Barsamian to Discuss ‘Worthy and Unworthy Victims’ at MIT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Journalist and author David Barsamian will discuss “Worthy and Unworthy Victims: The Armenian Genocide and the Unraveling of the Middle East,” at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on April 20.

David Barsamian delivering his remarks at an Armenian Genocide commemoration event in Ankara (Photo: Mehmet Ozer)

David Barsamian is the award-winning founder and director of Alternative Radio, the independent weekly audio series based in Boulder, Colo. One of America’s most wide-ranging and respected independent journalists, David Barsamian has altered the media landscape with his radio programs and books with Noam Chomsky, Tariq Ali, Howard Zinn, Edward Said, Arundhati Roy and others. His most recent books are Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism with Richard Wolff and Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and The New Challenges to U.S. Empire with Noam Chomsky.

Barsamian is winner of the Media Education Award, the ACLU’s Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, and the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. The Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its Top Ten Media Heroes.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the MIT Armenian Student Association and Hamazkayin Boston. It will be held at 4 p.m., in Building 3, room 270 at MIT.

1 Comment on Barsamian to Discuss ‘Worthy and Unworthy Victims’ at MIT

  1. avatar Martin Voelker // April 18, 2017 at 9:20 am // Reply

    Don’t miss this one. The Armenian perspective is a powerful angle to inspect history, and none better to illustrate it than David Barsamian.

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