Former U.S. Ambassador to Armenia, Honorable John M. Evans, to Speak at Holy Trinity

Sunday, 4/23/17, 12:15pm

Holy Trinity Armenian Church
145 Brattle Street
Charles and Nevart Talanian Cultural Hall

Cambridge, MA 02138

Event Details

Former U.S. Ambassador to Armenia,
the Honorable John M. Evans
Author of Truth Held Hostage 

Holy Trinity is proud to present a series of events celebrating books and courage and legends.  For its first event, as we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide, Holy Trinity Church is honored to have former Ambassador Evans whose ethics and principles courageously enabled him to voice the words "Armenian Genocide."  His book, Truth Held Hostage:  America and the Armenian Genocide:  What Then?  What Now?, is being hailed as the most important work about the Armenian Genocide by a U.S. diplomat since Ambassador Morgenthau's story in 1918.   All are welcome to attend.  A complimentary light luncheon will be served.

Ambassador Evans, a Foreign Service Officer in the United States State Department for over 35 years (1971-2006), served as United States Ambassador to Armenia from 2004 to 3006, until he lost his job for using the word "Genocide" to describe the Turkish government's policy of extermination of Armenians in 1915.  Over his career, Ambassador Evans has served with distinction in diplomatic posts in Tehran, Prague, Moscow, Brussels (NATO), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, St. Petersburg and Washington D.C., reaching the rank of Minister-Counselor.  A native of Williamsburg VA, Ambassador Evans was educated at Yale and Columbia universities and is an avid student of Russian history.

In addition to Truth Held Hostage, he is the author of Therefore God Must Be Armenian!  Sixteen Talks Given on Armenian Issues (2007-2015).

Following his talk, Ambassador Evans will inscribe copies of his books.  A limited number will be available for purchase.  Those attending may bring their personal copies to be inscribed.