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Lecture: Parallels between 1914 and the Present

Posted: 2015/02/16 | Author: UOJO


Professor Margaret MacMillan (Warden of St Antony’s College and Professor of International History)

Is history likely to repeat itself?  This lecture looks at the complicated and often troubled world just before the First World War and points out similarities with the present.  Globalisation, nationalism, revolutionary ideologies, militarism, great power rivalries, political turbulence, these were all present then just as they are now.  Can we learn any lessons from the past about how to avoid a similar catastrophic conflict today?

Margaret MacMillan is the Warden of St Antony’s College and a Professor of International History at the University of Oxford. Her books include Women of the Raj (1988, 2007); Peacemakers: Six Months that Changed the World (2001); Nixon in China: Six Days that Changed the World (2007); and The Uses and Abuses of History (2008). Her most recent book is The War that Ended Peace: How Europe Abandoned Peace for the First World War (2013). Professor MacMillan is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 2006 she was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Tuesday 14 April 2015

19:00 – 20:00 Lecture UF Hall Sanbancho UF Building 1F, 6-3 Sanbancho Chiyoda ku, Tokyo This lecture is free of charge and will be delivered in English

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20:15 – 21:45 Reception Tanakaya La Mer Sanbancho 1F, 6-4 Sanbancho, Chiyoda ku, Tokyo ¥3,000 (payable on the door)

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Related Links:

St Antony’s College website
History at the University of Oxford
Professor Margaret MacMillan’s website

Are you an Old Member of St Antony’s in Japan? There will be Dinners for Antonians in both Tokyo and Fukuoka with Professor MacMillan during her visit.  Please update your contact details with the College here to ensure you receive information.

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