Prof. Will Morrissey to Teach Class on Churchill and de Gaulle.
Hillsdale College, a 168-year old liberal arts college in Hillsdale, MI which has long celebrated and studied the life of Winston Churchill, will inaugurate its first graduate program this coming fall. The new Hillsdale College Graduate School of Statesmanship will include five doctoral and ten master’s students and a waiting list has already formed for future classes.
The new School’s faculty will include Hillsdale President Larry Arnn, a former research assistant to Churchill’s official biographer Sir Martin Gilbert, and Professors of Politics Mickey Craig, Robert Eden, Thomas West and Will Morrissey. Professor of History Paul Rahe, a longtime supporter of The Churchill Centre and contributor to Finest Hour, will also participate in the program.
Professor Morrissey will teach Studies in Statesmanship, initially offering a course on the comparative political thought of Churchill and Charles de Gaulle.
Hillsdale President Larry Arnn commented: “It gives me particular pleasure, as a long time student of Churchill and having had the great privilege of assisting Sir Martin Gilbert on the official biography, not only that Hillsdale is able to inaugurate this new School but that a course focusing on Churchill will be part of the initial curriculum. Undergraduate students at Hillsdale have long been exposed to Churchill’s thoughts and ideas and gather regularly at “the Churchill”, our life-size sculpture of the Prime Minister at his stand up writing desk, created by Hillsdale alumna Heather Tritchka and located in the Student Center. Now the same experience will be available at the graduate level.”
In April 2009, Hillsdale hosted a Churchill Centre seminar on “Winston Churchill and the Virtues of Statesmanship” for seventy secondary school teachers from around the country.