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Andrew Carroll
Chancellor Fellow
Andrew Carroll is the director of the Center for American War Letters at Chapman. The Center is home to a unique and extensive manuscript collection of previously unpublished war letters from every American conflict, beginning with handwritten missives composed during the Revolutionary War and continuing up to emails sent from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Andrew Carroll is the director of the Center for American War Letters at Chapman. The Center is home to a unique and extensive manuscript collection of previously unpublished war letters from every American conflict, beginning with handwritten missives composed during the Revolutionary War and continuing up to emails sent from Iraq and Afghanistan.
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The Honorable Bernd Fischer, Ph.D.
Chancellor Fellow, Peace Studies
Dr. Bernd Fischer is currently the Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany in Southern California and the states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Utah. In his role as Consul General in Los Angeles he seeks to foster and deepen German-American relations and has lectured at prestigious universities on Germany’s reunification and the important role it plays in the European Union.
He holds a Doctorate in Philosophy from Heidelberg University and was a Fulbright fellow at the University of Arizona. Key posts of his Foreign Service career include German Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia, Head of the Economic Department at the Embassy in Washington, Deputy Ambassador in Tokyo and he served in the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations in New York as well as various positions at the German Foreign Office headquarters in Bonn and Berlin.
Dr. Fischer also co-authored the German book "Zwischen Wilhelmstrasse und Bellevue: 500 Jahre Diplomatie in Berlin" in 1998, an overview of the history of foreign diplomacy in Berlin.
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Richard Hovannisian, Ph.D
Chancellor Fellow
Dr. Richard Hovannisian is the preeminent historian of Armenia and the Armenian genocide. He is the author and editor of many books, including Looking Backward, Moving Forward: Confronting the Armenian Genocide, The Armenian Genocide: Cultural and Ethical Legacies and the four-volume work, The Republic of Armenia.
He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the "I Witness Award" of the Jewish World Watch. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and Professor Emeritus at UCLA.
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Janna Levin, Ph.D.
Chancellor Fellow, Astrophysics
Janna Levin is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University. Her scientific research concerns the Early Universe, Chaos, and Black Holes. Her second book – a novel, “A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines” (Knopf, 2006) – won the PEN/Bingham Fellowship for Writers that "honors an exceptionally talented fiction writer whose debut work...represents distinguished literary achievement..." It was also a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway award for "a distinguished book of first fiction". She is the author of the popular science book, "How the Universe Got Its Spots: diary of a finite time in a finite space".
She holds a BA in Physics and Astronomy from Barnard College with a concentration in Philosophy, and a PhD from MIT in Physics. She has worked at the Center for Particle Astrophysics (CfPA) at the University of California, Berkeley before moving to the UK where she worked at Cambridge University in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP). Just before returning to New York, she was the first scientist-in-residence at the Ruskin School of Fine Art and Drawing at Oxford with an award from the National Endowment for Science, Technology, and Arts (NESTA). She has written for many artists and appeared on several radio and television programs.
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Chinary Ung, Ph.D
Chancellor Fellow
Dr. Chinary Ung will be a Chancellor Fellow: Senior Composer in Residence at Chapman University from January 1, 2015. He was the first American to win the highly coveted international Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition (1989), perhaps the most prestigious prize.
Ung has received dozens of awards including The Kennedy Center (Friedheim award), two American Academy of Arts and Letters, The Guggenheim Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts. Most recently, he is being honored by the Asian Cultural Council during its 50th anniversary for The 2013 John D. Rockefeller 3rd Award.