GMALL Presents ‘Stumbling into War’
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War , a war that was stumbled into and expected to last less than four months – instead, it lasted over four years, resulting in over 16 million deaths, almost 20 million wounded and missing, and the fall of empires. How did it happen, and what are its lessons for us today? Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning presents ‘Stumbling into War: Lessons from World War I’ on Tuesday, February 25, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. The speaker, Derek Boothby, served in the United Nations on arms control issues for over 20 years. He was Deputy Director of Operations for weapons inspections in Iraq after the first Gulf War; served on Cyrus Vance’s personal staff during his efforts to stop the war in Bosnia; was second-in-command of a peace operation in Croatia, director of the Europe Division in the Department of Political Affairs and chairman of the UN Iraq Operational Group. He has a deep understanding of foreign policy issues and international affairs. For information and to register, visit greenmtnacademy.org or call 802- 867-0111.