Hall Center For The Humanities


Hew Strachan
Hew Strachan
University of Oxford

"War & Strategy"
Special Events

Tue., May. 15, 2007, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hew Strachan, and one of the world?s foremost experts on World War I, will discuss ?War and Strategy? on Tuesday, May 15 in a lecture co-sponsored by the University of Kansas Department of History and the Hall Center for the Humanities. The event will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Hall Center Conference Hall.

Traditionally, war strategy has been shaped by the considerations of space and time, however in today?s ?global war on terror,? there is a lack of geographical focus and it seeks to eliminate a means of fighting, not to achieve a traditional political goal. Comparing its usage from wars past to its definition today, Strachan believes the term strategy is now used merely as a synonym for policy.

Strachan is Chichele Professor of the History of War at the University of Oxford, Fellow of All Souls College and Director of the Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War. Previously he was a Professor of Modern History at the University of Glasgow and the Director of the Scottish Centre for War Studies. His numerous publications include the first volume of the three-volume The First World War (To Arms) (2001) and The First World War: A New Illustrated History (2003), which was published to accompany the 10-part Wark Clements television series in the United Kingdom.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Hall Center at hallcenter@ku.edu or call (785) 864-4798.
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