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Lynne Olson, Chasing Allies: The Importance of Partnerships in World War II - LIB 100/201 APPROVED!

Date and Time

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


  • DeVos Center » 122E - Loosemore Auditorium


Our founding benefactor, Col. Ralph W. Hauenstein, stressed the value of intelligence in statecraft, and the importance of smart and strategic alliances. His military experience is why we are welcoming New York Times best-selling author and historian, Lynne Olson. Speaking on the formation and importance of international alliances in the Second World War, Olson will illuminate the world in which our namesake once operated.

After the First World War, Europe was fragmented and each country had been left to fend for themselves through depression, stagnation, and revolution. As Germany emerged under the leadership of the National Socialists, much of Europe found itself faced with crisis only cooperation could solve. Failed appeasement measures forced what would soon become the Allied Nations to band together in the face of the Second World War. Join the Hauenstein Center, as we recreate a vivid image of Col. Ralph W. Hauenstein’s experiences through Lynne Olson and her work.

Free and open to the public, registration is required. Click here to RSVP. 
Recommended Parking: Seward Ramp



Rachel Florida
Event Planner, Hauenstein Center
Grand Valley State University 
616.331.7071 |



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