Continuing Education

World War II Studies

Is There Such A Thing As A Just War?

Christopher Bellitto, PhD, assistant professor of history, Kean University

Can I go to war to achieve peace? Is one person’s just war another person’s imperial invasion? Join us as we explore 3,000 years of a controversial idea about using violence legitimately.

Mon, Oct 20, 7-8:30 pm
Fee and Code: $15, XWWTS 294 W

Antiwar Dissent & Peace Activism in World War  l

World War I was a watershed in modern world history. On the battlefield, millions were slaughtered by chemical warfare, machine guns, and trench warfare. On the home front, the war led to the modern American peace movement. In America, a new, militant grassroots antiwar movement included a broad range of antiwar sentiment, opposition, and resistance: religious and secular, liberal and radical, pacifist and non-pacifist, wartime conscientious objection and postwar humanitarian peace action. This talk will explore the peace movement during World War I. Scott Bennett will include several readings from his new book, Antiwar Dissent & Peace Activism In America During World War I: A Documentary Reader (2014).

Mon, Nov 3, 7-8:30 pm
Fee and Code: $15, XWWTS 295 W

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