Please join us at our Annual Meeting on Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 am to noon at Brown's Revolution Hall. A lecture on "The United States, China, and the Climate Crisis: Can They Work Together to Save Civilization?" will be presented by Professor Steven A. Leibo of The Sage Colleges and WAMC's international affairs commentator. There is a $15 per person fee, which includes a buffet breakfast catered by Brown's Brewing Co. To attend, please RSVP by December 4 by e-mailing
or calling 518-659-5263.
From Super Storm Sandy to Hurricane Haiyan in the Philippines, from massive droughts in China and America to the unprecedented melting of glaciers around the world, man-made climate change is pressing in on humanity. Only a concerted effort by the United States and China has a chance of staving off the worst. Professor Leibo will explore how likely it is that Washington and Beijing can successfully cooperate in this, humanity's greatest challenge.
Leibo specializes in Modern International History & Politics at The Sage Colleges. He teaches courses on a range of topics from Modern China, the Modern Middle East, and Modern World History to classes on Globalization and Climate Change. Dr. Leibo has also taught at the State University of New York at Albany since 1986. A former Fulbright scholar, Prof. Leibo specializes in the relationship between Asia and the West.
Leibo is probably best known to upstate New York residents for his work as a frequent international political analyst for regional television, radio, and newspapers. During the Persian Gulf War of 1990-91 he served as the international political analyst for WTEN TV. Since 1997 Dr. Leibo has served as an international affairs commentator for WAMC Northeast Public Radio.
More recently Leibo was among those personally trained by Al Gore and The Climate Realty Project to give updated versions of the slide show featured in the Academy Award-winning film An Inconvenient Truth. He currently serves as a Climate "Mentor" for the organization and has given over a hundred and sixty talks on global warming in the upstate New York region. He also serves as an international adviser for Brill Publication's up-coming series on Chinese research on climate change.
In November 2012 Dr. Leibo appeared as a guest on Al Gore's 24 Hours of Climate Reality: The Dirty Weather Report global webcast, which attracted over 17 million viewers. He was recently elected to membership on the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. He spent the summer of 2013 in China and Mongolia speaking about and studying US-China Climate Change Issues.