The First World War at 100: Understanding the Cost, Legacy, and Meaning of the “Great War”
The defining event of the 20th century was not the Second World War, but the first. The spark that became an inferno was lit 100 years ago this year. The war itself was industrial slaughter on a global scale. It ended empires, ushered in the American century, and redrew maps across Eastern Europe and the Middle East. The consequences of those lines are still being played out in places like Iraq and Syria today. The war also led to broad social revolutions in the Atlantic world, political revolution in Russia, and, in its failed peacemaking, sowed the seeds of World War II.
Join four faculty members from Salve Regina University for a lively discussion of the legacy of the First World War in global politics, culture, and international relations.
- William Leeman, Ph.D., Salve Regina University
- James Ludes, Ph.D., Salve Regina University
- Timothy Neary, Ph.D., Salve Regina University
- John Quinn, Ph.D., Salve Regina University
- Maureen Montgomery, Ph.D. McGinty Distinguished Chair, Salve Regina University
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Bazarsky Lecture Hall
O’Hare Academic Center
Salve Regina University