Andrew Roberts – The Evolution of Warfare | How To Academy

Thu, 9 May 2024

6:45 pm - 8:00 pm BST

Andrew Roberts – The Evolution of Warfare

Live in Conversation in London

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What can we learn from the past to navigate an increasingly perilous world? Join Andrew Roberts for the story of warfare from 1945 to the present day.

What tragedies occur when leaders refuse to learn from history?

What can the past tell us about future warfare?

What are the challenges, for statesmen and generals alike, of learning to adapt to an age of new weapon systems, theories, and strategies?

The bestselling historian and biographer Andrew Roberts made his reputation with landmark volumes on Napoleon and the Second World War; now, in collaboration with General David Petraeus, his new history Conflict brings us up to date with the last seventy years of global warfare. Now he joins Matthew d’Ancona live on stage in London to share what the last seventy years of conflict tell us about what the decades ahead will bring.

From Korea and Vietnam to the Gulf wars, the Balkan wars, guerilla conflicts and beyond to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, this conversation with two of our most insightful living historians will give you the knowledge you need to understand the world in our perilous times and prime you for what the decades ahead may bring. Don’t miss it.

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Andrew Roberts

Historian and Biographer

Andrew Roberts is an internationally bestselling historian and biographer whose books include The Storm of War, Napoleon the Great (winner of the Grand Prix of the Fondation Napoléon) and George III. He is currently Visiting Professor at the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London, and the Roger and Martha Mertz Visiting Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

Matthew d’Ancona

Award-winning journalist and author

Matt d’Ancona is Editor-at-Large for The New European and co-host, with Matt Kelly, of its weekly podcast, ‘The Two Matts’. He is also a Contributing Editor at Prospect and a columnist at the London Evening Standard. His most recent book was Identity, Ignorance and Innovation (Hodder).