Levon Marashlian, Ph.D.

Glendale Community College

1500 Verdugo Road

Glendale, CA 91208

Office: (818) 240-1000 ext. 5463

Home: (818) 957-8525

FAX: (818) 957-0648


Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1992

M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1978

B.A., University of Illinois, Chicago, 1974

Levon Marashlian: Professor of History at Glendale Community College in California, teaching Armenian history and Diaspora current affairs, as well as Middle Eastern, Russian, and US history and politics; also taught courses at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), California State University Northridge (CSUN), and Los Angeles Valley Community College; lectured extensively in Armenia at the Academy of Sciences, Yerevan State University, and the American University of Armenia, as well as in Beirut, Lebanon and Montreal, Canada; Fulbright Scholar in Armenia in 1994, teaching courses on democracy in America.

In 1996, testified before the US House of Representatives International Relations Committee, during a hearing on the Armenian Genocide; testimony was published in the Congressional Record, 5 May 1998.

In 1987, served on the California Department of Education Curriculum Advisory Committee for the development of instructional material on genocide and human rights and testified before government committees in favor of legislation mandating the teaching of the Armenian Genocide in secondary schools.

Invited to Ankara in 1990 to participate in the government-sponsored 11th Congress of Turkish History; paper, "Economic and Moral Influences on US Policies Toward Turkey and the Armenians, 1919-1923," covered the Armenian Genocide and its aftermath and was published in Ankara by the Turkish Historical Society Press in 1994; also published in Turkish as a book: Ermeni Sorunu ve Turk-Amerikan Iliskileri, 1919-1923 (Istanbul: Belge Uluslararasi Yayincilik, 2000.)

Other publications include: Politics and Demography: Armenians, Turks and Kurds in the Ottoman Empire (Cambridge, 1991), "Finishing the Genocide: Cleansing Turkey of Armenian Survivors, 1920-1923," in Richard Hovannisian, ed., Remembrance and Denial: The Case of the Armenian Genocide (Detroit, 1998), as well as numerous articles and letters to the editor in scholarly journals and the general press, including: New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Daily News, Education Week, Washington Jewish Week, Jewish Daily, Houston Chronicle, Glendale News Press, Washington Times, Daily Star (Beirut) and Courier (Paris); interviewed frequently on radio and television and in the press in the US and Armenia, as well as in Cumhuriyet, Tempo, and Hurriyet in Turkey.

BA from University of Illinois in Chicago (UICC), MA and PH.D. from UCLA. Born in Beirut in 1948, raised in Chicago since 1956, and served in Vietnam as US Army infantryman, 1968-69.