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American University of Armenia Discussion With Serj Tankian

YEREVAN, Armenia – On April 22, 2015, the American University of Armenia (AUA) hosted Serj Tankian, musician, poet, activist, and lead singer of the rock band System of a Down, for an open dialogue with AUA faculty member Hilda Grigorian. Tankian shared his insights and thoughts on the Armenian Genocide, life, music, passion, following your dreams, and much more. The event was open to the AUA community, with participation from over 1100 students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The talk came just two days before the centennial of the Armenian Genocide and many students were curious to hear Tankian’s views on the matter. “Genocide has become the defining factor of the Armenian character worldwide,” he said. “That is a good thing...

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