World War II World War II

World War II


Robert David “KC” Johnson, Moderator

Fall 2019 is the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II. This Seminar will cover the run-up to the war, the expansion of the conflict beyond Europe, the effects of the U.S. entry, Hitler’s demise, the war and Europe’s civilian population (especially European Jews), and the onset of the Post-War order. The last 10-15 minutes of each session will discuss contemporary events. Video will be used.

Session 1 Road to War
Session 2 From Poland to the Fall of France
Session 3 The Creation of a World War
Session 4 Hitler’s Demise
Session 5 The War and Civilians
Session 6 The Emerging Post-War Order


WEDNESDAYS, 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  OR  WEDNESDAYS, 2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

SEPT 4, 18
OCT 2, 23
NOV 6, 20

Cost $475 (6 sessions)
* tax deductible portion is $237.50

Professor Robert David "KC" Johnson

ROBERT DAVID “KC” JOHNSON — Professor of History at Brooklyn College and the City University of New York Graduate Center. In 2007-2008, he taught at Tel Aviv University as Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Humanities.

Professor Johnson received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard and his M.A. from the University of Chicago. He has written and edited numerous books about American history, and appears frequently as a pundit on the History Channel. His most recent publication is the edited Asia Pacific in the Age of Globalization, published by Palgrave/MacMillan; and he has been selected by Oxford University Press to edit its forthcoming Oxford History Handbook of American Foreign Relations.