World War I: Causes, Events, Legacies

15.9.2014, Lecture and Panel Discussion at the German Embassy Washington

Lecture and Panel Discussion at the German Embassy
Speakers: Christopher Clark (Cambridge University) and Roger Chickering (Georgetown University)

One hundred years after the beginning of World War I, we have the distance necessary to analyze the causes of the 20th century's original catastrophe, to discuss the events and their results for the following century, and to learn from the legacy of this failure of political leadership.

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Historical Institute are pleased to invite you to a lecture and panel discussion on "World War I: Causes, Events, and Legacy." Prof. Christopher Clark (Cambridge University) and Prof. Roger Chickering (Georgetown University) will share their research and discuss the implications of this history. Christopher Clark's bestselling book The Sleepwalkers sparked an intense debate on the events leading up to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 and the lessons those events might hold for policy makers in the present. In his lecture, Clark will revisit the war and its legacy. Roger Chickering, an acclaimed authority on the war and its impact on German society and culture, will comment.

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