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

New York Historical Society

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

March 19, 2014 | 5:30 pm

About the Event

Sponsored Jointly by:

The New York Historical Society
and
The Foreign Policy Research Institute

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 required

 

The looming hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War provides an opportunity to take stock of this tragic turning point in world history.  Though Winston Churchill is well remembered for his leadership role in the Second World War, he held leadership roles in the run-up to World War I.  In this lecture, Maurer will explore why Churchill’s efforts to avert war with Germany failed, and 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.  Maurer is the Alfred Thayer Mahan Professor of Sea Power and Grand Strategy at the US Naval War College and the recipient of the US Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award.


Venue

New York Historical Society

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


Registration

Tickets required.  Tickets may be purchased through the New York Historical Society. Tickets are $60 per person.

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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.