Seminar: Why Did the United States Enter the War in 1917?

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Oct 21, 2017


10:30 am - 12:30 pm


UCLA Law School, Room 2356
385 Charles E Young Dr. E
Los Angeles

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UCLA Law School, Room 2356

Event Description

In addition to this seminar, John Maurer will be giving a lecture entitled “Churchill, America, and the Great War” on October 19. For more information on this lecture, please visit the event page.


Registration for the seminar is free and open to the public. However, because capacity is limited, advance enrollment is necessary. This will be done primarily on a first come, first served basis. Readings will be distributed in advance to participants, who will be expected to read them and participate actively in the discussion. A pizza lunch will be delivered at the end of the seminar. To enroll, please e-mail Professor Daniel Lowenstein at



John Maurer is the Alfred Thayer Mahan Professor of Sea Power and Grand Strategy at the U.S. Naval War College. He is a graduate of Yale University and holds an M.A.L.D. and Ph.D. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Before joining the faculty of the Naval War College, he served as executive editor of Orbis: A Journal of World Affairs, and held the position of senior research fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He has served on the Secretary of the Navy’s advisory committee on naval history. He is the author or editor of books examining the outbreak of the First World War, military interventions in the developing world, naval arms control between the two world wars, and a study about Winston Churchill’s views on British foreign policy and grand strategy. He has received both the U.S. Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award and Superior Civilian Service Award.