World War I Centennial

In August 2014, the world marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, a war that set into motion many of the subsequent events of the 20th century.   

Join us for a series of lectures and discussions to mark the anniversary.

Decision in Berlin, Summer 1914: Meddling, Mediating, or Marching  Sunday, September 14 at 2 pm

Dr. Lawrence Backlund, retired Professor of History at MCCC, describes the characters and political scene in Austria, Germany, Russia, France, and England that led to the start of World War I.

Echoes of World War I in the Middle East Today
Sunday, September 28 at 2 pm

Tom Kolsky, Professor of History at MCCC, provides an overview of the impact of World War I on events of the past 100 years. 

World War I: Ottoman Choice by Default
Sunday, October 12 at 2 pm

Dr. Mustafa Saatci, Assistant Professor of Sociology at MCCC, describes the situation in the Ottoman Empire at the time of World War I, and why it was drawn into the conflict.

American Role in World War I
Sunday, October 26 at 2 pm

After an attempt at neutrality and an economic boom, the U.S. was pulled into the orbit of the Allies. Dr. Lowell Young, retired Villanova University Assistant Professor of History, describes U.S. involvement in WWI.