The centenary anniversary of the Great War has invited numerous commentators to make comparisons between the events leading up to the outbreak of war in 1914 and the current Ukrainian Crisis. This session of the EUCE’s virtual roundtable series asks experts to comment on these comparisons. Can we learn anything about effective conflict prevention from that earlier period? Or are such comparisons too facile, and deceptive? Public participation is welcome.
Panelists will include:
Mark Steinberg, Historian of 19th century Russia at the University of Illinois and co-editor of a new book series at Yale University Press, "Eurasia Past and Present"
Carol Saivetz, Research associate at Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and a research affiliate at the Security Studies Program at MIT
Gregor Thum, Historian of Central and Eastern Europe at the University of Pittsburgh and author of "Uprooted: How Breslau Became Wrocław during the Century of Expulsions"
Frank Furedi, Sociologist and author of "First World War: Still No End in Sight"
Andrew Konitzer, Acting Director at the Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh