Vartan Gregorian discussed
The Road to Home: My Life and Times
Event Date: May 19, 2003
Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, discussed his new autobiography, The Road to Home: My Life and Times (Simon & Schuster, 2003), at the Library of Congress Monday, May 19, in Washington, D.C.
In June 1997, Gregorian became the 12th president of Carnegie
Corporation of New York, the grant-making institution founded by
Andrew Carnegie in 1911. Previously, he was the president of Brown
University for nine years and served as president of the New York Public
Library from 1981 until 1989. Born to Armenian parents in Tabriz, Iran,
Gregorian attended elementary and secondary school in Iran and Lebanon,
respectively. Majoring in history and the humanities, he entered Stanford
University in 1956 and graduated with honors in 1958. He earned a Ph.D.
from Stanford in 1964.
Gregorianís publications include The Emergence of Modern Afghanistan:
Politics of Reform and Modernization, 1880-1946 (Stanford University Press, 1969)
and Islam: a Mosaic, not a Monolith (Brookings Institution Press, 2003). He
is the recipient of numerous fellowships and honors. In 1998, President Clinton
awarded him the National Humanities Medal.
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