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Celebrating Gerhard Weinberg  0

Join the Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education as they  celebrate Gerhard L. Weinberg, the world’s leading scholar of World War II.  The date is Thursday, December 5, 2013, 6–9 pm.  It is Gerhard Weinberg13px”>an evening of education and enjoyment under the Atrium at UNC’s William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. Professor Weinberg, famous for his global history of the war, will speak on “My Experience of War in England, 1939-40 and Occupation of Japan, 1946-47.”

A reception will kick off the evening, followed by a lecture, a moderated discussion, and a Q&A session with participants.

Gerhard Weinberg, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of History, Emeritus, retired from teaching at Carolina in 1999, but remains active in his field. He is one of the world’s most distinguished scholars of World War II and National Socialist Germany. He is the author of ten books, including A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II, which received three major awards for scholarship, was a Book of the Month Club Main Selection, and is widely considered to be the best single-volume history of World War II. Most recently, Professor Weinberg was awarded the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award, a lifetime achievement prize for excellence in military writing.

What past participants say about Gerhard Weinberg: “Dynamic, funny, interesting, clear, and well prepared.” “Knowledge peppered with wisdom and humor … wonderful!” “What can be said other than every minute was wonderful?” “A national treasure.”

Time, Place, Cost, and Registration

6–9 pm, Thursday, December 5, 2013

Held in the Atrium at the Friday Center  The Friday Center, UNC-Chapel Hill’s premier facility for continuing education, offers free parking, easy access, and comfortable seating.

Map and Directions

 Tuition is $45. Discounts do not apply to this special event.

Register for this event.