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America’s World War I: From Isolation to Engagement and Back Again

March 4, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 4:30 pm

A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Gerhard L. Weinberg 

2017 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of America’s entry in the greatest world conflict up that that point, World War I. Join distinguished scholar Gerhard Weinberg, whose Adventures in Ideas seminars on World War II have long been among our most popular, as he steps back one generation to cover the conflict that was once known as “The Great War,” and discusses the importance and legacy of the United States’ first intervention in European affairs. Dr. Weinberg will review the transition from American isolationism to military engagement, the conduct of the American military in the war, President Woodrow Wilson’s role in forging the postwar peace settlements, and America’s reversion to its isolationist stance in the interwar period. Participants will come away with a good understanding of how America got involved in the First World War, and how American political resistance to further foreign entanglements ensured there would be another.


The USA Enters the War

The US Fights the War

The US Helps Make the Peace

The US Stops the Earth and Gets Off.

Gerhard L. Weinberg is the William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor of History Emeritus. He is the world’s leading scholar of World War II, author of the award-winning global history of the conflict, A World at Arms, and Hitler’s Foreign Policy 1933-1939: The Road to World War II.

9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017. The tuition is $125 ($110 by January 20). Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($55 by January 20). Teachers can also receive a $75 stipend after attending (click here for more information) and 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. The optional lunch is $15.00.

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Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

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March 4, 2017
9:15 am - 4:30 pm
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Chapel Hill Campus
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