American Univesity of Beirut


Vartan Gregorian, PhD

Dr. Gregorian is the 12th president of Carnegie Corporation of New York. Prior to becoming president he had a distinguished academic career teaching European and Middle Eastern history at San Francisco State College, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the University of Texas at Austin. In 1972, he joined the University of Pennsylvania faculty and was appointed Tarzian Professor in Armenian History and Culture and professor of South Asian history. He was founding dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania in 1974, and became its twenty-third provost. He later went on to serve as president of the New York Public Library and is largely credited with revitalizing the institution. He subsequently became the 16th president of Brown University, a position he held for nine years. Dr. Gregorian is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Humanities Medal. He received a Doctorate of Humane Letters from AUB in 2004.‚Äč

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