Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Director Joins Genocide Education Project

Demoyan flanked by GenEd's Raffi Momjian and Roxanne Makasdjian

SAN FRANCISCO—The Genocide Education Project (GenEd) added a new member to its advisory board – Dr. Hayk Demoyan, Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute in Armenia. “We look forward to strengthening our partnership with the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, working together to develop accessible and relevant instructional materials to ensure that the lessons of the Armenian Genocide are not forgotten,” said Raffi Momjian, Executive Director of The Genocide Education Project.

Beginning with a 2010 visit to the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute by GenEd’s Education Director, Sara Cohan, the two organizations have shared information regarding effective approaches to teaching students about genocide in the classroom, through the museum experience, and ways to expand teaching of the Armenian Genocide both in Armenia and U.S.

“Our collaboration with The Genocide Education Project represents an intersection of our mutual mission to raise awareness within the international community about the first genocide of the 20th century, and to help ensure that the next generation has learned about this crime against humanity,” stated Dr. Hayk Demoyan.

Dr. Hayk Demoyan has been director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute since 2006. He received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Oriental Studies at the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia and is a history department lecturer at Yerevan State University. He has written several books on the Armenian Genocide, Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, and Turkish foreign policy.

The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute conducts ongoing research and exhibits. Since its establishment in 1995, the institute has increasingly become an important resource for scholars, the international community, and members of the public seeking to expand their understanding of the Armenian Genocide. For more information on the museum’s work, visit www.genocide-museum.am

Other members of GenEd’s Board of Directors and Advisory Board include Dr. Richard Hovannisian of UCLA, Dr. Joyce Apsel of New York University, Dr. Henry Theriault of Worcester State College, Dr. Peter Balakian of Colgate University, Dr. Stephan Astourian of UC Berkeley, Dr. Israel Charny of the Institute on Holocaust and Genocide.

The Genocide Education Project is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(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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