Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Professor Joel Blatt, Ph.D., will speak on “The Misunderstood Treaty of Versailles.” He will focus on the Rhineland compromise, as well as the reparations settlements of the treaty. He believes the view of the treaty as being unfairly hard on Germany is inaccurate. The talk will assert that the Versailles Treaty is one of the most misunderstood major events of the 20th century. Dr. Blatt has taught European history at the University of Connecticut, in both Storrs and Stamford, for more than 40 years. He is a six-time recipient of the UConn-Stamford Outstanding Teacher Award. He also teaches a course on the Holocaust, modern western traditions, and personality and power in the 20th century. Dr. Blatt received a B.A. from Cornell and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Rochester.
Arranged by Sunil Saksena