World War One: What Were They Thinking? Lessons From the Catastrophe
Why did a small number of European statesmen take the world into the seminal catastrophe of the Great War? The German Chancellor Otto Bismarck had warned in 1880 that “some damned foolish thing in the Balkans” might lead to a terrible war. The shots at Sarajevo did just that a hundred years ago. What have we learned?
This event is co-hosted with Thomson Reuters.
Jane Harman // Director, President and CEO, Wilson Center
Editor-at-Large, Reuters and Author of The American Century
Winner of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize, Biographer of Woodrow Wilson