THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ALICE A. KELIKIAN TO THE COMMISSION FOR THE
PRESERVATION OF AMERICA'S HERITAGE ABROAD
The President today announced his intent to appoint Alice A. Kelikian as a member of the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad.
Ms. Alice A. Kelikian, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has had a long career in academia. She has served as an Associate Professor of History at Brandeis University since 1988. She received an A.B. degree from Princeton University and a D.Phil. degree from Oxford University in England. In addition, Ms. Kelikian has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the European University Institute in Italy.
The purpose of the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad is to identify and publish a list of those cemeteries, monuments, and historic buildings located abroad which are associated with the foreign heritage of U.S. citizens from eastern and central Europe. The Commission encourages the preservation of such cemeteries, monuments, and historic sites and buildings by gaining assurances of protection, in cooperation with the Department of State, from foreign governments.