The LRC Presents…

Unlearning the Great War’s Lessons

Professor of Russian and Eastern European History Ana Siljak looks at today’s world through the lens of the 20th century’s great conflicts

Worldwide conflict among the great powers, the rise of a new Gilded Age in economics, the growth of terrorism, the faith in science and technology – these are just some of the similarities between our world today and that of the world before 1914.   On November 3rd award-winning scholar and Queen’s Professor of Russian and Eastern European History Ana Siljak will discuss the political, economic, and cultural lessons learned by a chastened West in the aftermath of World Wars I and II, and she will ask whether those lessons are increasingly forgotten in the turmoil of the 21st century.


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Ana Siljak is a professor of Russian and East European history at Queen’s University. Her book, Angel of Vengeance: The Girl Assassin, the Governor of St. Petersburg and Russia’s Revolutionary World (St. Martin’s Press, 2008), was shortlisted for the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize. She is currently writing a book on the art and culture of the Russian Silver Age.