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Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Location: Philadelphia, PA | The Union League Club
philadelphia copy copyYou are warmly invited to participate in the annual Churchill Centre academic dinner in Philadelphia. This year we are honored to have Michael Barone, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, as our guest of honor. He will speak after dinner on “Churchill and Nationalism.”

From 1989 to 1996, and again from 1998 to 2009, Mr. Barone was a senior writer for U.S. News and World Report. From 1996 to 1998, he was senior staff editor at Readers' Digest. Before joining U.S. News and World Report, Mr. Barone was a member of the editorial page staff of the Washington Post. He was previously vice president of Peter D. Hart Research Associates.

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Mr. Barone is principal co-author of The Almanac of American Politics and author of Our Country: The Shaping of America from Roosevelt to Reagan. Over the years he has written for many major market publications, including The Economist, The New York Times, The Detroit Press, American Enterprise, and The Daily Telegraph of London.

The evening will begin with a reception, followed by dinner and Michael Barone’s remarks after dinner. Dinner dress is black tie or dark suit. The reception begins at 7.00 p.m. and dinner will be served at 8.00 p.m. Please note on your registration form whether you would like the vegetarian option.

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Monday, 19th September 2016, 4 pm – 8 pm

Location: University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zurich
churchill-in-zurichWinston Churchill speaks in Zurich, 19 September 1946.

The 70th anniversary of one of Winston Churchill’s most important post-war speeches will be commemorated with a one-day conference at the University of Zurich on Monday the 19th of September 2016. 

On 19 September 1946, Churchill spoke on “The Tragedy of Europe” and proposed “a kind of United States of Europe” based on a rapprochement between the French and the Germans. He ended with the exhortation, “Let Europe Arise!” At the conference, scholars will discuss the significance of Churchill’s remarks. The event will culminate with remarks by the Swiss President and the President of the European Union Commission.

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October 27-29, 2016

Location: The Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C.
2016 Churchill Conference Email HeaderThe Churchill Centre is pleased to announce that the Thirty-third International Churchill Conference will be held in the historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC on 27–29 October 2016. The Conference theme will be “Churchill:  Friends and Contemporaries” and will focus on the myriad and fascinating relationships between Churchill and his wide range of friends and contemporaries—from politicians to soldiers, statesmen to writers, friends to family members. 

Some of the events during the conference will be held at the new National Churchill Library and Center which will open at The George Washington University in early 2016. Visit this link for the full conference program. 

Conference packages and individual tickets are available now. Follow this link to register today. 

Hotel reservations are now available at special rates.  

If you prefer to book via phone, please do not call the Mayflower Hotel main reservations line. To get the special conference rates, please use these dedicated Group Reservations phone numbers:
Reservations US Toll Free: +1-877-212-5752
Reservations Local or Overseas Tel: +1-202-347-3000

For more information on the Thirty-third International Churchill Conference, please contact Lee Pollock, Executive Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (312) 263-5637.

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Tuesday, 1 November 2016 from 19:00 to 22:30

Location: 8 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BY, UK
Prince-of-WalesThe Sir Winston Churchill Award Dinner is an annual event that honours those who have demonstrated Churchillian qualities in public life. It is organised by The International Churchill Society (UK), a registered charity supporting the development of educational resources and programmes relating to the life and legacy of Sir Winston Churchill. These currently include a national public speaking competition for secondary schools, two further regional public speaking competitions at Chartwell and Blenheim Palace, a global design competition, the delivery of on-line teaching resources into UK schools, sponsorship at the Chalke Valley History Festival, our quarterly magazine Finest Hour and the continued development of our world-class online resource churchillcentral.com.

The award will be given to a person who promotes, sustains and exemplifies Churchillian values today and will recognise and honour contemporary achievement in those fields of public life and personal endeavour in which Sir Winston Churchill played a role or took an interest.

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Past recipients have included: General Sir David Richards, John Simpson CBE and most recently, HRH the Prince of Wales. International Awards have been made to Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the Republic of France, and to Aung San Suu Kyi. All the proceeds from this prestigious event are used to support our charitable programmes and the day to day running of the Society.

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