Gerard Libaridian

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Gerard Libaridian.  Copyright (c) 2005, Raffi Kojian, all rights reserved

Jirair Libaridian currently holds the Alex Manoogian Chair in Modern Armenian History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He specializes in Armenia, the Caucasus, and the Near East. From 1991 to 1997, Dr. Libaridian served as adviser, and then senior adviser to the former President of Armenia, Levon Ter-Petrossian, as First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (1993-1994). He taught previously at a number of universities, and has lectured and written extensively. His most recent works are Modern Armenia. People. Nation. State (2004) and The Challenge of Statehood. Armenian Political Thinking since Independence (1999).