30 May 2024

Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin: Cost-Benefit Reflections on the Grand Alliance

Join us at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London with historian and author Professor David Reynolds.

Professor David Reynolds will deliver the third ICS lecture this year at RUSI.

This event is being held live in person at 7:00 PM on Thursday, 30 May 2024.

2024 sees the 150th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s birth and the 80th anniversary of D-Day, on which a Winston Churchill Education Centre will be opened at the British Normandy Memorial. June 2024 is also the 80th anniversary of Operation Bagration. The Soviet offensive timed to support the Normandy landings, which brought the Red Army to the gates of Warsaw. So this is an apt moment to reflect on the Big Three who reshaped Europe in what Churchill called a historic moment of “Triumph and Tragedy”.

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About Professor David Reynolds

David Reynolds is Emeritus Professor of International History and a Fellow of Christ’s College. He is Director of Studies for History Part II and also for History & Politics.

David studied at Cambridge and Harvard Universities and has been a regular visitor to the US since first going there as a graduate student in 1973. He won the Wolfson Prize for History in 2004 and was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2005. In 2013-15, he was Chairman of the History Faculty at Cambridge.

His visiting positions include posts at Harvard, Nihon University in Tokyo and Sciences Po in Paris. He also served on the Academic Advisory Committee for the Imperial War Museum’s new galleries on the First World War (opened 2014) and the Second World War (opened 2021).

David is the author of thirteen books and five edited or co-edited volumes. His most recent books are The Long Shadow: The Great War and the 20th Century, which was awarded the Hessell-Tiltman Prize; The Kremlin Letters: Stalin’s Wartime Correspondence with Churchill and Roosevelt, which won the Link-Kuehl Prize; and Island Stories: An Unconventional History of Britain.

He has also written and presented thirteen historical documentaries for BBC TV, ranging across the international history of the 20th century, as well as the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series America, Empire of Liberty.

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