Dr. Sanjian, the nephew of the late Dr. Avedis Sanjian, was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. He studied for five years in Armenia and then went on to get a Ph.D. at the School of African and Oriental Studies of the University of London, with a dissertation on Turkey and the Baghdad Pact (1950s). Prior to his appointment here, he was the Chairman of the Department of Armenian Studies at Haigazian University in Beirut and one of the editors of the Haigazian Armenological Review. He also served as the Kazan Visiting Professor in Armenian History at California State University, Fresno during the 2003-2004 academic year.
March 2, 2006