Tufts Genocide Commemoration to Feature Lecture by Michael and Kitty Dukakis


MEDFORD, Mass. — Tufts University, the Darakjian-Jafarian Chair in Armenian History, the Department of History, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) will sponsor the annual Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide at Tufts on Tuesday, April 6, at 7 p.m. The Tufts Day of Remembrance will feature a talk by former Governor of Massachusetts Michael S. Dukakis, and Kitty Dukakis, titled “Do We Really Remember the Armenians?”
The commemoration and lecture will take place in Goddard Chapel on Tufts’ campus. A reception will follow in the Coolidge Room in nearby Ballou Hall.

Michael S. Dukakis, the son of Greek immigrants, studied law at Harvard University and served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1963-1970. He was governor from 1975-1979 and from 1983-1991. In 1988 he was the Democratic nominee for president. Currently Dukakis is professor of political science at Northeastern University and visiting professor in the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research.

Kitty Dukakis has served on the President’s Commission on the Holocaust, on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, on the board of the Refugee Policy Center and on the Task Force on Cambodian Children.

More information about the lecture is available by e-mailing [email protected], or writing to NAASR, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02478; or by contacting Professor McCabe at [email protected]