Richard G. Hovannisian
RICHARD G. HOVANNISIAN is Holder Emeritus of the Armenian Educational Foundation Chair in Modern Armenian History at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Distinguished Chancellor's Fellow at Chapman University in Orange, California. The editor of the present series on historic Armenian cities and provinces, his numerous publications include Armenia on the Road to Independence, the four-volume The Republic of Armenia, five volumes on the Armenian Genocide, and sixteen other volumes and sixty research articles relating to Armenian, Caucasian, and Middle Eastern studies. A Guggenheim Fellow, he has received many honors, including encyclicals from the supreme patriarchs of the Armenian Church, two honorary doctoral degrees, and election to membership in the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia. He is the initiator and six-time president of the Society for Armenian Studies (SAS).