This two-day project will bring together Afghanistan and Iraq veterans in Fredonia, scholars of WWI history, conflict and peace studies, and the general public during the WWI Centennial (2018) in order to discuss what it means to end a war and to transition into peace. In an age where, as Harold Koh argues, there is no foreseeable strategy to impose temporal or geographic limits on America’s “forever wars,” how do we discourse on ending wars and peace making? What are some parallels and differences between American involvement in WWI and America's current wars on foreign soil? These fundamental questions will guide both the readings and the panel discussion.
Public Reading of WWI American Literary Texts
Wed., Feb. 21, from noon to 2:00 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 22, from noon to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 22 at 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Reed Library, Japanese Garden
Reed Library, Fredonia, NY 14063