National Press Club

Genocide in the Middle East: book launch, 6:30 pm April 14

April 4, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Joe David will discuss his new book, "The Infidels," at 6:30 p.m. April 14 in the National Press Club conference rooms.

David will be joined by Professor Hannibal Travis, who has published widely on genocide and human rights. A book signing will follow the discussion.

This is a ticketed event and registration is required. All attendees must have a ticket.

This event is a fundraiser for the NPC Journalism Institute. Books must be purchased through the Club. No outside books or memorabilia permitted. All sales are final; no refunds will be issued.

"The Infidels" is a fictionalized story about an Assyrian family, trapped in northwestern Persia, during World War I, who were victims of one of the twentieth century’s first major genocides. It is based on the experience of David's mother, who lived in Urmia in northwestern Persia as a child.

Among the questions that will be explored during the event: Why are certain powers in the Middle East able to get away with genocide by deflecting the attention of the United Nations from their eradication and forcible assimilation of their own indigenous non-Muslim population?

David is a Virginia-based writer and a former freelance journalist, public relations specialist and educator. Two of his five previous works include “Teacher of the Year” (1996) and “The Fire Within” (1981).