Woodrow Wilson and the Great War Series Presented in April

Woodrow Wilson and the Great War Series Presented in April at Lewis University

Published: March 26, 2018.



To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I, Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, professor of history and director of the History Center at Lewis University, organized the series, “Woodrow Wilson and the Great War.” Free and open to the public, the program examines the legacy of World War I and President Woodrow Wilson.

The series features professors from the History Department presenting expertise on the Great War and its enduring impact. “Historians consider World War I as the war that really set so many changes into motion,” explained Cremin.

Each event begins at 2 p.m. in Room AS158 at Lewis University in Romeoville.

  • “War and Commemoration: Verdun and the Great War” presented by Cremin will be the first event of the series on April 3.

  • “The Wilson Presidency” will be presented by Brother John Vietoris, FSC, PhD, associate professor, on April 5.

  • “The Rights of Small Nations: Woodrow Wilson and Irish America from the Irish Easter Rebellion of 1916 to the Failure of the Versailles Treaty” will be presented by Dr. Eileen McMahon, professor and department chair, on April 10.

  • “The First World War in the Middle East and the Failure of the Wilsonian Order, 1914-1923” will be the final event and presented by Dr. James Tallon, associate professor, on April 12.

  • Lewis University student and Lockport Women’s Club Intern Melissa Fregeau added, “Woodrow Wilson played an important role in leading the United States during WWI. He is being reevaluated now and I am interested to see what new perspectives can be added by this lecture series.”

    These events are being presented as a part of Lewis University’s Arts & Ideas Program, providing cultural and educational programming for students and the community. A portion of the Arts & Ideas events is sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. Please contact artsandideas@lewisu.edu for further information.

    Lewis University is an innovative and entrepreneurial Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.



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