Cheterian Presents Open Wounds | Webster University

Cheterian Presents "Open Wounds"

Vicken Cheterian and Open Wounds book coverST. LOUIS (FEB. 15) – The Webster University School of Communications is sponsoring Dr. Vicken Cheterian’s St. Louis visit, part of a worldwide tour to promote “Open Wounds: Armenians, Turks, and a Century of Genocide.”

Cheterian will present “Open Wounds” Tuesday, February 16 at 6 p.m. in the Emerson Library Conference Room. This event is free and open to the public.

In “Open Wounds,” Cheterian uses research and interviews to describe the events that led to the Armenian Genocide of 1915 and its aftermath.

Cheterian is a faculty member of both the media communications and international relations programs at Webster University Geneva. He has authored other books including “From Perestroika to Rainbow Revolutions: Reform and Revolution after Communism” and “War and Peace in the Caucasus: Russia’s Troubled Frontier.”

He is a journalist and political analyst for openDemocracy, an independent, not-for-profit digital commons. Cheterian is also a frequent contributor to Le Monde Diplomatique (The Diplomatic World), a monthly print and digital newspaper and Al-Hayat (Life), a pan-Arab daily newspaper.

While visiting the School of Communications, Cheterian will be a guest speaker in Warren Rosenblum’s History of Human Rights class and Larry Baden’s Advanced Reporting class.

About the School of Communications
The School of Communications at Webster University prepares students to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communications. We provide theory and practice in media courses framed within a liberal arts-based curriculum, augmented by personalized mentorship, and professional development opportunities. Fifteen distinct majors are available at the undergraduate level and master’s degrees in six diverse fields of communications. We offer BA and MA programs on the Webster campuses in Geneva, Vienna, London, Leiden, Thailand, and Ghana, as well as in Saint Louis and online.

About Webster University
With its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Webster University ( comprises an action-oriented global network of faculty, staff, students and alumni who forge powerful bonds with each other and with their communities around the globe. Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with more than 17,000 students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and in a robust learning environment online. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.