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Gregorian, Vartan

Overview
Works: 124 works in 204 publications in 2 languages and 5,498 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Educational films  Interviews  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Case studies  Internet videos  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Donor, Author of introduction, Signer, Speaker, Interviewee
Classifications: PT2647.E77, B
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Most widely held works by Vartan Gregorian
Islam : a mosaic, not a monolith by Vartan Gregorian( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this survey of Islam, Vartan Gregorian focuses on Muslim diversity and division, portraying the faith and its people as a mosaic, not a monolith." "The book begins with an overview of Islam's tenets, institutions, evolution, and historical role. Gregorian traces its origins and fundamental principles, from Prophet Muhammad's call to faith nearly 1,400 years ago to the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in World War I, and the subsequent abolition of the Caliphate. He focuses particular attention on the intense struggle between modernists and traditionalists, interaction between religion and nationalism, and key developments that have caused bitter divisions among Muslim nations and states: the partitions of Palestine and the Indian subcontinent, the break up and Islamization of Pakistan, the 1978 revolution in Iran, and the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan." "Gregorian emphasizes the importance of religion in today's world and urges states, societies, and intellectuals to intervene in order to prevent Islam - as well as other religions - from becoming the political tool of various parties or of states. He recommends continuing contact and dialogues between modernist and traditionalist Muslims, as well as among the educated, secular elite and their clerical counterparts. He advocates for U.S.-led efforts to engage and better understand the diversity of Muslim communities in the United States and the world."--Jacket
The emergence of modern Afghanistan; politics of reform and modernization, 1880-1946 by Vartan Gregorian( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slow fires : on the preservation of the human record by Terry Sanders( Visual )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary describing the devastating deterioration of intellectual documents such as pamphlets, photographs, films, drawings, and maps. Assesses the situation, demonstrates preservation and restoration techniques, and suggests ways to prevent deterioration in the future. Features remarks by several experts, writers, and historians, such as James Michener, Barbara Tuchman, Daniel Boorstin, and Vartan Gregorian
Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Carnegie, the great steel-baron-turned-philanthropist, was an industrialist unlike any other. His famous dictum, that he who dies rich dies disgraced, has inspired a generation of twenty-first-century philanthropists to follow in his footsteps and put their money towards philanthropic causes. He had an unwavering belief in distributing wealth for good, and systematically and deliberately gave away the bulk of his riches throughout his lifetime. Born in 1835, he emigrated with his family to the United States from Scotland at a young age. His first job was in a cotton factory, and he late
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display
Peter Drucker by Peter F Drucker( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vartan Gregorian, former president of the New York Public Library and next president of Brown University, talks about libraries and learning and the need for education to show a direct connection between information and life
Transparency and accomplishment : a legacy of glass pockets by Vartan Gregorian( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carved in sand : a report on the collapse of the Rhode Island Share and Deposit Indemnity Corporation by Vartan Gregorian( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libraries and Andrew Carnegie's challenge by Vartan Gregorian( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This essay by the president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York (reprinted from the 1998 annual report) opens by noting that the year 1999 marks the 100th anniversary of Andrew Carnegie's support for the planning and development of 65 branch libraries of the New York Public Library System, a gift that came to more than $5.2 million. Discussion then moves to the role and significance of libraries and the importance of books and reading. A brief history, beginning with the first "libraries" in Mesopotamia, is then outlined. The significance of Carnegie's gifts for the development of American libraries is noted, and highlights are given of Carnegie Corporation's grants for public and academic library development and services and for training of librarians. The essay concludes with a profile of the library today and the potential benefits of new technologies, and notes that Carnegie Corporation funds, to be negotiated, will be used for the promotion of literacy, the preservation of texts, and the improvement of children's library services. (Aef)
