On Monday, April 14, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., the Book and Author Committee at the National Press Club of Washington, DC, will feature Joe David’s latest book, The Infidels(Thames River Press, London, 2014). It is about a genocide that occurred exactly 100 years ago in Persia. What makes this book relevant today is that it will bring understanding to what is currently happening in the Middle East.
In writing his latest novel, The Infidels, Joe David not only demonstrates a significant knowledge of the customs and history of the times, but he also vividly brings to life the past in an exciting and meaningful way. Aside from a few tiny historical errors, which only an historian would notice, the book is filled with impressive scholarship and memorable characters.
Anahit Khosroeva, PhD Senior Researcher, Institute of History National Academy of Sciences of Armenia
Joining the author on Monday, April 14, 2014, will be Hannibal Travis, professor at Florida International University of Law. He will explore the question: Does the Genocide Convention protect all nations from genocide?
“Over the past several decades,” Professor Travis has said, “the Republic of Turkey has interpreted the Genocide Convention as not applying to its own history and conduct, even as it claims to be preventing acts of genocide against its racial, ethnic and religious allies in the Balkans, China, Cyprus, Palestine, Russia, and Syria. The member states of the Arab League have been doing the same by maintaining a disproportionate focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in order to deflect the attention of the United Nations away from their eradication or forcible assimilation of their own indigenous non-Muslim populations.”
How could this oversight of justice be corrected? Come and hear what Professor Travis has to say on the subject and learn more about Joe David’s newest book.