Title of Lecture

Herbert Hoover and the Birth of the Modern International Relief Organization

Media Type

Video

Date of Lecture

2-29-2012

Description of Lecture

Herbert Hoover directed the three major food relief operations that were related to World War I and its aftermath: Belgian Relief during World War I, Eastern Europe in 1919 and Soviet Russia in 1921-22. This lecture centers on aspects of the least researched of these—the one directed at Eastern Europe (the area from Finland to Romania) in 1919 and examines the motivation, organization, financing and implementation of the relief, as well as the political and economic impact of the relief effort.

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