Genocide Education Project Establishes Advisory Board

SAN FRANCISCO–Renowned scholars–educators and administrators Yair Auron–Peter Balakian–Israel Charny–Vahakn Dadrian–Richard Hovannissian–Levon Marashlian–and Henry Theriault have joined the Advisory Board of The Genocide Education Project.

"We are truly honored to have such an esteemed group of individuals sign on to support our organization," said Raffi Momjian–Executive Director of The Genocide Education Project. "With their advice and expertise–we can better serve educators across the country to ensure the Armenian genocide is part of the history taught in US Schools."

Momjian and Sara Cohan–The Genocide Education Project’s Education Director–along with the organization’s governing Board of Directors–will benefit from the new Advisory Board’s guidance in devising new strategies for the organization and helping maximize the effectiveness of current projects. Activities for the year include developing new and innovative curricular material–including an online lesson plan–and continuing to reach educators through workshops and national conferences.

"I’ve been working with The Genocide Education Project for over eight years now–and look forward to continuing our collaboration through my new position as advisory board member," commented Advisory Board member–Jack Weinstein–Regional Director of Facing History and Ourselves. "Together–we can share our educational resources with more schools–teachers–and students–further ensuring the history and lessons of the Armenian genocide will be a part of Social Studies courses across the country."

A Complete list of Advisory Board members includes:

Dr. Joyce Apsel New York University Master Teacher–General Studies Program

Yair Auron Open University of Israel and Hakibbutzim College of Education (Tel-Aviv–Israel) Senior Lecturer

Dr. Peter Balakian Colgate University Donald M. and Constance H. Rebar Chair in Humanities

Dr. Paul Bartrop Deakin University (Victoria–Australia) School of Social and International Studies Research Fellow

Morgan Blum Holocaust Center of Northern California Head Educator

Dr. Israel Charny Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide (Jerusalem–Israel) Executive Director

Dr. Vahakn Dadrian Zoryan Institute Director of Genocide Research

Dr. Stephen Feinstein University of Minnesota Director–Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Dr. Richard Hovannisian University of California–Los Angeles Professor–Armenian and Near Eastern History

Richard Kloian Armenian Genocide Resource Center Director

Paul Krekorian Burbank Unified School District President–Board of Education

Greg Krikorian Glendale Unified School District Member–Board of Education

Dr. Levon Marashlian Glendale Community College Professor of History

Dr. Simon Payaslian Clark University Chair–Armenian History and Genocide Studies

Adam Strom Facing History and Ourselves Director of Research and Development

Dr. Henry Theriault Worcester State College Coordinator–Center for the Study of Human Rights

Dr. Nicole Vartanian US Department of Education Senior Research Associate

Jack Weinstein Facing History and Ourselves Director–San Francisco Bay Area Office

For more information visit www.genocideeducation.org/pr/2006/03_16_2006.htm. The Genocide Education Project is a nonprofit–tax-exempt 501(3) organization that assists educators in teaching about human rights and genocide–particularly the Armenian Genocide–by developing and distributing instructional materials–providing access to teaching resources and organizing educational workshops.

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