President's Office

Statement from CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison on Artsakh Conflict

The following message was posted on the CSUN website on Oct. 3, 2020.

Campus leadership and I ​have heard from CSUN students, and we want them to know that we too are ​concerned by the rising violence in the Artsakh region. CSUN has many students who have family connections to that region and who have suffered the lasting effects of the Genocide of 1915, so this is particularly troubling. 

The University has reached out to the offices of Congressman Brad Sherman and Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian with CSUN’s support for the calls for a cessation to the violence and a diplomatic solution that respects the rights of the inhabitants of the region and also considers the long historic ties of Armenia to that region.

​Let us all hope for peace in the region.

Dianne F. Harrison, Ph.D.