Did German and Austro-Hungarian leaders “sleepwalk” into the catastrophe of World War One? Or did they deliberately trigger the war in a bid to gain domination over Europe before the Allies became too strong? The debate over German intentions and war guilt started over a century ago and shows no signs of disappearing. Come and see if the war was an absent-minded accident or the product of wilful calculation.
Brent graduated with a BA (Honours) in European history at UofA in 1985. He went on to complete an MA in Slavic and Eastern European Studies in at UofA. Brent recently retired from a career in the RCMP that included teaching law, investigative practices, police tactics, and firearms at the National Academy in Regina. In 2020 Brent taught the ELLA course “Habsburgs and the Rise of Nationalism”.