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Centennial of World War I Is Focus Of Feb. 23 Presentation At Wilkes University

In commemoration of the centennial of the war that changed the world forever, Wilkes University’s history department presents “World War I at 100: Reflecting on the War That Ended Peace.” A presentation by Jesse Tumblin, research fellow at Yale University’s International Security Studies program, the event will take place Monday, Feb. 23, 4 – 5:30 p.m., in The Miller Room of Wilkes’ Henry Student Center. It is free and open to the public.

Tumblin is a doctoral candidate in the history department at Boston College. This year. His research has been funded by grants from the Smith Richardson World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship, the Tobin Project’s Sustainable National Security initiative, and the Clough Center for Constitutional Democracy. Tumblin’s doctoral research focuses on the way security politics drove ideas about sovereignty, constitutionalism and political change across the British Empire in the early twentieth century. The project has allowed him to conduct research in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

The event is sponsored by The Contemporary History Project. A creation of Wilkes’ Division of Global History and Languages, The Contemporary History Project seeks to engage students and the community in the process of understanding the historical roots of contemporary issues.