One hundred years ago, World War I — a war that few wanted and few expected — left millions dead, destroyed and expanded empires, spawned revolutions, and devastated Europe physically and spiritually. We continue to live in the shadow of that war today. The Baker Institute has organized a panel of distinguished historians to discuss how it happened, what it means and whether the catastrophe that happened then can offer lessons for avoiding catastrophes that threaten now.
6:00 pm — Reception
6:30 pm — Panel Discussion
Welcome and Introduction
The Honorable Edward P. Djerejian
Founding Director, Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy
Adam Seipp, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History, Texas A&M University
Peter C. Caldwell, Ph.D.
Samuel G. McCann Professor of History, Rice University
Robert Zaretsky, Ph.D.
Professor, Honors College, University of Houston
Allen Matusow, Ph.D.
Director of Academic Affairs, Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy
William Gaines Twyman Professor of History, Rice University
Bonner Means Baker Fellow, Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy