Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts The Outbreak of WWII: 80 Years Later

VENUE:New York Historical Society

The Outbreak of WWII: 80 Years Later

| Center for the Study of America and the West

About the Event

John MaurerWorld War II stands out as the deadliest and perhaps most famous conflict in human history. But how did the war begin, and could the massive bloodshed have been avoided? In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the war’s outbreak, historian John Maurer revisits the origin of fighting in Europe in 1939 and uncovers how Western democracies came to confront Adolf Hitler and the threat of global fascism.


New York Historical Society

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New York. NY. US. 10024


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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.