September 22, 2012 - 08:57 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The Armenians and Progressive Politics (APP) Conference will be held at Columbia University on Sept 28-29 on the topic “Armenia at 21.”
According to The Armenian Weekly, thirty experts, activists, and academics from Armenia, Europe, South America, and the United States will address topics on the environment, foreign policy, economy, civil society development, and rule of law.
On Sept 28, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and war correspondent Chris Hedges will speak at the opening panel. Hedges is a senior fellow at the Nation Institute in New York. His career in journalism has taken him to the Middle East, the Balkans, Central America, and Africa, working for such media outlets as the New York Times, National Public Radio, and the Christian Science Monitor. In 2002, he received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. A best-selling author, his works include War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002), Death of the Liberal Class (2010), and most recently Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012). He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University, and the University of Toronto.
The list of speakers also includes: Sarah Leah Whitson (Human Rights Watch), Khatchik Der Ghougassian (Universidad de San Andres, Argentina), Stephan Astourian (UC Berkeley), Razmik Panossian (UNDP) and many others.