Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Europe on the Eve of World War I

Europe on the Eve of World War I

  • Date / Time:
  • May 28, 2014
  • 7:30 am to 9:00 am
  • Venue:
  • Philadelphia Country Club
  • 1601 Spring Mill Rd
  • Gladwyne. PA. US. 19035

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.



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.

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