On Wed., Oct. 23, Prof. Peter Balakian will deliver a lecture titled, “Raphael Lemkin, Cultural Destruction and the Armenian Genocide,” at Lafayette College. His recent article on this topic appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of “The Journal of Holocaust and Genocide Studies,” published by the U.S. Holocaust Museum and Oxford University Press.
Balakian is the Donald M. and Constance H. Rabar Professor in the Humanities at Colgate University, and has done a substantial amount of research on the Armenian Genocide, a result of his work as a poet and literary scholar. He is the author of nine books, including his memoir, Black Dog of Fate, which is the best-selling literary non-fiction about the genocide.
Lafayette College is located at 730 High St. in Easton, Pa. The talk begins at 4:10 p.m., in the Gendebein Room of the Skillman Library. It is free and open to the public.