Rubina Peroomian To Receive Anca-Wr Lifetime Achievement Award



Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Dr. Rubina Peroomian with her new book

GLENDALE-The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region
announced Tuesday that it will be honoring Dr. Rubina Peroomian with
its Lifetime Achievement Award at its 2012 Annual Banquet on October
28. Dr. Peroomian, a renowned scholar on the Armenian Genocide,
is currently a research associate at the University of California,
Los Angeles, where she received her doctorate degree from the Near
Eastern Languages and Cultures Department.

The Lifetime Achievement Award of the ANCA-Western Region is bestowed
upon individuals who have dedicated their lives to the advancement
of the Armenian Cause in their field. Past honorees have included Dr.

Richard Hovannissian, a world renowned historian and scholar, and Ken
Khachigian, “the Lion of California GOP politics” and speechwriter
for President Ronald Reagan, the last president to accurately refer
to the Armenian Genocide.

“We are extremely proud to be honoring such a highly esteemed member
of our community at our marquee event. Dr. Peroomian is an epitome
of devotion to the Armenian Cause, and her life’s work embodies the
spirit, shared by the ANCA, of pursuing justice through education,”
said Western Region Co-Chair Nora Hovsepian.

Dr. Peroomian has published several books and has contributed myriad
articles, essays, and entries, to scholarly collections, books,
journals, and encyclopedias, in both Armenian and English. Her
schoolbooks on the Armenian Cause are used as the main texts for
schoolchildren in a majority of Armenian high schools in the United
States and throughout the Diaspora. Furthermore, she has developed
an age-appropriate Armenian Genocide curriculum for pupils from
grades K-12.

Her publications are buttressed by her vast number of presentations at
international symposia and conferences at the world’s top universities,
international organizations, and government agencies.

She has also made many public appearances as the keynote speaker of
Genocide commemorations worldwide.

Her accolades extend beyond formal education and into policymaking,
as well, where she has served on the Writing and Advisory Committee
of Assembly Bill 1273, which created a human rights and genocide
model curriculum for K-12 social science and history courses for the
State of California Department of Education. Dr. Peroomian has also
maintained a fruitful collaboration with the Ministry of Education
of the Republic of Armenia which uses her Armenian Genocide study
guide on their website.

“I am moved to be receiving this honor from the ANCA,an organization
with which I have worked closely and which I respect immensely,”
said Dr. Peroomian. “I thank the ANCA for acknowledging my academic
endeavors in the study of Armenian Genocide literature as well as my
contribution in effective teaching of the Armenian Question and its
history. It is my hope that in receiving this award, I can impress
upon a new generation of scholars the importance of continuing this
invaluable work as a powerful tool, an armament, if you will, in our
national struggle for the just solution of our Cause.”

The 2012 ANCA-WR Annual Banquet, the main event of the Armenian
American community in the western United States, will take place on
Sunday, October 28, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

To reserve seats, visit For all other inquiries,
call 818-533-8587.

The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region is the
largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots advocacy
organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination
with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the
Western United States and affiliated organizations around the country,
the ANCA-WR advances the concerns of the Armenian American community
on a broad range of issues.

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