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New Roads

May 8, 2019

From village boy, to student activist, to prisoner of conscience, to economist turned historian and sociologist, Dr. Taner Akçam has lived many lives. In conversation with Salpi Ghazarian, Director of the USC Institute of Armenian Studies, Dr. Akçam chronicles his unique journey to becoming a leading scholar in Armenian Genocide studies.

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Akcam, Taner. Killing Orders: Talat Pasha's Telegrams and the Armenian Genocide. Palgrave, 2018.

Akçam Taner, and Kurt Ümit. The Spirit of the Laws: the Plunder of Wealth in the Armenian Genocide. Berghahn Books, 2018.

The Young Turks' Crime Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2012.

Judgment at Istanbul: The Armenian Genocide Trials, with Vahakn Dadrian. New York: Berghahn Books, 2011.

A Shameful Act: Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility. New York: Metropolitan Books, November 2006.

From Empire to Republic: Turkish Nationalism and the Armenian Genocide. London: Zed Books, 2004.