Winning Peace: Lessons from Post-War Policies, 1945-1950 with Wesleyan Professor Sarah Wiliarty

January 27, 2016

SarahWiliartyGermany and Japan faced immense challenges in 1945 as these countries attempted to recover from World War II while simultaneously pursuing democracy and prosperity. How Germany and Japan met these challenges varied based on their international positions, their geographies and their cultural legacies. This lecture analyzes similarities and differences in German and Japanese approaches to winning the peace. The Essex Library is honored to welcome Dr. Sarah Wiliarty who will give a talk on “Winning Peace: Lessons from Post-War Policies, 1945-1950” at the Essex Library on Saturday, February 6th at 2 p.m. This program is part of the Library’s focus on history during the month of February.

Sarah Wiliarty is an Associate Professor of Government at Wesleyan University. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in Physics from Harvard University. Her book, The CDU and the Politics of Gender in Germany: Bringing Women to the Party was published by Cambridge University Press in 2010.

This program is free and open to all. Please call the Library to register in advance: (860) 767-1560. The Library is located at 33 West Avenue in Essex.