On Margaret Mead’s Birthday

Anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson is the daughter of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson, both anthropologists. On Margaret Mead’s birthday (December 16, 1901), she speaks about Margaret Mead’s suggestion of Armenian as the international language, as well as her own thoughts about the impact of that on the Armenian language. She also speaks about the value of intercultural communication both for a new country like Armenia, as well as the ancient Armenian nation, based on her experiences living in the Middle East with her husband Barkev Kassarjian.