League of Nations

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League of Nations

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90 years ago the League of Nations convened for the first time hoping to settle disputes by diplomacy not war. Failure to prevent World War II led to its dissolution and the subsequent creation of the UN. Can the UN's fate be ascertained by reading the history of its predecessor?

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Ruth Henig was an academic historian for over 30 years. She received her Ph.D in history from Lancaster University in 1978, where she lectured in modern international history. She became a senior lecturer and head of the History Department at Lancaster, and from 1997 to 2000 served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. She took early retirement in 2002, and in 2006 was one of six people to receive the first Honorary Fellowships of Lancaster University. She has published widely in 20th century international history, including four very successful Lancaster History Pamphlets, on the origins of the First and Second World Wars, on the Weimar Republic in Germany, and on Versailles and After, 1919-1933. Her other books include Evidence and Commentary : The League of Nations, Modern Europe 1870-1945 (with Chris Culpin), and Women and Political Power in Europe since 1945 (with Simon Henig). Ruth Henig enjoyed a parallel career in local government as a Lancashire County Councillor for 24 years and as a local magistrate. She chaired Lancashire's Police Authority for 16 years, and the national Association of Police Authorities for eight years from 1997–2005. In 2000, she was awarded a CBE for services to policing, and in 2002 was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Lancashire. She was appointed as a life peer in May 2004, and has sat in the House of Lords since June, 2004 as Baroness Henig of Lancaster. In December, 2007 she took up a three-year appointment as chair of the Security Industry Authority, the regulator of the private security industry.

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