Interview: Maria Armoudian on “Lawyers Without Borders”

25 October, 2021

Mis­cha Ger­a­coulis inter­views polit­i­cal his­to­ri­an Maria Armoudi­an about her newest book, Lawyers Beyond Bor­ders, Advanc­ing Inter­na­tion­al Human Rights Through Local Laws and Courts. Read her review.

Maria Armoudi­an is the author of three books, Report­ing from the Dan­ger Zone: Front­line Jour­nal­ists, Their Jobs and an Increas­ing­ly Per­ilous Future, Kill the Mes­sen­ger: The Media’s Role in the Fate of the World and her most recent, Lawyers Beyond Bor­ders : Advanc­ing Inter­na­tion­al Human Rights Through Local Laws and Courts. She is a lec­tur­er at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Auck­land in New Zealand, the host and pro­duc­er of the syn­di­cat­ed radio pro­gram, The Schol­ars’ Cir­cle. Fol­low her on Twit­ter @armoudian.

TMR contributing editor Mischa Geracoulis is a writer and educator of critical media literacy, English for speakers of other languages, and those with learning differentials. Her writing, teaching and approach to life are informed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Some of her topics of research include the Armenian Genocide and Diaspora, restorative justice, equitable education and child welfare, and the multifaceted human condition. Her work has appeared in Middle East Eye, The Guardian, Truthout, LA Review of Books, Colorlines, Gomidas Institute, National Catholic Reporter, and openDemocracy, among others. Follow her on Twitter @MGeracoulis.

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