Akasha Barickman (RO2)

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Akasha Barickman, has a BA in International Security & Conflict Resolution from San Diego State University with an emphasis in Mediation. Following his transition to the east coast he worked within Columbia University’s Center for International Conflict Resolution focusing on creating a joint political platform for the disparate rebel groups in Myanmar. Following two episodes in the private sector, commercial real estate at the Corcoran Group and textile imports, he recently settled down in Brooklyn and married Lorena from Cali, Colombia. He is currently pursuing his MS in Education at The City College, specializing in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Akasha has been a dedicated reader for most of his life, and looks forward to the group effort of critically engaging some of the seminal texts from the western tradition.

Some of his favorite books and essays (in no particular order) are…

The Master & Margarita by M. Bulgakov
Politics & The English Language by Orwell
The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky
Orientalism by E. Said
A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens
Auto Da Fe by Canetti
Guns, Germs & Steel by J. Diamond
Manufacturing Consent by Chomsky
How the Mind Works by S. Pinker
Illuminations, & Reflections by W. Benjamin
100 Years of Solitude by Garcia Marquez
Fictions by Borges
A Brief History of Time by S. Hawking

…with many other worthy but (for variety of reasons) unmentioned favorites.

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