Oral history interview with Deana Arsenian 1999


Arsenian, Deana, 1958- (Interviewee)
Zane, Sharon (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Deana Arsenian 1999
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Deana Arsenian : oral history, 1999
Childhood: born Yerevan, Armenia, raised Moscow, Russia; immigration to U.S., 1975; education: Briarcliff College 1976-1977, B.A., political science, Barnard College 1977-1980, School of International Affairs, Columbia University, 1982-1984; Russian Institute/Harriman Institute at Columbia University: cultivating support, excitement of the time, mission; Carnegie Corporation of New York [Carnegie]: development of international division, vision of new president and involvement, training, security studies, criticisms; Carnegie Avoiding Nuclear War Program: president's insistence, nation's difficulties in discussing issue, revitalization of institutions, pursuit of agenda through funding, promotion of U.S.-Soviet relations and understanding; work as program officer: becoming an issues generalist, diplomacy, proposal receptions and decisions, meetings; Brown University: director of Center for Foreign Policy Development, part-time work for Carnegie; return to Carnegie.
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
Nuclear nonproliferation; United States Foreign relations Soviet Union; Soviet Union Foreign relations United States; Arsenian, Deana, 1958-; Columbia University Alumni and alumnae; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Brown University. Center for Foreign Policy Development
oral histories
Physical Description
60 pages; sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Note (Biographical)
Foundation Program Officer.
Note (Funding)
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010.
Interviewed by: Sharon Zane on May 12 and August 8, 1999.
Service copy (44 kHz, 16 bit) and rendered version (96 kHz, 24 bit) of sound file derived from a digital preservation master digitized at 96 kHz, 24 bit.
Note (Provenance)
Gift of Deana Arsenian
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Oral History Archives at Columbia
Carnegie Corporation Oral History Project [Staging]
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