Lecture, Central London, Tuesday, 27 Sep 2022 - 18:00

War and Peace in Europe from Hitler to Putin

Putin dressed as a Nazi with an image of Ukraine on a piece of cardboard

How can we understand the war in Ukraine in the light of European history over the past century? Is Putin a '20th-century Hitler' as some have called him? What are his aims, and how do they compare with those of the Nazis during the Second World War? Why are the Ukrainians resisting the Russian invasion so fiercely? This lecture attempts to explain the nature of the current conflict by setting it in its historical and geopolitical context.

professor sir richard evans fba

Professor Sir Richard Evans

Professor of Rhetoric

Professor Sir Richard Evans FBA is Provost of Gresham College and the President of Wolfson College, Cambridge. He was Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge from 2008 until his retirement in September 2014. He is a world-renowned historian and academic.

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