Presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute
9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Lecture
Winston Churchill is best remembered for the leadership role he played during the Second World War. However, decades earlier he played a crucial role in Britain’s involvement in the First World War. In light of the 100th anniversary of this epic conflict, John H. Maurer examines how Churchill, as First Lord of the Admiralty, transformed the Royal Navy and provided for Britain’s security against the rising German naval challenge in the Great War, and why Churchill’s coinciding efforts to avert war with Germany were ultimately unsuccessful.
John H. Maurer is the Alfred Thayer Mahan Professor of Sea Power and Grand Strategy at the Naval War College in Newport, RI, and is the author or editor of several books examining the outbreak of the First World War and Winston Churchill’s views on British foreign policy and strategy.
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