Union League of Anchorage: Woodrow Wilson and Ending the Great War

Woodrow Wilson

Union League of Anchorage: “President Woodrow Wilson and Ending the Great War”


This year marks the hundredth anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles, the peace settlement that ended the First World War with Germany. President Woodrow Wilson played a central role in negotiating the treaty with other world leaders in Paris. On Wilson’s return home from Paris, he faced a bitter partisan political fight over ratification of the treaty. This dramatic battle remains important for what it tells us about America and our country’s role in the world. The Union League of Anchorage at the University of Alaska, a JMC partner program, will host John Maurer for a Chartwell Lecture on Wilson’s role in ending the war.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 • 7:30 PM
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Lewis E. Haines Meeting Room, 307 • University of Alaska, Anchorage

Free and open to the public

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John MaurerJohn Maurer is the Alfred Thayer Mahan Professor of Sea Power and Grand Strategy at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Previously, he served as the Chair of the college’s Strategy and Policy Department. He is a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Program on National Security, a member of the Board of Editors of Orbis, and served on the Secretary of the Navy’s advisory committee on naval history. Professor Maurer is the author or editor of several books examining the outbreak of the First World War, military interventions in the developing world, naval rivalries and arms control between the two world wars, a study on Winston Churchill and British grand strategy, and numerous articles on international relations, strategy, and war. In recognition of his contribution to professional military education he received the U.S. Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award and Superior Civilian Service Award.

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The Chartwell Lecture Series, named after Winston S. Churchill’s house near Westerham in the English county of Kent, focuses on a wide variety of subjects in the liberal arts. The Series is the successor to the Polaris Lecture Series, founded by Professors Stephen W. Haycox and James W. Muller in the mid-1980s to commemorate the bicentenary of the American Constitution and later broadening its focus to include the full range of subjects in the humanities.

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This event is supported by Jack Miller Center’s Pacific Northwest Initiative: Advancing Education in America’s Founding Principles and History. Thanks to the generous grant from MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, JMC is working with faculty to organize exciting campus events in the region. The Initiative also provides programs, conferences and other opportunities for professors in the PNW—all to help them make a difference in the education of their students.



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