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Vartan Gregorian

Vartan GregorianBorn: 8-Apr-1934
Birthplace: Tabriz, Iran
Died: 15-Apr-2021
Location of death: Manhattan, NY
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Eastern Orthodox
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Educator, Administrator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: NYPL President, 1981-89

Father: Samuel B. Gregorian (accountant)
Mother: Shushanik G. Mirzaian (d. pneumonia)
Sister: Ojik (younger)
Wife: Clare Russell (m. 1960, three sons)
Son: Dareh Gregorian
Son: Raffi Gregorian
Son: Vahé Gregorian

    University: BA, Stanford University (1958)
    University: PhD History & Humanities, Stanford University (1964)
    Professor: History, San Francisco State College (1962-68)
    Professor: History, University of Texas at Austin (1968-72)
    Professor: History, University of Pennsylvania (1972-81)
    Dean: Arts & Sciences, University of Pennsylvania (1974-78)
    Provost: University of Pennsylvania (1978-81)
    President: Brown University (1989-97)
    Trustee: Trustee, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan (past)

    President's Commission on White House Fellowships
    Carnegie Corporation President (1997-2021)
    New York Public Library President (1981-89)
    Member of the Board of McGraw-Hill
    American Academy in Berlin Trustee
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow
    American Council of Learned Societies Fellow
    American Philosophical Society Fellow
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Board of Directors
    Council on Foreign Relations
    J. Paul Getty Trust Board of Directors (past)
    Human Rights Watch Board of Directors
    Institute for Advanced Study Board of Directors
    Museum of Modern Art Trustee
    Social Science Research Council Fellow
    World Trade Center Memorial Foundation Board of Directors
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senate Committee
    Ford Fellowship Foreign Area Training Fellow
    Guggenheim Fellowship
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 2004
    National Humanities Medal 1998
    Armenian Ancestry

Author of books:
Emergence of Modern Afghanistan: Politics of Reform and Modernization, 1880-1946 (1969, history)
Censorship: 500 Years of Conflict (1984, history)
Islam: A Mosaic, Not a Monolith (2004, history)
The Road to Home: My Life and Times (2003, memoir)

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