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Winston in Washington 2019 Churchill Conference in US Capital

Registration is now open for the 36th International Churchill Conference, which will take place in Washington, D.C. at the Georgetown Marriott October 29–31. To register, please CLICK HERE.

This year’s conference will have the theme “Churchill: Masters of our Fate.” The opening night reception will take place at Anderson House, the historic headquarters of the Society of the Cincinnati.

Winston Churchill visited Anderson House during a trip to Washington, D.C. on January 16, 1952. The prime minister was presented with his Eagle insignia and certificate of membership for the Society of the Cincinnati, which is the oldest hereditary society in the United States.

The month of the conference will coincide with the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Churchill’s involvement in the Cold War (he famously coined the term “Iron Curtain” in 1946) will be explored by leading scholars.

A highlight of the conference will be a screening of Churchill and the Movie Mogul, a brilliant new documentary by filmmaker John Fleet about Winston Churchill’s relationship with Alexander Korda, the primary founder of the British film industry. Fleet, who wrote about this subject in Finest Hour 179, will speak directly after the screening.

More program details will be posted during the coming months. We look forward to seeing you in Washington this fall!

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