Grand-daughter of Hagop Arsenian, Arda Arsenian Ekmekji is currently the Dean of Arts and Sciences at Haigazian University, Beirut, Lebanon. She holds a BA and an MA in Ancient History and Archaeology from the American University of Beirut, and a Doctorate in Archeology from the University of Paris I – Sorbonne.

Active on the Lebanese national scene, she has served as the only woman on the Boutros Commission for the Drafting of a new Electoral Law (2006) and on the Supervisory Commission of the Electoral Campaign of the 2009 Lebanese elections.

She is Chair of the Educational Council of Armenian Evangelical Colleges in Lebanon, Member of ICOM (International Committee of Museums) and of the Cilicia Museum Board (Antelias). She also serves as Advisor to the Society of the Friends of the American University of Beirut Museum as well as World Vision Lebanon and Dan Mission.

She is married to Engineer Jacques Ekmekji and has one daughter Karma.


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