Haigazian University

Arda A. Ekmekji, Ph.D.

Dr. Arda A. Ekmekji
Dean of Arts and Sciences
Office: Mugar Bldg., 109
Tel. ext.: 329



Prof. Arda Arsenian Ekmekji is Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Intercultural Studies and Archeology at Haigazian University. For the past forty years, she has been teaching at the American University of Beirut and Haigazian University and has held numerous administrative and academic positions.  Dr. Ekmekji is also very active in Civil Society and Humanitarian organizations. She was a member of the National Commission for Electoral Reform (Boutros Commission), and member of the Supervisory Commission of Electoral Campaigning in Lebanon (SCEC). She is also currently the Chair of the World Vision Advisory Council in Lebanon, Chair of the Armenian Evangelical Educational Council and Advisor to the Society of the Friends of the AUB Museum.


Ancient Cultures and Civilizations
Archeology of Armenia and Lebanon


Armenia during the Urartian Kingdom (8th-6th c , BC)
Gender Studies and Education
Genocide Memoirs and Oral History


– Towards Golgotha, The Memoirs of Hagop Arsenian, A Genocide Survivor. HUP Press,Beirut. 2011
– Confessionalism and Electoral Reform in Lebanon. Aspen Institute, Washington D.C. 2012
– Les Relations archéologiques entre les cités Urartéennes et les états du nord de la Syrie entre le VIII° et le VI° Siècle.av.J.C- Paris 1995.
– “Why Aren’t  Armenian Women in Politics (Armenian)”. Paper presented at the Identity Conference held in Yerevan State University. Yerevan, March 2013


Ph.D. (Doctorat) – Université de Paris I- Sorbonne
MA- American University of Beirut
BS- America University of Beirut


Medal of Lebanese Female Academicians – May 2002
Medal of Ministry of Interior, Lebanon -2009