Dr. Gregory Areshian has had a long and distinguished academic career in the USA, Armenia, and the former Soviet Union. He is the author of more than 150 scholarly works published in 5 languages in 12 countries, mostly devoted to interdisciplinary studies in social sciences and the humanities with a special focus on the Middle East and Armenia in a broader historical context. They cover a chronological timespan from antiquity to World War I. His last edited volume concerning multidisciplinary study of empires was published by the University of California in 2013. The volume includes a chapter on the relationship between imperialism and the formation of modern Armenian identity. Dr. Areshian’s unique intellectual experience that combines diverse academic perspectives derived from very different traditions of scholarship with two tours of service in governments of the Republic of Armenia has recently been enriching the curriculum of the American University of Armenia where he currently serves as Professor of History and Archaeology.