Your book & interview on Al-Jazeera was very inspiring!! Please **join or spread the word** about our related group of Professors, Students, Alumni & Community Members from Turkish, Armenian & American backgrounds! We started 1.5 years ago at the University of California, Irvine, with students, alumni & community members - some of whom had never before talked to the ''other'' - and ended with an amazing journey very reminiscent of your wonderful book :)
ALL narratives are welcome & scholarly articles/oral history accounts are discussed on a weekly basis (suggestions welcome!), culminating in an educational journey to BOTH countries (funded by individual donations only, and bake sales if needed)!
We **just came back** from talking 1:1 with nearly 40 high-level speakers (Politicians, historians, artists, architects, film makers, business people, journalists, every-day people, students etc.) in Turkey and Armenia (4 cities over an 8 day Spring Break!) & are doing panel discussions about our trip & process now (we had 100 people come to our first event!)! Interested in hearing our panel of speakers or starting your own chapter through your local college or university? Please contact: info [at] olivetreeinitiative.org! Thank you!
Could we please talk with you on our next trip (2013)? Also, do you have any suggestions for who we talk to next time around? Our full itinerary of who we talked with (on an informal, non recorded basis) is here for your reference: http://www.olivetreeinitiative.org/the-trip/turkey-armenia-curriculum-2012/.