The Vice Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture Series – Professor Margaret MacMillan

Barber Concert Hall - Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Monday 13 May 2019 (18:00-19:00)
Credit: Rob Judges

As part of the Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture series, the University is delighted to welcome renowned historian, Professor Margaret MacMillan to deliver a keynote talk entitled 'Making Peace is Harder Than Waging War: After the Great War'.

Professor Margaret MacMillan was educated at the University of Toronto and the University of Oxford. She specializes in British Imperial history and modern international history.  Her books include Paris 1919, Nixon in China: The War that Ended Peace and History’s People. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Companion of the Order of Canada and a Companion of Honour (UK). Professor Margaret MacMillan is the 2018 lecturer in the BBC’s Reith Lectures.

Professor Margaret MacMillan’s lecture will examine the challenges faced by the peacemakers after The Great War of 1914-18 and assess the impact of their decisions and it will ask whether the accepted view, that the peace settlements of 1919 doomed Europe, is a fair one. It will also suggest ways we might learn from the past as we face a turbulent and uncertain present. 

This lecture forms part of ‘The Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series,’ which aims to reflect on the major social, scientific, cultural and policy issues of our time.

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