Peter Balakian, The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response (Harper Collins Press, 2003).

This immensely readable monograph chronicles not only the Armenian Genocide and the humanitarian crises that took place at the turn of last century and well into the 1930s, but also the coordinated international humanitarian movement for Armenia. In the study of America’s rise into global politics, reveals to the Christian and Evangelical underpinnings of much of this activity.


Robert I. Rotberg and Thomas G. Weiss (eds) From Massacres to Genocide: The Media, Public Policy, and Humanitarian Crises (The Brookings Institution, Washington DC and The World Peace Foundation, Cambridge Massachusetts, 1996).

This collection offers perspectives from aid workers, journalists and scholars on the topic of the media’s role in publicising humanitarian crises. Although almost 20 years old, it offers useful insights for today, along with an excellently situated study for considering the development of new witnessing technologies today.