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Alan Whitehorn

Alan Whitehorn

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Alan Whitehorn is an emeritus professor at the Royal Military College of Canada. He received his BA (York) in Political Science & History and his MA and PhD (Carleton) in political science. In the mid-seventies, he served as the research director on the David Lewis memoirs. From 1978 to 2011 he was a professor of political science at RMC. In the mid-1990s, he was the first holder of the JS Woodsworth Chair in Humanities at Simon Fraser University. He was also a cross-appointed professor at Queen's University. As an academic, he writes on the topics of genocide, human rights, political parties and elections. As a poet, he explores the issue of genocide and its impact on Armenian-Canadian identity.



Canadian Socialism: Essays on the CCF-NDP. Oxford, Toronto, 1992
Political Activists: The NDP in Convention. Oxford, Toronto, 1997 (coauthor)
Party Politics in Canada, 8th edition. Pearson Education, Toronto, 2000 (coeditor)
The Armenian Genocide: Resisting the Inertia of Indifference. Blue Heron, Kingston, 2001 (coauthor)
Poems: Political and Philosophical. Hybrid, Winnipeg, 2002
Ancestral Voices: Identity, Ethnic Roots and A Genocide Remembered. Hybrid, Winnipeg, 2007
Just Poems: Reflections on the Armenian Genocide. Hybrid, Winnipeg, 2009
Return to Armenia/Veradardz depi Hayastan. Lusakn, Yerevan, 2012
The Armenian Genocide: The Essential Reference Guide. ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, 2015 (editor)


gold medal, Ministry of Culture, Armenia, 2011
gold medal, Writers' Union of Armenia,, 2015
Aurora Forum Goodwill Ambassador, 2019
Narekatsi gold medal, Writers' Union of Armenia, 2019
honorary member, Writers' Union of Armenia, 2019
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