Europe: Then and Now, featuring Professor Christopher Clark

Parallels Between 1914 and 2014 Considered
  • Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014
  • "Europe, Then and Now: Parallels between 1914 and 2014 Considered"


    Professor Christopher Clark
    Author of The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914
    Professor of Modern European History, Cambridge University

    Moderated by:

    Ms. Heather Conley
    Director and Senior Fellow, CSIS Europe Program


    Please join us for a fascinating conversation with Christopher Clark, Professor of Modern European History at Cambridge University and author of The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 as we discuss the most significant events that led to the outbreak of World War I during this year’s centenary commemoration and reflect on the contemporary similarities. Once again, Europe is witnessing resurgent nationalism that has led to the rise of extremist groups seeking to undermine the status quo. Russia, too, is once more emboldened by the perceived imperative to defend its ethnic and religious kin abroad. And the U.S., exhausted after decades of involvement overseas, has adopted a foreign policy increasingly reminiscent of pre-Wilsonian isolationism. Professor Clark will examine the historic parallels between Europe then and now, and share his thoughts on why Europe went to war in 1914.

    This discussion will be ON THE RECORD

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