Dr. Gerard J. Libaridian
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
A Reassessment of Relations between Armenia and Turkey
Join us for a lecture by Professor Gerard J. Libaridian, Alex Manoogian Chair in Modern Armenian History, University of Michigan. He has taught at universities in the US and authored and edited a number of books, most recently Modern Armenia (2004) and The Challenge of Statehood (1999). He has published and lectured extensively on the modern history and contemporary affairs of Armenia and of Armenians in the Caucasus and the Middle East. He was editor of the Armenian Review (1982-1988), co-founder and Director of the Zoryan Institute (1982-1990), and Director of the ARF Archives (1982-1988).
From 1991 to 1997, Dr. Libaridian served as adviser, then senior adviser (foreign and security policies) to the first President of Armenia, Levon Ter-Petrossian; he was First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (1993-1994) of the newly independent republic, and Ambassador-at-Large as well as secretary of Armenia’s Security Council (1994-1997).
From 2001 to May 2012 he held the Alex Manoogian Chair in Modern Armenian History and was Director of the Armenian Studies Program (2007-2012), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Libaridian left his positions at the University of Michigan in June 2012 and returned to Cambridge, Mass., to devote his time to writing and the pursuit of other interests. He is currently working on a number of projects, including a new book, Anatomy of Conflict: Nagorno Karabakh and the New World Order.