What was LSE’s experience during and after the First World War, considering in particular the emergence of the modern internationalist movement and the League of Nations? Listen to this lecture by Professor David Stevenson, chaired by Sue Donnelly, examining the School’s role in confronting the challenges to the League during the 1930s, and in the developments leading to the League’s replacement by the UN.

This lecture was recorded at LSE on Wednesday 13 March 2019. It is connected to the LSE Library exhibition Give Peace A Chance: From the League of Nations to Greenham Common, which has been guest curated by Professor Stevenson and is open Monday 14 January to Wednesday 17 April 2019 in LSE Library Gallery. The exhibition looks at the activities of international organisations (UN, League of Nations, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom) alongside the work of later peace activists such as Pat Arrowsmith and CND.

Professor David Stevenson‘s main fields of interests lie in international relations in Europe during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; origins, course, and impact of the First World War. His newest book 1917: War, Peace, and Revolution is an international history of the year 1917 and was chosen as one of Simon Heffer’s outstanding books of the year in 2017 in The Telegraph.

Contributed by Professor David Stevenson (Stevenson Professor of International History, LSE) and Sue Donnelly (LSE Archivist)

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