2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017
"The Origins of World War I” - Part One of a Series with Dr. Don Hickey

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The Betty Strong Encounter Center will present “The Origins of World War I,” the first of three illustrated presentations on the “Great War” by Dr. Don Hickey, at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 7. Admission will be free; a reception will follow.

A Wayne State College professor of American history, Hickey will focus on the causes of the war and how the United States got involved. The United States entered World War I on April 6, 1917, under President Woodrow Wilson.

Hickey will examine why World War I is all but forgotten today. “In the three presentations, we will seek to examine a conflict that, given its legacy, deserves a higher profile in the public memory,” says Hickey who will present parts II and III of the series on June 11 and Aug. 20, respectively.

The author of 11 books and numerous scholarly articles, Hickey is a specialist in early American history and American military history. He is best known for his books, “The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict” (University of Illinois Press) and “Nebraska Moments: Glimpses of Nebraska’s Past” (University of Nebraska Press). Hickey holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.