TROY, NY – The Sage Colleges is pleased to present its 2016 Armenian Lecture: “Confronting Crimes Against Humanity: From the Armenian Genocide to Climate Change Denial” on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Bush Memorial Center on its Russell Sage College campus in Troy.
From the Armenian Massacres and the Holocaust to the Yugoslavian Tribunals, over the course of the 20th century the international community made significant but uneven progress in prosecuting crimes against humanity. Sage professor Steven Leibo, Ph.D., will discuss the evolution of international tribunals and the question of how those who have vigorously worked to prevent effective action on climate change might be judged in the future.
Today, in the 21st century, the entire global community is threatened by a too slow response to anthropogenic climate change, caused in large measure by a deliberate effort to delay action by the climate change denial industry, thus prompting the question of whether climate denial tribunals need to be considered to deal with what is arguably the greatest contemporary and completely global crime against humanity.
Leibo is the Sherman David Spector Professor of Modern International History & Politics at The Sage Colleges and an international affairs commentator for WAMC Northeast Public Radio. He is also currently serving as an associate in research at Harvard University’s China Center.
The lecture, which is sponsored by the Armenian Fund of The Sage Colleges, is free and open to the public.