Lectures explore how FDR prepared for war and global leadership

Susan Dunn, the Massachusetts Professor of Humanities at Williams College, will give a series of three lectures in November on “FDR’s Third Hundred Days — Preparing for War and Global Leadership November 1940 to March 1941” for the Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World Affairs.

“FDR’s Third Hundred Days” lectures will focus on three themes: “Plan Dog: From Isolation to a Strategy for War,” on Tuesday, Nov. 15; “A Declaration of Interdependence: Lend-Lease,” on Wednesday, Nov. 16; and “Speed — and Speed Now: Mobilizing Industry and Labor for War,’ on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Sponsored by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies and the Yale University Press, all three lectures begin at 4:30 p.m. in Rm. 203 of Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave. They are free and open to the public.