The lecture will take place Thursday, Oct. 25, at Faneuil Hall at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
Djerejian was nominated by former President Bill Clinton to serve as an ambassador, and had worked in federal government since John F. Kennedy's presidency. Djerejian served as US ambassador to Israel from 1992-1994 and to the Syrian Arab Republic from 1988-1991.
After his retirement from government in 1994, he became founding director of the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. He published a book, Danger and Opportunity: An American Ambassador's Journey Through the Middle East, in 2008.
Among his many awards and honors, Djerejian was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001 and named to the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
According to the Armenian Heritage Foundation, the Faneuil Hall lectures are rooted in history. New England residents would flock to the area from 1895 to 1918 to hear the eyewitness accounts of the atrocities taking place against the Armenian minority of the Ottoman Empire, and spoke passionately about the urgent need for intervention.
Many who heard these accounts were moved to action, including distinguished Boston-area residents like Julia Ward Howe, Clara Barton, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Alice Stone Blackwell.
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