America in WWI: What Really Happened, And Why it Matters

Jeremi Suri / University of Texas

Most Americans possess only a hazy understanding of This lecture will examine the most destructive war in human history. What were causes of the war, and how did it become all parts of the world? How did the United States, in particular, fight the war? The lecture will explain how the war ended, and how the end of the war gave rise to a new American-led world order, which has lasted until the twenty-first century. The Second World War changed the world, and those are the changes that still underpin our current conflicts and challenges.

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Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a professor in the University’s Department of History and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Professor Suri is the author and editor of nine books on contemporary politics and foreign policy, most recently: “The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Office.” His research and teaching have received numerous prizes. In 2007 Smithsonian Magazine named him one of America’s “Top Young Innovators” in the Arts and Sciences. In 2018 Suri received the President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Texas, and the Pro Bene Meritis Award for Public Contributions to the Liberal Arts.

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