Alternative Radio director to discuss U.S.-Middle East relations during Langley visit

  • Fri May 15th, 2015 11:27pm
  • Life

David Barsamian, founder, writer, broadcaster and director of Alternative Radio, will discuss international relations between the U.S. and the Middle East at 7 p.m. Monday, May 18 at the Langley United Methodist Church.

Barsamian, an Armenian-American based in Colorado, is an acclaimed investigative journalist.

Barsamian is the winner of the Media Education Award, the American Civil Liberties Union’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, according to the Alternative Radio website.

He is also the author of “Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire,”  a book of interviews with Noam Chomsky.

During his presentation, Barsamian will pose questions like: “Why are large parts of the Middle East engulfed in violence?” and “What historical factors shape the current conflicts?”

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

More information can be found at langleyumc.org.