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Join us on December 7 at 4pm for a special online fundraising event for Carolina Public Humanities. There is no charge for the event, but we hope that you will take this opportunity to contribute to Carolina Public Humanities’ mission to be the bridge between the great faculty and scholarship at UNC-CH and North Carolina’s diverse communities. To give a gift, visit For information about our various funds, visit

Distinguished historian Gerhard Weinberg will present a new lecture on the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, “a date which will live in infamy.”

Dr. Weinberg will explore the origins of the attack and what it meant for the development of the war and America’s involvement in it. What would have happened if the US did not participate in the War? Why did the Axis Powers respond by declaring war on the US? Why did Latin American countries join the US in declaring war on the Axis? And what were the ramifications of the attack on Pearl Harbor for the history of colonialism and decolonization in Asia? Come and hear Dr. Weinberg’s answers to these questions and learn how Pearl Harbor changed the relationship between the United States and people and places around the world. 80 years later, the legacy of Pearl Harbor is still having an impact on world affairs. Join us December 7, 2021 to learn how and why this is so.

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Gerhard L. Weinberg is the William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor of History Emeritus. He is an internationally known expert on all aspects of World War II and author of numerous books, including the comprehensive, award-winning masterwork A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II.

Gerhard Weinberg