Conférence de clôture |16 mai, 17h00

Par Margaret MacMillan (professeure à l’université d’Oxford, spécialiste des relations internationales du XXe siècle)

Samedi 16 mai 2015, 17h | Maison de la Paix | Auditoire Ivan Pictet

Explaining the Outbreak of the First World War

100 years after the event there is still no agreement on how or why the war started.  Explanations range from national rivalries to arms races, focus on policies such as alliances and arms races, or seek to assign responsibility to particular powers or individuals.  This lecture will ask why the forces tending towards war were stronger than those for peace and whether the war could have been avoided.