Public Presentation: “From the Ararat to the Carpathians” by Claude Mutafian

YEREVAN, Armenia On September 23, the American University of Armenia was pleased to bring its students together with noted historian Dr. Claude Mutafian in a public lecture entitled “From the Ararat to the Carpathians”.

Dr. Claude Armen Mutafian was born in 1942 to a family that escaped the Armenian Genocide. He is a mathematics professor and Doctor of Historical Sciences. He is a Member of the National Academy of Science of Armenia and has also taught mathematics at universities in France and other countries.

His travels to modern-day Turkey and Armenia since 1980 have led him to discover many hidden aspects of history, especially of the medieval Middle East and particularly of Sicilian Armenia. He is an author of several publications on this topic. During his lecture he presented the results of his study, which emphasizes the role of Armenians in Eastern European regions including Moldavia, Walachia, and Transylvania.


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.

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