Main Line Briefings

Europe on the Eve of World War I

May 28, 2014 | 7:30 am to 9:00 am | Center for the Study of America and the West

About the Event

Michael NeibergThe 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? On the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI, Michael S. Neiberg, one of the world’s leading authorities on World War I, will offer an alternate view. A Professor of History in the Department of National Security Studies at the US Army War College in Carlisle, PA, he has been a Guggenheim fellow, a founding member of the Société Internationale d’Étude de la Grande Guerre, and a trustee of the Society for Military History.  He is author of Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I (Harvard University Press, 2011) and, more recently, The Blood of Free Men (Basic Books, 2012), a history of the liberation of Paris in 1944.

 


Venue

Philadelphia Country Club

1601 Spring Mill Rd
Gladwyne. PA. US. 19035


Registration

This entire series is free for FPRI Members (and spouses) at the $500 level.

For others, it is $100 per session for a single person and a guest.

A table of 10 for one session is $1000.

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER! If you’ve never been to an FPRI event, you may attend one breakfast briefing as our guest.  To do so, call Eli Gilman at 215 732 3774, ext. 103.

Reservations are required. RSVP: events@fpri.org

For more information contact 215 732 3774, ext 200 or events@fpri.org.


Speakers

Michael Neiberg

Michael Neiberg - Michael Neiberg, a Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, is Professor of History in the Department of National Security Studies at the US Army War College in Carlisle, PA. ; Professor of History at US Army War College