7:30pm on Friday, March 28, 2014
Admission is free
Alice MacKay room, Central Library
Margaret MacMillan is the author of Paris 1919, Nixon and Mao, and Women of the Raj. She has won the Duff Cooper Prize, the Samuel Johnson Prize for nonfiction, the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History, a Silver Medal for the Arthur Ross Book Award of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Governor-General’s prize for nonfiction. In 2006 she was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada. Currently, MacMillan is the Warden of St Antony’s College and a Professor of International History at the University of Oxford.
The War That Ended Peace
The First World War followed a period of sustained peace in Europe during which people talked with confidence of prosperity, progress, and hope. But in 1914, Europe walked into a catastrophic conflict that fatally undermined its dominance of the world. Beginning in the early nineteenth century and ending with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, award-winning historian Margaret Macmillan uncovers the huge political and technological changes, national decisions, and just as important, the small moments of human muddle and weakness that led Europe from peace to disaster.
Registration is closed for this event, but it does not mean you cannot attend. All admission is first-come-first-served on the night.
We use registration to establish the level of interest in the event; interest in this event is clearly high, so we will put out the maximum number of chairs available.
Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis, please arrive early to avoid disappointment.