Kazan Visiting Professor in Armenian Studies Dr. Ümit Kurt will give his third public lecture “The Curious Case of Ahmed Necmeddin Bey: A Look into the Sociopolitical Climate in Aintab on the Eve of 1915” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium (Room 191).

Ahmed Necmeddin Bey was the district governor of Aintab in late July 1908. One day, however, he was beaten by a group of Turks and Armenians in Aintab; his clothes torn, he was dismissed from his post and finally expelled from the city. But what was the reason for this incident? Dr. Kurt will discuss this enigmatic figure, who played a key role in the massacre of Aintab’s Armenians.

Kurt was appointed the 15th Henry S. Khanzadian Kazan Visiting Professor in Armenian Studies for the fall 2018 semester.

A free parking code for lots P6 and P5 can be obtained by calling the Armenian Studies program at 559.278.2669

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