Board of Directors


Rouben Adalian

Washington D.C., USA

Director of the Armenian National Institute


Varouj Aivazian

Toronto, Canada

Professor of Economics at the University of Toronto


Joyce Apsel

New York, USA

Clinical Professor of Liberal Studies at New York University 


Stephan Astourian

Berkeley, USA

Associate Adjunct Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. 


Yair Auron 

Tel Aviv, Israel

Professor and Former Department Head of Sociology, Political Science and Communication at Open University

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Diran Avedian

Montreal, Canada

President and Founder of Lactopur, Inc. 

Levon Chorbajian

Lowell, USA

Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts

Vahakn N. Dadrian

† (1926 - 2019)

Taught at the State University of New York (SUNY) from 1970-1991. Director of Genocide Research at the Zoryan Institute from since 1999.


Federico Gaitan Hairabedian

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Lawyer and President of the Luisa Hairabedian Foundation

Maureen Hiebert

Calgary, Canada

Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary

Elisa von Joeden-Forgey

Keene, USA

Associate Professor in the Department of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College 


Arsinée Khanjian

Toronto, Canada

Award-winning Canadian-Armenian actress and producer.


Bedross der Matossian

Lincoln, USA

Professor of Modern Middle East History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln


K.M. Greg Sarkissian

Toronto, Canada

President and Co-Founder of the Zoryan Institute


William Schabas

London, UK

Professor of International Law at Middlesex University in London, England

George Shirinian

Toronto, Canada

Executive Director of the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (a division of the Zoryan Institute)


Lok Siu

California, USA

Associate Professor of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies at the University of California, Berkeley


Roger W. Smith

Williamsburg, USA

Professor Emeritus of Government at the College of William and Mary in Virginia

Armen Yeganian

Yerevan, Armenia

Director of Policy Planning Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia