Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Winston Churchill, the Rise of German Power and the Outbreak of World War I

VENUE:National Liberty Museum

Winston Churchill, the Rise of German Power and the Outbreak of World War I

About the Event

5:30 p.m. Registration; 5:45 p.m. Lecture
At the National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut Street, Phila.

Hosted and Cosponsored by the National Liberty Museum

John MaurerIn this lecture on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, Maurer will explore why Churchill’s efforts to avert war with Germany failed. By examining Churchill’s interpretation of the war’s beginning, it is possible to grapple with the question of whether this was inevitable or an avoidable tragedy.  Former Chairman of the Strategy Department at the Naval War College, Maurer is the recipient of the US Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award.  By popular demand, he has given four lectures on Churchill in our series at the New York Historical Society.


National Liberty Museum

321 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia. PA. US. 19106


Reservations are required. RSVP:

Free for Members of FPRI ($75 Level) and NLM, $20 for Non-Members
Dinner Immediately Following for Bronze Partners of FPRI

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John H. Maurer

John H. Maurer - Professor John H. Maurer is a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Program on National Security, sits on the Board of Editors for FPRI’s journal, Orbis, and serves as the Alfred Thayer Mahan Professor of Grand Strategy in the Strategy and Policy Department at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.