World War I conference in Kansas City will be streamed online

07/23/2014 8:26 PM

07/23/2014 8:30 PM

A panel of experts will discuss the enduring influence of World War I on Sunday in a conference that will be open to the public as well as streamed live online.

First, the U.S. Centennial Commission on the war will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial.

At 11 a.m., journalist Barbara Pinto will moderate a panel discussion of the ways in which the Great War affected modern culture, technology and global conflicts. Participants will include Mitch Yockelson of the National Archives, Graydon Tunstall of the University of South Florida and Chad Williams of Brandeis University.

At 1 p.m., German historian Michael Epkenhans will lecture on the role of Germany in the outbreak of the war.

The programs will be streamed at www.theworldwar.org and worldwar-1centennial.org.

Monday marks the 100th anniversary of Austria-Hungary’s declaration of war against Serbia, which was the official beginning of hostilities.

| Matt Campbell, mcampbell@kcstar.com

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