Lecture by Margaret Lavinia Anderson | The Ambassador's Story: Henry Morgenthau, the Armenian Genocide, and the Problem of Humanitarian Intervention

Please join us for the Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Annual Lecture

The Ambassador's Story: Henry Morgenthau, the Armenian Genocide, and the Problem of Humanitarian Intervention

Margaret Lavinia Anderson, Professor of History Emerita, UC Berkeley

Ambassador Morgenthau's Story (1918) depicts the horrors visited on the Armenian people by the Young Turk regime, as well as author Henry Morgenthau's own efforts to thwart the genocide and alert the world. A Critical reading of his memoir and of German diplomatic documents suggests his story was less straightforward. What Morgenthau really said and did in 1915 raises questions about what a state can and should do when another commits genocide.

Sponsored by the Institute of European Studies & the Department of History

Date/Time: 
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
Constituencies: 
All Welcome
Location: 
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704