Woodrow Wilson and World War I Lecture is March 22

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Lewis University History Department Dinner and a Lecture on Woodrow Wilson and World War I

Published: March 12, 2018.

The Lewis University History Department offers a dinner and a lecture as part of the James P. ’60 and Mary C. Sczepaniak Lecture Series featuring author Ross A. Kennedy presenting “To Make the World Safe: Woodrow Wilson and the Impact of the United States on World War I” on March 22 in the University Dining Room on Lewis’ main campus in Romeoville, IL. The dinner is $30. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The dinner begins at 6:15 p.m., followed by the lecture at 7:30 p.m. To reserve a seat, register by Monday, March 19. Visit www.alumni.lewisu.edu/historyconnections to register for the event. For more information, please contact Dr. Eileen McMahon at mcmahoei@lewisu.edu or (815) 588-7090.

Ross A. Kennedy is the author of “The Will to Believe: Woodrow Wilson, World War I, and America’s Strategy for Peace and Security” (Kent State, 2009) which won the Scott Bills Prize in Peace History. He also edited “A Companion to Woodrow Wilson” (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013) and has written extensively on American domestic politics and foreign policy during World War I.

Kennedy’s current project, entitled “The United States and the Origins of World War II,” analyzes how the policies of the United States contributed to the stricture of Great Power Politics from 1918 to 1939. He teaches at Illinois State University, where he is a professor of history and chair of the History Department.

This lecture is part of the Arts & Ideas program. The legacy of Jim and Mary Clare Sczepaniak lives on through scholarships, Lewis University enhancements and now, the James P. ’60 and Mary C. Sczepaniak Lecture Series. Visit www.alumni.lewisu.edu/Sczepaniak for more information about Jim Szczepaniak.

Lewis University is an innovative and entrepreneurial Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.

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