Conference coincides with the centennial of the U.S. joining the war.

<em>Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty</em>
Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty

March 2017 – Marking the centennial of America entering World War I, Drew University’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies will host a daylong conference on the historic conflict.

The war to make the world “safe for democracy” forever changed the role of the United States globally and the demands that the government places on citizens during wartime. Also significant are the events leading to U.S. involvement and how the conflict has been remembered in the nation’s collective memory.

The April 2 conference, America Goes to War!, will include lectures, roundtables and exhibits and feature professors from Centenary University, Southern Alabama University, the College of Saint Elizabeth and Drew. Here are some highlights.

Woodrow Wilson Agonistes

Roundtable discussion led by Perry Leavell, professor emeritus of history, and Phil Mundo, professor of political science, Drew University.

Forget Twitter: Mobilizing the Public and the 4-Minute Men

Presented by Lisa Mastrangelo, associate professor of English, Centenary University.

Was Imperialism to Blame?

Roundtable discussion led by Drew professors James Carter (history), Joshua Kavaloski (German) and Yahya Madra (economics).

The War to Be Forgotten?

Presented by Steven Trout, professor and chair of the department of English, Southern Alabama University.

The Other War: Ireland and Irish-American Public Opinion

Presented by Nicole Yanoso G’15, assistant professor of history, College of Saint Elizabeth.

The conference runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in Mead Hall and includes a buffet lunch. Admission is free for Drew students, professors and staffers and $30 for the general public. To register, click here.