Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Embattled Superpower: Churchill and Britain in the Aftermath of the First World War

New York Historical Society

Embattled Superpower: Churchill and Britain in the Aftermath of the First World War

March 29, 2014 | 9:00 am

About the Event

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
(includes continental breakfast)

NY Historical Society,
170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street), NYC

Tickets are required and may be purchased through the New York Historical Society (212-485-9268).

$60 per person


9 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 am: Talk

John MaurerIn 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.  


Venue

New York Historical Society

170 Central Park West
New York. NY. US. 10024


Registration

Please contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.

Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.


Speakers

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.