم های آمریکا، انتظارات برآورده نشده و چالش های اقتصادی ایران US Sanctions: Unfulfilled Expectations and Challenges Facing the Iranian Economy   The nuclear agreement (JCPOA) created hopes and expectations for improved economic conditions…

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John of Litharb (d. 738 CE), On the Soul: A Previously Unknown Syriac Treatise and the New Light it sheds on Islamic Kalām, on Byzantine Theology, and on Syriac Psychology

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

John of Litharb is a fairly well-known Syriac author from the turn of the seventh-and-eighth centuries, who participated in a robust circle of intellectual Christian theologians, historians and philosophers. Although he is known to have authored several important works, due to the accidents of manuscript transmission, only one very short letter of his was thought to have survived to this day. I have recently discovered a significant work of his On the Soul, completely overlooked in previous scholarship. I seek…

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UCLA Bilingual Lecture Series with Dr. Hashem Pesaran

January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please join the UCLA Iranian Studies Outreach Program for their Bilingual Lecture Series.  Dr. Hashem Pesaran will present his research in Kaplan Hall (former Humanities Building) on January 28, 2019 at 4:00pm.  This lecture will be in English.  Please see the attached flyer for details.   US Sanctions: Unfulfilled Expectations and Challenges Facing the Iranian Economy   The nuclear agreement (JCPOA) created hopes and expectations for improved economic conditions and better relationships with the West. The decision by the US…

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