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Nov 8, 2018 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM

“Bounced Czechs and Forged Alliances:” The Armaments Business and the Road to World War II

The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience and Fordham University Press will hold their annual Veterans Day event, featuring a lecture by Dr. Jonathan A. Grant.



The lecture details the business effects of disarmament discussions in Eastern Europe prior to World War II, and the connections between business, Czech arms makers, disarmament, and re-armament leading up to the war. This lecture aptly occurs in the 80th year since the Munich Pact.

The event will be held Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6pm and will be located in the 12th Floor Lounge of Lowenstein at Fordham University, 113 West 60th Street (Columbus Avenue), New York, NY 10023. A reception will follow the lecture.

Dr. Jonathan A. Grant is a Professor of History at Florida State University and a specialist in modern Russian history. He released his book Between Depression and Disarmament: The International Armaments Business, 1919-1939, published by Cambridge University Press, in March 2018. In addition to his most recent book, he has authored Rulers, Guns, and Money (2007) and Big Business in Russia: The History of the Putilov Company in Late Imperial Russia, 1868-1917 (1999).




For more information on the event, please contact Kate O’Brien-Nicholson at bkaobrien@fordham.edu

For more information on the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, please contact Jenna Pope at jnpope@fsu.edu or Dr. Kurt Piehler at kpiehler@fsu.edu

For more information on Dr. Jonathan Grant and his publications, please contact him at jgrant@fsu.edu




Fordham University, 113 West 60th Street (Columbus Av.), New York, NY 10023


Nov 8, 2018 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM


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