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Finest Hour 177, Summer 2017

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The International Churchill Society is pleased to announce the 34th International Churchill Conference, “Churchill as International Statesman.” The Conference will be held at the historic Essex House hotel in New York City on October 10–12, 2017. This will be the first-ever International Churchill Conference held in New York, the city that Churchill first visited in 1895 and where he suffered his 1931 “misadventure”—being run over by a car on 5th Avenue. The history of the world hung in the balance just blocks from where we shall meet this autumn.

Lord Dobbs, author of the original House of Cards trilogy that inspired a BBC miniseries and the award-winning Netflix adaptation, will keynote the gala black-tie dinner on October 11.

First-time conference speakers will include Lord Owen, former British foreign secretary and author of Cabinet’s Finest Hour: The Hidden Agenda of May 1940; Lord Bew, author of Churchill and Ireland; and Lewis Lehrman, co-founder of the Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American history and author of Churchill, Roosevelt, and Company. Return favorites will include Andrew Roberts, and David Lough on “Churchill and the Art of the Deal.”

One of the conference’s many highlights will be an interview by Celia Sandys, Churchill’s granddaughter, with Lady Williams (formerly Jane Portal), personal secretary to Churchill during his second premiership.

Registration is free for high school and college students; however, student tickets are not available online. Please contact us via email at [email protected] for more information. Include your school and expected date of graduation.

To book your room at the Essex House, go online or call +1 (212) 247-0300 and quote “The 34th International Churchill Conference, October 10–12.”

If you have any questions or need assistance booking your conference tickets online, please call our office at +1 (202) 994-4744.

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