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The First World War at 100!

  • 11/07/2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016


David Silbey, Professor of History at Cornell University and Associate Director of Cornell in Washington
Nicole Milano, Medical Center Archives at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month one hundred years ago, the armistice between Allies and Germany came into effect, ending hostilities in one of the bloodiest conflicts in the 20th century. This November 7th, the Columbia Club of Washington, DC will convene a panel to discuss the war and reflect on what it means for America and the world a century later. Join David Silbey, an expert on 20th century warfare, and Nicole Milano, an archivist and editor of a curriculum on the humanitarian activities of the war, at the Washington National Cathedral for a look back and discussion of lessons to be learned for today.

Cosponsored with Princeton, Cornell, and Wharton Clubs of Washington.

Social: 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Talk/Q&A: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Post-Social: 8:00pm to 8:30pm (includes a visit to the President Woodrow Wilson Mausoleum)

SilbeyHeadShot_0_1__1_.pngProfessor David Silbeyis the associate director of the Cornell in Washington program and a senior lecturer at Cornell. He teaches courses on European history, modern military history, guerilla conflicts, and the role of popular will in waging war. Silbey received his BA from Cornell and his PhD from Duke University.

His first book, The British Working Class and Enthusiasm for War, 1914-1916 was published by Taylor & Francis in 2005. His second book, A War of Empire and Frontier: The Philippine-American War, 1899-1902 was published by Hill & Wang in Spring 2007. His third book, The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China, 1900 was published by Hill & Wang in March 2012.

Milano_headshot_(1).jpgNicole Milano is the Head of the Medical Center Archives at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine, and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Pratt Institute and New York University. She served as curator, committee chair, and editor of The Volunteers: Americans Join World War I, 1914-1919 public history project, including a traveling panel exhibition and free secondary school curriculum produced in collaboration with AFS Intercultural Programs and the National World War I Museum and Memorial.

She also has served as a member of the Publications Board of the Society of American Archivists since 2012. Nicole Milano received her BA and MA from the University of Florida, as well as an Advanced Certificate in Archives from New York University.

Tickets are $15.


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