Warlords | Newberry


Grand Strategy and the Second World War: Hitler, Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt
Monday, November 23, 2015

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Led by Gene Beiriger, DePaul University
Full, wait list available
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

In recent surveys, historians and the general public rank these four leaders—for ill and good—as among the most important in the twentieth century. How did such leaders come to power? How did they exercise it? Why did they decide to act as they did? What were their goals? How did their world views affect their actions? What did this mean for their countries and the world? What lessons can be learned? These questions dominated world politics from 1933 to 1953, and the legacies of these leaders remain relevant today.This seminar is a study of leadership, in the contexts of dictatorship and democracy, during the crisis of world war. It examines the interpretive questions regarding the interplay between political, economic, social, and cultural forces on the one hand and individual initiative and ability on the other. It raises issues about how leaders use power, create alliances, wage war, and forge peace.

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Wednesday, September 2, 2015. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at rossc@newberry.org.

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff.

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