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DOI Library Park Ranger Speaker Series - "The Washington Naval Treaty of 1922" - Wednesday, October 19th, 1:00 pm ET

  • 1.  DOI Library Park Ranger Speaker Series - "The Washington Naval Treaty of 1922" - Wednesday, October 19th, 1:00 pm ET

    Posted 10-13-2022 07:39
    Please join us via webinar for our next free Department of the Interior Library Park Ranger Speaker Series lecture, entitled "The Washington Naval Treaty of 1922" on Wednesday, October 19th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET.

    Three years after the Versailles Peace Treaty was signed in Paris to end the First World War, there was a great concern about a possible naval arms race. So representatives from Great Britain, the United States, France, Italy, and Japan came to Washington in November 1921 to begin talks to shrink naval armaments. The Washington Naval Conference concluded in February 1922 with the idea of reducing the numbers of capital ships (such as battleships or aircraft carriers) based on tonnage. Japan came away from the conference with great disappointment over the results. Many historians point to this particular conference as the beginning of the path leading Japan into the World War II. Please join Park Rangers Paul O'Brian and Chip Dewell for a look at the intended and unintended consequences of the Washington Naval Conference and Treaty of 1922, a conference meant to insure peace amongst world powers, but instead led to resentment and future conflict.

    All that are interested are invited. Please go to the following link to request webinar registration information:

    If the registration link above does not work at your location, you may also register using the Library's Online Contact Form at Please list the title of the program you wish to attend on the subject line.

    You may contact the Library by phone at (202) 208-5815 or by e-mail at for more information about this program. For more information about DOI Library resources and services, please visit the DOI Library's website, located at

    We hope you can join virtually on October 19th!

    George Franchois
    Director - U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
    Office of the Secretary - Office of Facilities and Administrative Services (OFAS)
    1849 C Street, NW, Room 1151, MS 1151
    Washington, DC 20240
    Phone: (202) 208-3796
    Fax: (202) 208-6773
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