Strengthening scholarship and research in the former Soviet Union by Vartan Gregorian( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lincoln collection by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three-volume boxed set which includes two volumes of the sixteenth president's speeches and writings, along with an anthology of fiction, prose, and poetry by authors ranging from Churchill and Grant to Tolstoy and Twain
Vartan Gregorian : living in the information age( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the New York Public Library Bill Moyers interviews Brown University President Vartan Gregorian who shares his views on the information age and how education must show a direct connection between this information and life
Report of the President by Carnegie Corporation of New York( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The occasion of the anniversary of Andrew Carnegie's transfer of wealth from business to philanthropy provides an opportunity to reflect on Carnegie's role in philanthropy and philanthropy's role, responsibilities, and challenges in the nation. Citizen philanthropy has been an important constituent of participatory democracy in the United States, and knowledge of the role of U.S. philanthropy gives a better understanding of the critical importance of public-private partnerships and citizen participation. Today, philanthropy is woven almost invisibly into the cultural fabric of the country. There are many individual wealthy donors, but what really makes U.S. philanthropy triumphant is its grassroots nature. Whether rich or poor, most Americans participate in philanthropy through volunteering time and money to a wide variety of causes. As the United States debates issues about wealth and inheritance, one hopes that public officials will act in the context of a full understanding of the tradition of U.S. philanthropy and its benevolent impact on society. A final concern is the need to reach out to the world at large. The United States cannot remain an island of prosperity in an ocean of scarcity. It is necessary to remember that while charity begins at home, it does not stay at home. (Sld)
Carnegie Corporation of New York : report of the president by Vartan Gregorian( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a brief survey of Islam, including its tenets, institutions, evolution and historical role, along with some insights into the current state of Muslim societies and the challenges they face
A convocation address : commemorating 100 years at Stanford University by Vartan Gregorian( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emergence of modern Afghanistan : politics of reform and modernization by Vartan Gregorian( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mosaico Islam : alcune cose essenziali che dobbiamo smettere di ignorare by Vartan Gregorian( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unequal partners by Vartan Gregorian( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road to home : my life and times by Vartan Gregorian( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vartan Gregorian's tale starts with a childhood of poverty, deprivation, and enchantment in the Armenian quarter of Tabriz, Iran. As the world reeled from depression into six years of warfare, his mother died, leaving his grandmother Voski as the loving staff of his life. Through unlettered example and instruction, he learned about the first of his many worlds: the strenuousness required for survival, the fairy tale that explained existence, the place and name of his own star in the night sky, how to maneuver as a member of a Christian minority in a benevolent Muslim kingdom, the beauty and inspiration of Armenian Church liturgy, the exciting foreign world of ten-year-old American westerns, the richness of life on the streets. He learned the magic of the innumerable worlds he could find in books -- and he wanted to visit them all. As the spell books cast on him grew more powerful, so did the constraints imposed by his father's indifference to his dreams of redirecting his life through learning. So, one day when he was fifteen years old, he presented himself at an Armenian-French lycee in Beirut, Lebanon, to start the arduous task of becoming a person of learning and consequence. This book tells not only how he reached that school but also about the many people who guided, supported, taught, and helped him on an extravagantly absorbing and varied journey from Tabriz to Beirut to Palo Alto to Tenafly to London, from Stanford University to San Francisco State University to the University of Texas at Austin to the University of Pennsylvania to the New York Public Library to Brown University and, currently, to the presidency of Carnegie Corporation of New York. With witty stories and memorable encounters, Dr. Gregorian describes his public and private lives as one education after another. He has written a love story about life
 
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Islam : a mosaic, not a monolith
Alternative Names
Gregorjan, Vartan 1934-

Vartan Gregorian

Vartan Gregorian American academic administrator

Vartan Gregorian onderwijzer uit Iran

Վարդան Գրեգորյան

Վարդան Գրեգորյան հայ ուսուցիչ

ヴァータン・グレゴリアン

瓦坦·格雷戈里恩

Languages
English (109)

Italian (1)

Covers
Autobiography of Andrew CarnegieDemocracy in AmericaThe Lincoln collectionThe road to home : my life and times