FPRI Events

New York Historical Society

The Great War, the Russian Revolution, and the Birth of the Modern Age

04/08/2017 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am

In 1917, the rising global tensions caused by the First World War culminated in the entrance of the U.S. into the conflict and the eruption of the Russian Revolution. In commemoration of the centennial of these tumultuous events, historian Jeremy Black explores the world leaders who were reshaping the global landscape - including Woodrow Wilson, Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Vladimir Lenin - and reveals how the Great War ushered in the birth of the modern age and foreshadowed an even greater conflict to come. 

Author Jeremy Black at the Edinburgh Book Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, 13th August, 2011. Black's book 'War Since 1900' is a comprehensive survy of modern warefare. Picture:Scott Taylor Universal News And Sport (Europe)  All pictures must be credited to www.universalnewsandsport.com. (Office)0844 884 51 22.

Black, an FPRI Senior Fellow, is professor of history at Exeter University. He studied at Queens’ College Cambridge, St John’s College Oxford, and Merton College Oxford before joining the University of Durham as a lecturer in 1980. There he gained his PhD and ultimately his professorship in 1994. He is the author of over 100 books on military and diplomatic history.





For tickets and registration information, call 212-873-3400 or visit www.nyhistory.org. 

Discounted tickets are available to FPRI Members.

For more information, please contact Eli Gilman at 215-732-3774 ext. 103 or at [email protected]


New York Historical Society

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at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY, US, 10024