On May 11, 2020, Mukadder Okuyan successfully defended her dissertation, titled: “Reacting to a Changing World: A Social Psychological Analysis of Perceived Discrimination among Advantaged Groups.” Due to the pandemic the defense took place via zoom. Congratulations, Dr. Okuyan!
On December 9, 2019, Johanna Ray Vollhardt participated in a roundtable discussion organized by the Permanent Mission of Armenia to the United Nations at the UN Headquarters in New York, entitled “Remembrance and Education as Powerful Tools for Prevention: Drawing Lessons to Address Challenges.” Her comments focused on the importance of acknowledgment in the aftermath of genocide, and the role of education in acknowledgment versus denial. This event was dedicated to the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. For more information see here.