Armenians in Iran Past and Present: Schools and the Community

YEREVAN, Armenia—On March 22, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) of the American University of Armenia (AUA) hosted Dr. Mkrtich Toomanian who delivered a seminar on Armenian schools and communities in Iran. Throughout the discussion, attendees had an opportunity to vividly explore the life of Armenians and the Armenian community in Iran.

Dr. Toomanian is a mathematician, member of National Academy of Sciences of Armenia and the Academy of Sciences of Iran for the past 25 years, and serves as the Head of the Mathematics Department. He has taught at the University of Tabriz for the past 38 years. Moreover, Dr. Toomanian served 20 years as a member and eight years as the President of the Association of Mathematicians of Iran. He is an active member of the local Armenian community and church and has served 20 years on the Board of Trustees of the Schools of Tabriz. In addition, Dr. Toomanian has been the President of the Assembly of Atropatene Armenian Diocese for 12 years.

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.