February 3, 2024

Admiral James Stavridis Keynotes Weekend

Retired US Navy Admiral James Stavridis will deliver the 2024 Enid and R. Crosby Kemper Lecture during the annual Churchill Fellows Weekend at America’s National Churchill Museum on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, MO. The dates for this year’s events will be 22–23 March. To register for this event, please CLICK HERE.

Stavridis attended the US Naval Academy at Annapolis and spent more than thirty five years in the Navy, rising to the rank of 4-star Admiral. Among his many commands were four years as the 16th Supreme Allied Commander of NATO. Stavirdis now serves as Vice Chair, Global Affairs, for the Carlyle Group and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Rockefeller Foundation.

Other speakers this year will include Catherine Grace Katz, author of Daughters of Yalta, Roddy MacKenzie, author of Bomber Command: Churchill’s Greatest Triumph, Gerard Magliocca, Samuel L. Rosen Professor of Law at Indiana University, and Justin Reash, Executive Director of the International Churchill Society.

The schedule of events will be as follows:

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Friday, March 22


  • VIP Tours of Museum Collections and Exhibitions including Four Freedoms: Real and Imagined
  • Panel Discussion “The Cold War: From 1946 to Today (and Tomorrow?)”


  • VIP Reception and Dinner Hosted by Association of Churchill Fellows of Westminster College followed by cordials and special exclusive viewing of “Curator’s Choice: Treasures from Museum’s Collection.”

Saturday, March 23

9:00-10:15 am
Morning Session

Bomber Command: Churchill’s Greatest Triumph
Roddy MacKenzie, author

Winston Churchill on the American Constitution
Gerard Magliocca, Samuel L. Rosen Professor of Law at Indiana University Robert McKinney School of Law

The Legacy of Yalta Today
Catherine Grace Katz, author of Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts, and Harrimans: A Story of Love and War

10:30-10: 45 am 
“Churchill 2024: 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir Winston Churchill” presented by Justin Reash, Executive Director of International Churchill Society

11:00 am- 12:00 noon 
Roundtable Discussion Moderated by Timothy Riley, Sandra L. and Monroe E. Trout Director and Chief Curator “Preserving the Past for Tomorrow: The Nation’s Churchill Museum, its Legacy, and its Future”

12:30-1:30 pm 
Induction of New Churchill Fellows Luncheon

1:30-2:30 pm 
Enid and R. Crosby Kemper Lecture by Admiral James Stavridis, USN, Ret.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours of America’s National Churchill Museum (optional)

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