Event — New-York Historical Society

The Great War, the Russian Revolution, and the Birth of the Modern Age

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

Featuring: Jeremy Black

Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

When: Sat, April 8th, 2017 | 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Details: 9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast9:30–11 am: Program

In 1917, the rising global tensions caused by the First World War culminated in the entrance of the U.S. into the conflict and the eruption of the Russian Revolution. In commemoration of the centennial of these tumultuous events, historian Jeremy Black illuminates the world leaders who reshaped the global landscape—including Woodrow Wilson, Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Vladimir Lenin—and reveals how the Great War ushered in the birth of the modern age and foreshadowed an even greater conflict to come.

Jeremy Black, Professor of History at University of Exeter, is a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the author of over 100 books.

Ric Burns, founder of Steeplechase Films, is the director of Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World.

Cost: $48 (Members $38)

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