Big Doings in the Big Apple 2017 International Churchill Conference, 10–12 Oct.

The International Churchill Society is pleased to announce that early registration is now open for the 34th International Churchill Conference, which will take place at the J. W. Marriott Essex House in New York City next October 10, 11, and 12.  Follow this link to register today.

A featured speaker at the conference will be David Owen, a former British Foreign Secretary and now member of the House of Lords. Lord Owen will also be speaking about his new book at the National Churchill Library and Center in Washington, D. C. at 6 pm on Wednesday, April 26. The event is free and open to the public. Find our more information if you would like to attend. 

The theme for this year’s conference will be “Churchill the International Statesman,” and several high profile speakers have already been announced. Speaking in addition to Lord Owen will be another member of the House of Lords, Paul Bew (Baron Bew of Antrim), the distinguished historian and author of Churchill and Ireland published last year by Oxford University Press.

Other first-time conference speakers will include best-selling author Lewis E. Lehrman, co-founder of the Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American history and author of Churchill, Roosevelt, and Company. Return favorites will include Andrew Roberts speaking on “Churchill’s Sense of Living History,” and David Lough speaking on “Churchill and the Art of the Deal.”

A special highlight of the conference will be a conversation between Sir Winston’s granddaughter Celia Sandys and Lady Williams, formerly Jane Portal and now one of the last-surviving secretaries to have worked with Churchill.

The full conference schedule will be published in the coming months.

Registration is free for high school and college students, however, student tickets are not available online.

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