Clemson University

Seminar with Dr. Steve Wainscott, Professor Emeritus of Political Science

World War 1: What an appropriate way to spend Veteran’s Day/Armistice Day with the second program in the series on World War 1:

Historian and diplomat George Kennan called the First World War the “great seminal catastrophe of the 20th century.” Yet, most Americans have little knowledge of it. This presentation examines the roots of a conflict no one wanted but thought was inevitable; a war that was expected to be over in two months but lasted more than four years; a war that, far from being the “war to end all wars,” set the stage for greater horror yet to come. Indeed, it could be argued that the First World War was the most consequential conflict of all time. What do 9/11, ISIS and the civil war in Syria have to do with World War I? Come to this program and find out.  Attendance at first program not required. Please join us for a no-host lunch (location TBD) after the seminar. Attending the lunch is a great way to continue the discussion with the presenter.

Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10:30am to 12:00pm

Emeritus College, Meeting Room 511 Westinghouse Road Pendleton, SC 29670

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