“Just for a word — “neutrality,” a word which in war time had so often been disregarded — just for a scrap of paper Great Britain was going to make war on a kindred nation who desired nothing better than to be friends with her.”
– Theobald Bethmann Hollweg, German Chancellor
“Have any of you any of those neat little Treasury £1 notes? If you have, burn them; they are only scraps of paper. What are they made of? Rags. What are they worth? The whole credit of the British Empire.”
– David Lloyd George, Chancellor of the Exchequer
On Thursday, September 24 at 4PM join the History department in Keating 319 for a talk by Isabel Hull, the John Stambaugh Professor of History at Cornell University. Professor Hull’s talk is entitled, “Rethinking the First World War Through the Lens of International Law”.
On November 6 Professor Michael Neiberg addressed history students at the Lincoln Center campus. His presentation entitled “Images of the First World War” was the annual event organized by the Department of History for students in Eloquentia Perfecta 1 history courses at Lincoln Center.
Michael Neiberg is one of America’s leading military historians. He is Professor of History in the Department of National Security and Strategy in the Army War College in Carlyle, Pennsylvania. Neiberg is the author of seven books, and the editor or co-editor of five others. His Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War One, was selected by the Wall Street Journal as one the five best books ever written on World War One. Forthcoming next year is his study of the Potsdam Conference.
After his presentation Dr. Neiberg answered numerous questions in a lively exchange with students.