The Institute for the Study of War and Democracy at The National WWII Museum is a community of scholars forming a national center for research, higher education, publications, and public programming, dedicated to promoting the history of World War II, the relationship between the war and America’s democratic system, and the war’s continued relevance for the world. In addition to the knowledge and resources housed on our six-acre campus, the Institute also annually gathers prestigious historians and speakers from across the globe for various enlightening conferences and symposia, including the renowned International Conference on World War II, hosted in New Orleans each year. These events help to inspire civic engagement for exploring the war’s lasting legacies by attracting new generations to study, research, and write about the American experience in World War II.

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“Band of Brothers” 20th Anniversary Symposium

September 9, 2021

The National WWII Museum is honored to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the “Band of Brothers” miniseries premiere by hosting a daylong Symposium in New Orleans on September 9, 2021. The Symposium will bring members from the cast and crew together on stage to reflect on their experiences, share unique insights, and provide behind-the-scenes commentary. Family members of Easy Company veterans will also participate in a session on the lasting legacy of their loved ones.

Perhaps no single work, in the past two decades, has had such an impact, or made such an imprint on the American memory of World War II.

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Memory Wars: World War II at 75 and Beyond

September 9-11, 2021

The National WWII Museum will be hosting a first-of-its-kind international conference to discuss the shifting landscapes of popular memories of this world-altering conflict. Memory Wars: World War II at 75 and Beyond will take place September 9–11, 2021 at the new Higgins Hotel & Conference Center on the Museum campus in New Orleans.

Memory Wars will explore World War II’s place in public memory through a global prism, examining how museums, filmmakers, media, memorials, and historians (both academic and public) help shape memories of the conflict.

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Join us in New Orleans as we bring together speakers from around the world to explore a range of provocative questions and issues related to the collective memory of World War II.

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The 14th International Conference on World War II - 2021

November 18-20, 2021

The International Conference on World War II is the premier adult educational event bringing together the best and brightest scholars, authors, historians, and witnesses to history from around the globe to discuss key battles, personalities, strategies, issues, and controversies of the war that changed the world. Joining the featured speakers are hundreds of attendees who travel from all over the world to learn to connect with each other through engaging discussions, question-and-answer periods, book signings, and receptions throughout the weekend.

The 14th International Conference on World War II features a daylong, pre-conference symposium “Pearl Harbor at 80.” Two subsequent days of Conference sessions will explore an array of topics, including the Wannsee Conference, female WWII correspondents, WWII historical fiction, WWII espionage, and more.

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