RAI commemoration of America's entry into World War One continues

Fri April 21st, 2017

US ArmyThe RAI's commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the United States's entry into the First World War continues with two events on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 April.

On Monday 24 April, Dr Alice Kelly, the RAI's Harmsworth Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the History of the U.S. and World War One, will join Professors Sir Hew Strachan and Phillips O'Brien (both University of St Andrews) at the British Library in London between 7pm and 8.30pm to discuss 'The Long Road to Peace' - America's role as a peace broker in the war.

On Tuesday 25 April at 4pm at the RAI, Professor Christopher Capozzola (MIT) will deliver the third lecture in the Institute's series on America and the First World War: 'Merchants of Death? The Nye Commission, the Business of War, and the Politics of Memory'. Professor Capozzola specializes in the political and cultural history of the United States from the late nineteenth century to the present. His research interests are in the history of war, politics, and citizenship in modern American history. His first book, Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen (2008), examines the relationship between citizens, voluntary associations, and the federal government during World War I. He graduated from Harvard and completed his Ph.D. at Columbia University. At MIT, he teaches courses in political and legal history, war and the military, and the history of international migration.

The RAI is grateful to The Hon. Mary Jo Jacobi and Mr. Patrick Jephson LVO for their support for this lecture series.