Vartan Gregorian biography

Vartan Gregorian

Politician

1934 –

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Who is Vartan Gregorian?

Vartan Gregorian is an Irani-born Armenian-American academic, serving as the president of Carnegie Corporation of New York.

He came to the United States in 1956 as a freshman, attending Stanford University, where he completed his B.A., with honors, in two years. After receiving his dual PhD in history and humanities from Stanford University in 1964, Gregorian served on the faculties at several American universities before joining the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania in 1972 as Tarzian Professor of Armenian and Caucasian History and Professor of South Asian history. In 1974, he was appointed UPenn's founding dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and became Provost in 1978. From 1981 to 1989, Gregorian served as president of the New York Public Library, an eight-year tenure which would prove one of his most lasting legacies.

In 1988, he was chosen to become president of Brown University, where he served for the next nine years. In 1997, he was selected as president of philanthropic Carnegie Corporation of New York. He is also a trustee of the Museum of Modern Art, the American Academy in Berlin, the Institute for Advanced Study, and Brandeis University, among other institutions.

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Born
Apr 8, 1934
Tabriz
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Christianity
  • Eastern Orthodox Church
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Armenia
Education
  • PhD, Stanford University
    History
    ( - 1964)
  • Humanities
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • San Francisco State University
  • Boston University
  • University of California, Berkeley
Employment
  • Brown University
Lived in
  • Tabriz
  • New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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