12/8/2015, Atossa Araxia Abrahamian

Are National Borders Relevant?

Are National Borders Relevant?

In an age when twenty million refugees are displaced worldwide, when passports are easily bought and sold, and when whole countries might soon be submerged by rising tides, are national borders truly relevant? Adapted from The Cosmopolites and published in Columbia Magazine. So many stories begin with borders. I was brought up with no sense of a… more

9/14/2015, Columbia Global Reports

'A Fascinating, Eminently Readable Exploration of Contemporary Citizenship and Concepts of Statehood'

'A Fascinating, Eminently Readable Exploration of Contemporary Citizenship and Concepts of Statehood'

"The role of citizenship and statehood in the average person’s life is often taken for granted," Publishers Weekly notes in its rave review of Atossa Araxia Abrahamian's forthcoming book The Cosmopolites. "Abrahamian draws from economic and political theory for a fascinating, eminently readable exploration of contemporary citizenship and concepts of statehood." The subject of The Cosmopolites is how the increasingly… more