Boldness and Frailty: Woodrow Wilson's Fight for the League of Nations
2017 Presidential Lecture Series—The US and the Great War: 100 Years Later
Thursday, February 23, 7:00 pm | Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Acclaimed biographer of Woodrow Wilson and professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, John Milton Cooper closes the series by painting a portrait of Wilson and his transformative leadership. Wilson guided the nation through World War I and sought to bring about an international system to ensure lasting peace. He arguably established a new way of thinking about international relations that, 25 years later, ushered in the United Nations. This series is organized by the Dole Institute of Politics and is part of KU’s World War I Centennial Commemoration, coordinated by the European Studies Program.
Images of World War One: The Films of Pioneer Kansas Photographer Donald Thompson
Monday, March 13, 7:00 pm | Big 12 Room, Kansas Union
On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, media historian David Mould traces the remarkable career of Donald Thompson, the photographer from Topeka who filmed on every front in World War One and in Russia in 1917. The first major war to be covered by motion pictures raised issues that media, governments and audiences have faced in every subsequent conflict. David Mould is Professor Emeritus of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University. Born in the United Kingdom, he worked as a newspaper and TV journalist before moving to the U.S., earning his M.A. in Radio-TV-Film from KU in 1980. His latest book, Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia, was published by the Ohio University Press in March 2016. The lecture is sponsored by KU’s Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, the School of Journalism, the European Studies Program, the Department of Film & Media Studies, & Department of History.