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World War II in the Pacific

September 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Gerhard Weinberg

The Second World War was a vast global conflict, but the war in the Pacific often receives less historical attention than the famous, horrific events in Europe. In this seminar, distinguished historian Gerhard Weinberg will examine the specific causes of the Pacific war, the main strategic components of both the Japanese and American military campaigns, and the reasons for the ultimate American victory. He will help us understand how the distinctive aspects of the Pacific war contributed to the most destructive, wide-ranging world war in human history.


Why Did Japan Attack the United States and How Did It Hope to Win and End a War? Why and How Did the U.S. Try to Avoid War With Japan?

How Did the Japanese Advance in East Asia and the Pacific Make the U.S. Change Its Strategy?

How Did the U.S. and Its Allies Halt the Japanese and Drive Them Back?

What Was the Last Japanese Victory and the Cause of Japan’s Total Defeat?

9:15am-4:30pm Saturday, September 8. The tuition is $125 ($115 until August 1). Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($57.50 until August 1st). 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 on Saturday is $15.00.

Discounts are available for UNC students, faculty, & staff. See our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

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

Register here or call us at 919.962.1544. 

Registrants will receive a packet containing background readings, a map to the seminar location, and more about 3-4 weeks before the program date. 


September 8, 2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Chapel Hill Campus
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