Dr. Steven A. Leibo, the Sherman David Spector Professor in the Humanities at the Sage Colleges in New York, specializes in Modern International History & Politics. He teaches courses on a range of topics from Modern China, the Modern Middle East, 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 has extensive experience leading study tours through Vietnam. Leibo is also a documentary filmmaker. His most recent film is From Albany to Saigon: Vietnam & the Capital Region.
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.
Professor Leibo is the author/and or editor of many academic and popular works, among them:
“Asia & the Climate Crisis” Education about Asia Winter 2010/11 issue vol. 15, number 3)
“Can Historians Be Helpful in Addressing the Climate Crisis”
History News Network September 2008
East, And Southeast Asia 1997 to 2011 an annual from Stryker-Post (2012 edition available in August)
Transferring Technology to China: Prosper Giquel and the Self-Strengthening Movement. Berkeley, 1985
Journal of the Chinese Civil War by Prosper Giquel 1864. Hawaii, 1985
Tienkuo: The Heavenly Kingdom (published under the name Li Bo) this is a historical novel set in nineteen China and is now available as an e-book through Amazon for their Kindle or I Pods and the IPad)
- Leibo's World Watch - Public Radio Commentary & other activities