A lecture by Donald J. Raleigh, Jay Richard Judson Distinguished Professor, Department of History, and Director, Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
5:30 p.m. Viewing of the exhibition World on Fire in Flames of Blood: Narratives of the Russian Revolution, Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room, Wilson Library
6 p.m. Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library
This presentation will examine the long- and short-term causes of the February Revolution of 1917 that toppled 300 years of Romanov rule, the social polarization that unfolded afterward, aggravated by the consequences of an unpopular war, and the reasons why the Bolsheviks came to power and held on to it.