Julien Zarifian, professor of American history and civilization at the University of Poitiers, France and Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF, 2020-2025), delivered a lecture titled "THE USA AND THE RECOGNITION OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE" in the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute’s conference hall on October 24.
Edita Gzoyan, acting director of the AGMI, first welcomed the attendees and briefly introduced Julien Zarifian.
During the lecture, Prof. Zarifian presented the factors and reasons determining US policy on recognizing the Armenian Genocide. He mentioned, in particular, that recognition of the Armenian Genocide in the USA was a long process, during which the geopolitical situation, lobbying activities and the memory of the history of the genocide were all keys within the American reality. These factors had an impact on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide on 24 April 2021 by the US legislature and then by US President Joe Biden.
After the meeting, the attendees had the opportunity to ask the speaker questions.