MONDAY, 1ST MAY: Kate Nahapetian to address Armenian Genocide Commemorative Lecture at NSW Parliament House

By | Sunday, 30 April 2017

SYDNEY: The Annual Wreath Laying at the Armenian Genocide Memorial "Khatchkar" at New South Wales Parliament House will take place on Monday, 1st May, followed by the Armenian Genocide Commemorative Lecture to be delivered by international keynote speaker, Kate Nahapetian.

Nahapetian is in Sydney from Washington D.C., where she heads the Armenian Legal Centre for Justice & Human Rights. Her lecture on Monday night is titled: "Examining The Armenian Genocide Under International Law - Justice and Accountability".

A lawyer by profession, Nahapetian has worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, then-Senator (later Vice-President) Joseph Biden, the Carnegie Endowment for International, and Mental Disability Rights International, and the Armenian National Committee of America.

The Wreath Laying Ceremony will begin in the NSW Parliament House Peace Garden at 7pm, presided over by clergy, and the lecture will begin immediately afterwards at 7:30pm at the Parliament's Theatre.

One bus has been organised to transport guests from the Armenian Cultural Centre (259 Penshurst Street, Willoughby) at 6:15pm, then return to the pick-up location following the conclusion of the event.

The Armenian Genocide Commemorative Lecture is organised by the Australian Institute for Holocaust & Genocide Studies.