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Vartan GREGORIAN, American professor of history. Medal Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1977; Medal of Honour City and Province of Vienna 1976; Award 1971. National Humanities Faculty since 1970, Silver Cultural Medal Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1977, Gold Medal of Honour City and Province of Vienna 1976, Cactus Teaching Award 1971; Historical Association, Association for Advancement of Slavic Studies.


Gregorian, Vartan was born on April 8, 1934 in Tabriz, Iran. Son of Samuel B. and Shushanik G. (Mirzaian) Gregorian. came to the United States, 1956.


Bachelor, Stanford University, California, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy in History & Humanities, Stanford University, California, 1964. Degree (honorary), Boston University, 1983.

Degree (honorary), Brown University, 1984. Degree (honorary), Jewish Theological Seminary, 1984. Degree (honorary), State University of New York, 1985.

Degree (honorary), Johns Hopkins University, 1987. Degree (honorary), New York University, 1987. Degree (honorary), University Pennsylvania, 1988.

Degree (honorary), Dartmouth College, 1989. Degree (honorary), Rutgers University, 1989. Degree (honorary), City University of New York, 1990.

Degree (honorary), Tufts University, 1994. Degree (honorary), Johnson & Wales University, 1999. Degree (honorary), Julliard School, 2000.

Degree (honorary), University Illinois, 2001. Degree (honorary), Fordham University, 2003. Degree (honorary), Pennsylvania State University, 2003.

Degree (honorary), San Francisco State University, 2004. Degree (honorary), American University Beirut, 2004. Degree (honorary), University Notre Dame, 2005.


From instructor to associate professor of history, San Francisco State College, 1962-1968; associate professor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1968; from associate professor to professor, University Texas, 1968-1972; director special programs, University Texas, 1970-1972; Tarzian professor Armenian and Caucasian history, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1972-1980; dean, University of Pennsylvania (Faculty Arts and Sciences), 1974-1978; provost, University of Pennsylvania (Faculty Arts and Sciences), 1978-1980; president, New York Public Library., 1981-1989; professor, New School Social Research, New York City, 1984-1989; professor History and Near Eastern studies, New York University, 1984-1989; president, professor History, Brown U., Providence, 1989-1997; president, Carnegie Corporation, New York City, since 1997.



Board of directors Aaron Diamond Foundation, 1990-1997, Brookings Institutions, since 1994, Institute for International Education, since 1989, International League of Human Rights, 1984-1997, Institute for Advanced Study, since 1987, Jean Paul Getty Trust, since 1988. Chairman of the Board visitors Graduate school and University Center, CUNY, 1984-1990. Board of trustees Museum Modern Art, since 1994.

Fellow Academy Arts Sciences, American Philosophical Society. Member American Antiquarian Society, American History Association (program chairman 1972), American Philosophical Society (grantee 1965, 66), International Federation Library. Assns. (co-chairman program committee 1985), Association Advancement Slavic Studies (program chairman Western Slavic Conference 1967), Mid-East Studies Association, Council Foreign Rels., Grolier Club, Round Table, Century Club, Economics Club, Phi Beta Kappa. M C.


Married Clare Russell Gregorian, March 25, 1960. Children: Vahe, Raffi, Dareh.

Samuel B. Gregorian

Shushanik G. (Mirzaian) Gregorian

Clare Russell Gregorian

Dareh Gregorian

Vahe Gregorian

Raffi Gregorian