Vartan Gregorian – former president of the Brown University and philanthropist

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Vartan Gregorian (Armenian: Persian: وارتان گرگوریان‎, born April 8, 1934) is an Irani-born Armenian-American academic, serving as the president of Carnegie Corporation of New York
After receiving his dual PhD in history and humanities from Stanford University in 1964, Gregorian served on the faculties at several American universities before joining the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania in 1972
In 1988, he was chosen to become president of Brown University, where he served for the next nine years. In 1997, he was selected as president of philanthropic Carnegie Corporation of New York
He has received the National Humanities Medal. In 2004.He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts of Sciences and has also received honorary degrees from nearly seventy institutions.

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