The John J. Pershing Lecture Great War Centennial Series

Giant with Feet of Clay: The U.S. Army Enters WWI – The John J. Pershing Lecture Series

At the centenary of United States’ entry in to World War I, join noted and invigorating lecturer, Dr. Richard S. Faulkner, for an examination of how the U.S. Army met the myriad of difficulties presented in entering the fray in the Great War and the country’s effectiveness as a fighting force.

The John J. Pershing Lecture Series is presented in partnership between the National World War I Museum and Memorial and the Command and General Staff College Foundation. For more information visit http://theworldwar.org 

 

Verdun: The Bleeding of Nations – The John J. Pershing Lecture Series

Dr. Richard S. Faulkner joins The National World War I Museum and Memorial to discuss the Battle of Verdun

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Leadership and the French Mutinies of 1917 – The John J. Pershing Lecture Series

Beginning in late May 1917, open mutiny swept through much of the French Army. Dr. Ethan Rafuse shares the remarkable feat of personal leadership of Henri Petain to restore discipline to the French Army and how this military uprising reflected deeper divisions in French society in 1917 and its enduring effect on France’s history for decades to come. The John J. Pershing Lecture Series is presented in partnership with the Command and General Staff College Foundation.

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Lawfare – The John J. Pershing Lecture Series

The law and warfare have always been intertwined, but never has the connection between the two been so codified and radically changed as during World War I. Join Mark Hull as he discusses how the war and its aftermath shattered the traditional legal abyss that divided supreme sovereign authority and the soldier pulling the trigger, opening the door for our modern war crime trials.

Dr. Hull appears as part of The John J. Pershing Great War Centennial Series, in partnership with Command and General Staff College Foundation.

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Pershing Lecture Series: The Ludendorff Offensives – Scott Stephenson

The Ludendorff Offensives marked the furthest advances of either the Allied or Central Powers since the beginning of the stalemated war. Join Dr. Scott Stephenson as we continue the John J. Pershing Great War Centennial Series with a presentation on the context, effects and legacy of the Ludendorff Offensives. The John J. Pershing Lecture Series is presented in partnership with the Command and General Staff College Foundation and in conjunction with the centennial exhibition Crucible Life and Death in 1918. For more information visit http://theworldwar.org 

The Americans Enter the Fray: June – August 1918 – Shawn Faulkner

The U.S. Armed Forces played pivotal roles in some of 1918’s major conflicts. One hundred years later, join award-winning historian and Lt. Colonel (ret.) Shawn Faulkner of the Command and General Staff College for a discussion of how pivotal engagements, including the Second Battle of the Marne and Battle of Soissons, shaped the outcome of the war. Take an in-depth look at the actions of this crucial time and explore the enduring impact of the year of the Armistice. Presented in conjunction with the centennial exhibition Crucible Life and Death in 1918.

 

Pershing Lecture Series: The AEF in Battle: September to November 1918 – Richard S. Faulkner

Join award-winning historian Richard S. Faulkner for a discussion of how pivotal engagements, including the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, shaped the outcome of the war. Take an in-depth look at the actions of this crucial time and explore the enduring impact of the year of the Armistice. This lecture is part of the John J. Pershing Great War Centennial Series presented in partnership with the Command and General Staff College Foundation. For more information visit http://theworldwar.org