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Board of Directors


Rouben Adalian

Washington D.C., USA

Director of the Armenian National Institute

Read his biography here. 


Varouj Aivazian

Toronto, Canada

Professor of Economics at the University of Toronto

Read his biography here. 

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Alex Alvarez

Flagstaff, USA

Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Northern Arizona University. 

Read his biography here. 


Joyce Apsel

New York, USA

Clinical Professor of Liberal Studies at New York University 

Read her biography here. 


Stephan Astourian

Berkeley, USA

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

Read his biography here. 


Yair Auron 

Tel Aviv, Israel

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

Read his biography here. 

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Diran Avedian

Montreal, Canada

President and Founder of Lactopur, Inc. 

Read his biography here. 


Levon Chorbajian

Lowell, USA

Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts

Read his biography here. 


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 1999-2019. Read his biography here. 


Federico Gaitan Hairabedian

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Lawyer and President of the Luisa Hairabedian Foundation

Read his biography here. 

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Maureen Hiebert

Calgary, Canada

Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary

Read her biography here. 


Elisa von Joeden-Forgey

Keene, USA

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

Read her biography here. 


Arsinée Khanjian

Toronto, Canada

Award-winning Canadian-Armenian actress and producer.

Read her biography here. 


Bedross der Matossian

Lincoln, USA

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

Read his biography here. 


K.M. Greg Sarkissian

Toronto, Canada

President and Co-Founder of the Zoryan Institute

Read his biography here. 


William Schabas

London, UK

Professor of International Law at Middlesex University in London, England

Read his biography here. 


George Shirinian

Toronto, Canada

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

Read his biography here. 


Lok Siu

California, USA

Associate Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley

Read her biography here. 


Roger W. Smith

Williamsburg, USA

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

Read his biography here. 


Andrew Woolford

Winnipeg, Canada

Professor of

Sociology & Criminology at the

University of Manitoba

Read his biography here. 


Armen Yeganian

Yerevan, Armenia

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

Read his biography here. 

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