Dr Charlie Laderman will be presenting his new book, Sharing the Burden: The Armenian Question, Humanitarian Intervention and Anglo-American Visions of Global Order (Oxford University Press, 2019)* in conversation with Professor Donald Bloxham (University of Edinburgh). He will be speaking about the American and British struggle to save the Armenians from genocide and remake global order during the World War One era. The response to the Armenian tragedy reveals the possibilities, limitations and continued dilemmas of humanitarian intervention, and remains profoundly relevant for international politics today.
This event is co-hosted by the Centre for Grand Strategy and the War Crimes Research Group (WCRG) and will be chaired by Dr Rachel Kerr.
*Sharing the Burden is winner of the 2020 Arthur Miller Institute First Book Prize and has been shortlisted for the 2020 Historical Society's Whitfield Prize in British History. It is available online at Oxford University Press.
Dr. Laderman is a Lecturer in International History at the War Studies Department, King's College, London. He was previously a Harrington Faculty Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, a Research Fellow at Peterhouse, Cambridge, a Fox International Fellow and Smith Richardson Fellow at Yale University, and a Fellow at the Kluge Center, Library of Congress. He is also the co-author with Brendan Simms of Donald Trump: The Making of a Worldview (I.B. Tauris, 2017).
Professor Donald Bloxham is a Professor of Modern History, specialising in genocide, war crimes and other mass atrocities studies. He is the editor of the Journal of Holocaust Education. Graduated from the Keele and Southampton universities, he also received PhD in history. He worked as Research Director of the London-based Holocaust Educational Trust. As of 2009, he is a lecturer of Twentieth Century History at the University of Edinburgh.
Dr Rachel Kerr is a Reader in International Relations and Contemporary War in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. Kerr co-directs the War Crimes Research Group and co-chairs the BISA International Law and Politics Working Group, and the London Transitional Justice Network. In 2009-10, she was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, and from 2011-13, a Visiting Research Associate at the Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa, Canada.