TITLE: Higher Education in an Age of Specialized Knowledge
SPEAKER: Vartan Gregorian
EVENT DATE: 2003/09/09
RUNNING TIME: 69 minutes
Historian Jaroslav Pelikan was honored in a special lecture presented by the president of the Carnegie Corporation.
Speaker Biography: Vartan Gregorian became the 12th president of Carnegie Corporation of New York in June 1997. 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. Gregorian?s publications include "The Emergence of Modern Afghanistan: Politics of Reform and Modernization, 1880-1946" and "Islam: a Mosaic, not a Monolith." He is the recipient of numerous fellowships and honors. In 1998, President Clinton awarded him the National Humanities Medal.