Koutoujian to Moderate Panel at Northeastern on Identities in Armenian Diaspora


 

BOSTON — Middlesex County Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian will moderate a panel discussion titled “Exploring Identities in the Armenian Diaspora: A Panel Discussion with Members of the Emerging Generation,” on Friday, December 12, at 7 p.m., at Northeastern University, McLeod Suites, Curry Student Center (3rd floor), 346 Huntington Ave.

The program is being organized by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) and is co-sponsored by the Northeastern Armenian Students Association, the MIT Armenian Society, AGBU-YP Boston and NAASR.

Although it is often referred to as if it were a single entity, the Armenian Diaspora is comprised of several generations of diverse individuals and groups. This panel will engage in a frank discussion with four young Armenian Americans of various backgrounds that will explore various aspects of Armenian identity in the diaspora. Following the program and question-and-answer period there will be a reception and refreshments.

Moderator Peter J. Koutoujian is the current Sheriff of Middlesex County. First appointed by Governor Deval Patrick and then elected in 2012, Sheriff Koutoujian has focused his efforts on further professionalizing the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, while providing additional resources for those in his custody in an effort to address their criminal behavior. Prior to his tenure as Sheriff, Peter Koutoujian served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where he chaired the Committees on Healthcare, Public Health, and Financial Services.

For more information about the panel discussion, please NAASR at [email protected]