Interview with Vartan Gregorian about his memories of JFK 'a assassination Vartan C. Gregorian (Persian: وارتان گرگوریان, born April 8, 1934) is an Iranian-American academic, serving as the president of Carnegie Corporation of New York. He is of Armenian descent.
He came to the United States in 1956 as a freshman, attending Stanford University, where he completed his B.A., with honors, in two years. After receiving his dual Ph.D. in history and humanities from Stanford University in 1964, Gregorian served on the faculties at several American universities before joining the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania in 1972 as Tarzian Professor of Armenian and Caucasian History and Professor of South Asian history. In 1974, he was appointed UPenn's founding dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and became Provost in 1978. From 1981 to 1989, Gregorian served as president of the New York Public Library, an eight-year tenure which would prove one of his most lasting legaci
talks about what the sense of America was during the Kennedy years..the sense of optimism and hope that Kennedy brought to the country and how that faded upon his assassination
talks about how LBJ's plans were only possible because of the death of JFK
offers a political analysis of Kennedy and his genration
talks more about how America changed because of Kennedy's death
Vartan Gregorian interview ends
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