Susan Harper was a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Harper was previously senior officer at The Pew Charitable Trusts, executive director of the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, and lecturer in History, Literature, and Expository Writing at Harvard University. She has served on the boards of the Association of American Rhodes Scholars, Eastern University, and Capital for Good Impact.
Harper’s areas of expertise include the history of cultural and religious interactions in South Asia and the Middle East, Progressive-era internationalism, and the writing of historical biography. She is working on a history of American humanitarianism in the Middle East.
Susan Harper will discuss the role that the genocide in Armenia played in setting the precedent than has affected American response to genocide in all conflicts since World War I.
Susan B. Harper delivered the 19th Annual Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture featuring historical photographs from the Library's collection as well as those of other institutions.