Past Programs
Forebodings of Armageddon
Michael S. Neiberg, John H. Maurer
Sat, April 6th, 2013 |
9:00 am to 12:15 pm
(Members $36)

A series of Saturday programs presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute.


Registration and Continental Breakfast
9 am

Europe on the Eve of the Great War
Featuring: Michael S. Neiberg
9:30 am

The common explanation for the outbreak of World War I depicts Europe as a minefield of nationalism, needing only the slightest pressure to set off an explosion of passion that would rip the continent apart. But was that really the case? Michael S. Neiberg, one of the world’s leading authorities on World War I, offers an alternate view.

Churchill and the Nazi Menace During the 1930s
Featuring: John H. Maurer
11 am

John H. Maurer examines Winston Churchill’s assessment of the darkening international scene during the 1930s, his efforts to spur British rearmament, and how Britain’s economic condition, domestic politics, and strategic position inhibited a more effective response to the menace posed by Hitler’s Germany.


Michael S. Neiberg is Professor of History in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College and one of the world’s leading authorities on World War I. John H. Maurer is senior fellow of FPRI and Chair of the Strategy and Policy Department at the U.S. Naval War College.


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


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