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Hosted by The National WWII Museum in New Orleans since 2006, The International Conference on World War II brings together the best and brightest scholars, authors, historians and witnesses from around the globe to discuss the war that changed the world, from key battles to much-debated controversies. Presented by the Pritzker Military Foundation, on behalf of Pritzker Military Museum & Library, the conference emphasizes enlightening presentations, engaging roundtable discussions, and audience Q&A sessions that provide viewers with unique insights into World War II.

Thanks to the generous support of the Pritzker Military Foundation, on behalf of Pritzker Military Museum & Library, the conference will be held in an entirely virtual format and completely free of charge for the first time, bringing educational sessions and world-renowned speakers directly to the comfort of viewers’ homes. Kicking off on March 5, 2021, the robust slate of programming will be streamed live, and recorded sessions will be available on demand after they air. The National WWII Museum looks forward to gathering in person for its November 2021 International Conference on World War II, as anticipated.

WHEN: March 5 - 6, 2021 

- Friday, March 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. CT

- Saturday, March 6 from 9:00 3:15 p.m. CT

The program will begin on Friday, March 5 at 9 a.m. CT with welcome remarks by Stephen Watson, President & CEO of The National WWII Museum.


Pre-register through The National WWII Museum’s Conference website:


View the full conference schedule here or by visiting

Highlights include:

  • A session discussing the work and legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Bill Mauldin led by Todd DePastino, PhD, and Rob Citino, PhD
  • A panel discussion on Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II with John Morrow, PhD; Chad Williams, PhD; and Robert Jefferson, PhD
  • A discussion on how the Holocaust is taught in Europe and the United States with Jason Dawsey, PhD; Paul Sparrow; and Alexandra Richie, DPhil
  • A look into World War II’s forgotten fronts with Gerhard Weinberg, PhD and Michael Neiberg, PhD
  • A conversation with Dave Gutierrez on Hispanic American experiences during the war
  • And much more
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The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that future generations will know the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Dedicated in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and now designated by Congress as America’s National WWII Museum, the institution celebrates the American spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifices of the men and women who fought on the battlefront and served on the Home Front. For more information on TripAdvisor’s #1 New Orleans attraction, call 877-813-3329 or 504-528-1944 or visit

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