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Lord Owen to Speak at Churchill 2017

Former British Foreign Secretary among Headliners for Thirty-fourth International Churchill Conference at the J. W. Marriott Essex House, New York City, Oct. 10–12

Former British Foreign Secretary David Owen (Baron Owen of the City of Plymouth and author of the recently published Cabinet’s Finest Hour: The Hidden Agenda of May 1940) will bring his considerable diplomatic experience to the proceedings as he analyzes Churchill’s role in global affairs. 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.

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. For more information, please CLICK HERE.


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 F. 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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