History Forum to Focus on Moral, Economic, Ethnic Ramifications of World War I

The 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I and the moral, economic and ethnic public debates that sparked from the decision to join will be the focus of the annual Duquesne history forum, America and the Road to War 1914-1917.

Military historian Dr. Michael Neiberg, chair of war studies and professor of history at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., will present on the topic on Monday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Power Center Ballroom.

In his lecture, Neiberg will trace the long and torturous path to American involvement, showing how the public debates over this "War to End All Wars" centered on issues such as morality, economics and the nature of American identity.

A Squirrel Hill native, Neiberg is the author/editor of more than 20 books on military history, including his latest work The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America. Neiberg previously taught at the United States Air Force Academy and the University of Southern Mississippi. He earned his Ph.D. in history from Carnegie Mellon University.

Hosted by Duquesne University's history department, the forum is free and open to the public.

A reception will follow. For more information, visit www.duq.edu/historyforum or call 412.396.6470.

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