Genocide Museum-Institute Director Joins Genocide Education
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - 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.
Dr. Haig Demoyan,
Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute
(center) with GenEd Executive Director, Raffi
Momjian and board member, Roxanne Makasdjian, during
a meeting at the Museum-Institute in Yervan, Armenia
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
members of GenEdís 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
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.