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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)September 14, 2010

(MAHWAH, NJ) – Michael Bobelian, an acclaimed author, will speak at Ramapo College of New Jersey in October under the auspices of the Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Armenian National Committee of New Jersey.

Bobelian will discuss his recent book, “Children of Armenia: a Forgotten Genocide and the Century-long Struggle for Justice.”  Recently published by Simon and Schuster, it chronicles the aftermath of the aftermath of the Armenian Genocide, explaining how and why the Armenian Genocide disappeared from memory and uncovering, for the first time, the Armenian response to this tragic crime. In particular, it untangles the ongoing struggle between historic truth and geopolitical “pragmatism” of successive U.S. administrations.

Michael Bobelian, a graduate of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, is a lawyer, journalist, and grandson of Genocide survivors. His work has appeared in, American Lawyer, and Legal Affairs magazine and featured on NPR’s Leonard Lopate show. In addition to having been a visiting professor at the American University of Armenia (2005), Michael Bobelian has held positions at the New York Law Journal (2003-2005) and the New York-based law firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP (1998-2002). He resides in New York City with his wife and daughter.

Bobelian will speak on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Trustees Pavilion. The presentation is free and open to the public.  For more information or to reserve a seat, please call 201.684.7409.

For media inquiries, contact Anna Farneski, assistant vice president, Marketing and Communications, 201.684.6844.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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