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Writer speaks on Armenian Genocide, April 25

Peter Balakian, an award-winning writer and a professor of English and humanities at Colgate University, will deliver the keynote address at a Monday, April 25, event commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The event will be held at 4:30 p.m. in 302 Frist.

Responding to his address will be Gary Bass, Princeton assistant professor of politics and international affairs, and Kwame Anthony Appiah, Princeton's Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values. The event, sponsored by the Humanity Project, commemorates the killing of more than 1 million Armenians by the “Young Turk” government of the Ottoman Empire in 1915-16.

Balakian is the author of "Black Dog of Fate" (1998), which won the PEN/Martha Albrand Prize for Memoir. His other books include "The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America 's Response" (2003) and "June-tree: New and Selected Poems, 1974-2000" (2004). He is also the director of Colgate's new Center for the Study of Ethics and World Societies.

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