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An Evening Under the Atrium

In collaboration with the UNC Friday Center

December 5, 2013

Join us to celebrate Gerhard L. Weinberg, the world’s leading scholar of World War II, in an evening of education and enjoyment under the Atrium at UNC’s William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. Professor Weinberg, famous for his global history of the war, A World at Arms, will speak on “My Experience of War in England, 1939-40 and Occupation of Japan, 1946-47.” A reception will kick off the evening, followed by a lecture, a moderated discussion, and a Q&A session with participants.


Gerhard Weinberg, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of History, Emeritus, retired from teaching at Carolina in 1999, but remains active in his field. He is one of the world’s most distinguished scholars of World War II and National Socialist Germany. He is the author of ten books, including A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II, which received three major awards for scholarship, was a Book of the Month Club Main Selection, and is widely considered to be the best single-volume history of World War II. Most recently, Professor Weinberg was awarded the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award, a lifetime achievement prize for excellence in military writing.

What some of our participants say about Gerhard Weinberg:

“Dynamic, funny, interesting, clear, and well prepared.” Summer 2009

“Knowledge peppered with wisdom and humor … wonderful!” Summer 2011

“What can be said other than every minute was wonderful?” Spring 2012

“A national treasure.” Summer 2013

Time and Cost

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 2013. The tuition is $45. Discounts do not apply to this special event.

For information about lodging click here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

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