Manalapan -   Anthony F. Cavallo, historian and lecturer at Rutgers University, will be guest speaker at a special program on Pearl Harbor set for Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Avenue.

The program, which begins at 7 p.m., will feature a seminar offered by distinguished panelists and experts on the subject, “Could Pearl Harbor have been avoided?”

Panelists include Adam Black, Adjunct History Professor at Monmouth University, Paul Frisco, distinguished WW II Navy Veteran, Pacific Theater, and Barry Rosenzweig, educator whose area of expertise is World War II.

The program is being presented by the World War II Era Studies Institute and the Monmouth County Library, one of many programs being offered within the next few months in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the United States entry into World War II following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941.

   Cavallo and panelists will make presentations on their viewpoints on the subject, which will be followed by further discussion with the audience, enabling their viewpoints and questions on the topic to be open for discussion. Ultimate goal of the unusual seminar is to see if a determination can be made if history could have unfolded differently in 1941.

   The program is open to the public at no charge, and advance reservations are not necessary