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A SHATTERED PEACE:
VERSAILLES 1919 AND THE PRICE WE PAY TODAY
with David A. Andelman, Editor & Publisher of World Policy Journal
Date: April 23rd, 2015
Room: Jerome Greene Hall 107
“The extraordinary errors committed by the negotiators of the Versailles Treaty of 1919, the poorly-drawn boundaries, and the failure to consider the nature of the people who would be impacted by their deliberations has proven to be a bloody framework for many of today’s most noxious problems. Despite this history, the negotiators of a nuclear agreement with Iran risk committing many of the same errors. If we do not learn from history’s mistakes, we will be condemned to repeat them.”
Mr. Andelman will address the effects of the legacy of the Treaty of Versailles on the present day, while also going deeper into other fascinating topics included in his recently released book, A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today.
David A. Andelman is the Editor & Publisher of World Policy Journal, the 32-year-old global magazine and website dealing with international affairs. He is also a member of the Board of Contributors of USA Today. Previously he served as an Executive Editor of Forbes, Business Editor of The New York Daily News, and news editor of Bloomberg News. He began his career as a domestic and foreign correspondent for The New York Times, serving in various posts in New York and Washington, as Southeast Asia bureau chief, based in Bangkok, then East European bureau chief, based in Belgrade. He then moved to CBS News where he spent seven years as Paris Correspondent. In the course of his career, he has traveled through and reported from 81 countries. He served for two years as Washington Correspondent for CNBC before moving to Bloomberg. He is the author of three books – The Peacemakers, published by Harper & Row; The Fourth World War, published by William Morrow, which he co-authored with the Count de Marenches, long-time head of French intelligence; and A Shattered Peace: Versailles, 1919 and the Price We Pay Today, in a new Centenary edition with a foreword by Sir Harold Evans, published by John Wiley & Sons. Mr. Andelman has written for such publications as Harpers, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, Foreign Policy and Foreign Affairs. He is a graduate of Harvard University with an A.B. degree in diplomatic history and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Century Association, the Grolier Club, the National Press Club and is President-emeritus of the Overseas Press Club of America.