Embattled Superpower: Churchill and Britain in the Aftermath of the First World War
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
John H. Maurer
Sat, March 29th, 2014 |
9:30 am to 11:00 am
(Members $28)

Presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute


9 am — Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 am — Program

In the immediate aftermath of the First World War, Great Britain stood as a global superpower. Victory in war, however, did not bring peace. Instead, Britain found itself embroiled in intractable conflicts in Afghanistan, the Middle East, and (closer to home) Ireland. As secretary for war and colonial secretary, Winston Churchill served at the very center of British decision-making in fighting these conflicts and seeking settlements. John H. Maurer explores Churchill’s role in this pivotal period when Britain faced challenges to its leading position on the world stage from all sides.


John H. Maurer is Alfred Thayer Mahan Professor of Sea Power and Grand Strategy at the Naval War College in Newport, RI, and is the author or editor of several books examining the outbreak of the First World War and Winston Churchill’s views on British foreign policy and grand strategy.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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