Fr. Vasken A. Kouzouian, Pastor of Holy Trinity Church, states that “We are honored to welcome this heroic former United States diplomat to Holy Trinity. Ambassador Evans stood up for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide in ways no other diplomat has in recent memory. To hear his story first-hand will leave an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of all ages. His personable and endearing nature comes through in his book, Truth Held Hostage. I hope copies of his important work are found in every Armenian-American home all across the country. I believe Armenians will find reason to respect Ambassador Evans by coming to Holy Trinity to hear him speak.”
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 2006, 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, 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 (2007-2012).
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.
For further information, please contact the Holy Trinity Church Office, 617.354.0632, or email email@example.com.