Public Lecture: "Bounced Czechs and Forged Alliances": The Armaments Business and the Road to World War II

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November 8, 2018
United States
Subject Fields: 
Business History / Studies, Military History, Eastern Europe History / Studies, European History / Studies, Economic History / Studies


A Public Lecture with Dr. Jonathan Grant

Sponsored by Fordham University Press and 

the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience

Thursday, November 8, 2018

6:00 P.M.

Fordham University

Lowenstein, 12th Floor Lounge

113 West 60th Street (Columbus Avenue)

New York City

Join Fordham University Press and Institute on World War II and the Human Experience for our annual fall lecture on the international armaments business in Eastern Europe leading up to World War II.  This lecture will focus on the business effects of disarmament discussions in Eastern Europe prior to World War II, and the connections between business, arms trade, disarmament, and the re-armament.

Jonathan Grant is a Professor of History at Florida State University and specialist in modern Russian history.  He has authored Between Depression and DisarmamentThe International Armaments Business, 1919-1939 (Cambridge University Press, 2018), Rulers, Guns, and Money (Harvard University Press, 2007), and Big Business in Russia: The History of the Putilov Company in Late Imperial Russia, 1868-1917 (Harvard University Press, 1999). 


Contact Info: 

G. Kurt Piehler


Institute on World War II and the Human Experience

Department of History

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida 

(850) 644-9541

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