The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project

October 19, 2017
Talk and Interview with Tariq Ali

Havens Center Award for Lifetime Contribution to Critical Scholarship

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Tariq AliDavid Barsamian

Tariq Ali: Writer, Journalist, Filmmaker
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7PM
Elvehjem L160 (Philips Auditorium)
800 University Ave

Tariq Ali will speak on “1917-2017: Wars and Revolutions”. Following his lecture, he will be joined on stage for an interview with journalist DAVID BARSAMIAN of Alternative Radio. Tariq Ali’s visit is co-sponsored by the History Department.

TARIQ ALI is a writer and filmmaker. He has written more than two dozen books on world history and politics, and seven novels (translated into over a dozen languages) as well as scripts for the stage and screen. He is an editor of New Left Review and lives in London. His nonfiction books include Pirates Of The Caribbean, Conversations with Edward Said, Bush in Babylon, Clash of Fundamentalisms, The Obama Syndrome, and The Extreme Centre: A Warning. His most recent book, The Dilemmas of Lenin: Terrorism, War, Empire, Love, Revolution, was released in April 2017.

DAVID BARSAMIAN is a journalist who has altered the independent media landscape, both with his weekly radio show Alternative Radio—now in its 32th year—and his written work. His forthcoming books are with Noam Chomsky and Arundhati Roy. Barsamian is the winner of the Media Education Award, the ACLU’s Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center.