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34th International Churchill Conference

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Essex House New York

160 Central Park South

New York, NY 10019

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34th International Churchill Conference

The International Churchill Society is pleased to announce the 34th International Churchill Conference, “Churchill as International Statesman”. The Conference will be held at the historic Essex House hotel in New York City on October 10-12, 2017. This will be the first-ever International Churchill Conference held in New York, the city that Churchill first visited in 1895 and where he suffered his 1931 "misadventure"--being run over by a car on 5th Avenue! The history of the world hung in the balance just blocks from where we shall meet this autumn.

First-time conference speakers will include Lord Owen, former British foreign secretary and author of Cabinet's Finest Hour: The Hidden Agenda of May 1940; Lord Bew, author of Churchill and Ireland; and Lewis Lehrman, co-founder of the Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American history and author of Churchill, Roosevelt, and Company. Return favorites will include Andrew Roberts, previewing his forthcoming biography of Churchill, and David Lough, on "Churchill and the Art of the Deal".

One of the conference's many highlights will be an interview by Celia Sandys, Churchill's granddaughter, of Lady Williams (formerly Jane Portal), personal secretary to Churchill during his second premiership.

Conference Schedule

Tuesday, October 10

  • Greenwood Cemetery tour, location of the Jerome family crypt
  • Michael Korda, “Alone: Britain, Churchill and Dunkirk” speaking at Chartwell Booksellers
  • Opening Reception followed by Preview screening of the new Churchill film Darkest Hour (Blenheim ticket holders only) starring Gary Oldman

Wednesday, October 11

  • Opening remarks by ICS Chairman Laurence Geller and Executive Director Michael Bishop
  • David Owen, “Cabinet’s Finest Hour”
  • David Lough, “Churchill and the Art of the Deal”
  • Tim Riley, “The Fulton Report”
  • Lewis E. Lerhman, “Churchill, Roosevelt & Company”
  • Thomas E. Ricks, “Churchill & Orwell”
  • Churchill granddaughter Celia Sandys in conversation with one of her grandfather's former secretaries, Lady (Jane) Williams
  • Reception & Black Tie Dinner with Lord Dobbs as keynote speaker

Thursday, October 12

  • Paul Bew and John Bew, “Churchill and Attlee”
  • Kevin Ruane, “Churchill the Nuclear Statesman” with an introduction by Churchill granddaughter Edwina Sandys
  • Andrew Roberts, “Churchill’s Sense of Living History”

Registration is free for high school and college students, however, student tickets are not available online. Please contact us via email here for more information. Include your school and expected date of graduation.

To book your room at the Essex House go online here or call (212) 247-0300 and quote “The 34th International Churchill Conference, October 10-12.”

If you have any questions or need assistance booking your conference tickets online, please call our office at (202) 994-4744.

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160 Central Park South

New York, NY 10019

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