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The Assyrian Studies Association's webinars focus on promoting the Assyrian heritage and culture by supporting research, teaching, and intellectual collaboration among scholars in history, archaeology, cultural heritage, religion, language, and literary studies, social sciences, arts and architecture, law, among others. 


We welcome scholars worldwide to build connections to highlight work on Assyrians in these fields and beyond, bringing them into concert with each other to illustrate a vibrant, robust, and authentic experience of Assyro-Mesopotamian heritage. These webinars provide opportunities for participants to engage with scholars by joining in the conversation. Kindly note that registration is required.

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Mary Isaac is a political science Ph.D. student at UC Irvine whose research focuses on how the legacy of violence and political marginalization impact refugees' integration into host state societies. She serves as a Pedagogical Liaison with UCI's Division of Teaching Excellence, the Comparative Politics Working Group Chair, and a DECADE mentor to incoming graduate students for the Office of Inclusive Excellence. She pursues a career as a Political Science Professor at a teaching-centered institute and is expected to be on the job market in 2025. 

Alexandra Lazar is the Executive Director at the Assyrian Studies Association. She is currently obtaining her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of California, Davis where she is studying international relations, civil conflicts, bilateral agreements, and minority politics. She has also studied political economy, comparative politics, and voting behavior at California State University Los Angeles (CSULA) where she earned her Master’s degree with high distinction. Prior to CSULA, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Communications at the University of California, Davis. ​ Alexandra has co-authored an article, "Active Learning and Interpersonal Skills Development among First-Generation College Students,"(International Studies Perspectives) and co-authored a book chapter, "Chapter 6: An Extraordinary Set of Circumstances: Rouda vs. Rohrabacher in California's 48th Congressional District" in the book Cases in Congressional Campaigns Split Decisions.

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For more information about the exhibition, please visit the official website at:

This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit

This project is also made possible with the support of the Assyrian Arts Institute and the Assyrian Studies Association.

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