Stephan Astourian is Executive Director of the Armenian Studies Program and Adjunct Assistant Professor of History at the University of California-Berkeley. Prior to and after earning his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Astourian has taught at California State University, Long Beach, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and UCLA. He has been at UC Berkeley since the fall of 1998. Dr. Astourian has published a number of articles about the Armenian Genocide, Armenian Ottoman and Azerbaijani history and politics, and current issues relating to Armenians in the homeland and the Diaspora. He was the past editor of "JUSUR: The UCLA Journal of Middle Eastern Studies". He is a member of the Academic Board of the Zoryan Institute, of the Advisory Committee of the Caucasus and Central Asia Program (Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, U.C. Berkeley), and of the Center for Contemporary Armenian Studies (Paris, France).