Readers may be interested to learn of a free three-week course – beginning today – being offered by the University of Glasgow in collaboration with the BBC and titled “World War 1: Paris 1919 – A New World Order?“.
“This course is part of a series designed in partnership with the BBC to commemorate the war.”
According to the promotional material:
“The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 ended a Great War, but it also designed the post-war future. In 1919, world leaders assembled in Paris redrew the map of the world, partitioned and created countries, and ushered in a new era of international relations. The naivety of the peace-makers of 1919 has been justly criticised. However, in setting up a permanent ‘world organisation’, the League of Nations, they changed the management of world affairs forever…
Produced in collaboration with the BBC, this three-week course will let you retrace the steps of those who took those momentous decisions almost a century ago. You’ll have a chance to assess how, over the past century, world organisations (first the League of Nations, then the United Nations) have become a forum for international cooperation. And you’ll be encouraged to debate many of the issues that have vexed international politics since then.”
With past BBC content relating to that subject matter having been somewhat lacking, it will be interesting to see whether the inaccuracies, omissions and distortions reappear in this course’s content.