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Lecture series focuses on turning points in history, March 1-29

A distinguished group of Princeton historians will speak about events, people or eras that have played key roles in shaping the modern world during a four-session lecture series in March.

Titled "Turning Points in History," the series is free and open to members of the University community. Each lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. in 10 East Pyne.

The talks will cover a range of topics and time periods, with each faculty member interpreting the theme according to his or her own background and research interests.

Here is the schedule:

• Wednesday, March 1 -- "1930: Did It Shake Things Up?" with Jeremy Adelman, the Walter Samuel Carpenter III Professor in Spanish Civilization and Culture and chair of the Department of History.

• Wednesday, March 8 -- "The Collapse of the Ottoman Empire" with Molly Greene, associate professor of history.

• Wednesday, March 15 -- "The Scientific Revolution in Early Modern Europe" with Michael Mahoney, professor of history.

• Wednesday, March 29 -- "Crossing the Rubicon: Lyndon Johnson and the Decision for War in Vietnam" with Paul Miles, lecturer in history.

The series is presented by the Office of the Alumni Association. For more information, contact Kaitlin Lutz at <klutz@princeton.edu> or (609) 258-0014.

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