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Stillman Family Foundation Research and Travel Grants

National Churchill Library and Center at The George Washington University

George Washington University is pleased to announce the generous gift of $80,000 to The National Churchill Library and Center at GW Libraries and Academic Innovation from the Harry & Alice Stillman Foundation. This funding will enable and support much-needed research activities focused on topics of relevance to Winston Churchill’s example of global leadership. Preference will be given to projects that emphasize the relevance of Churchill’s leadership to current affairs.

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NCLC Research Graduate Fellowship Program

Nigel West Visits the NCLC

Churchill’s Spy Files

Nigel West visited the National Churchill Libray and Center a discussion of his new book, Churchill’s Spy Files, about the wartime prime minister’s relationship with MI5, Britain’s domestic security service.

 

The Battle of Arnhem: The Deadliest Airborne Operation of World War II Monday, November 26, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Sir Antony Beevor for a discussion of his new book, The Battle of Arnhem: The Deadliest Airborne Operation of World War II.

Date and Time: Monday, November 26, 2018 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center, Room 101
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Churchill’s Spy Files Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Nigel West for a discussion of his new book, Churchill’s Spy Files, about the wartime prime minister’s relationship with MI5, Britain’s domestic security service.

Date and Time: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center, Room 101
RSVP. No RSVP is required for this event

NCLC Bust New Loan on display

A bit of London has come to Washington. The National Churchill Library and Center is now the temporary home of a massive bust of Winston Churchill, cast directly from the full-size statue by Ivor Roberts-Jones in Parliament Square. The commanding work has been loaned to the NCLC by International Churchill Society Chairman Laurence S. Geller CBE and has already formed a striking backdrop for a number of “Churchill Conversations.” Read More >

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An Evening with Mary Jo Binker Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Mary Jo Binker as she discusses her newly-published, annotated collection of Eleanor Roosevelt’s advice column If You Ask Me.

Date and Time: Thursday, October 25, 2018 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center, Room 101
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Churchill: Walking with Destiny Monday, November 5, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Andrew Roberts for the U.S. launch of his long-awaited new biography, Churchill: Walking with Destiny.

Date and Time: Monday, November 5, 2018 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center, Room 101
RSVP: No RSVP is required for this event.

Churchill in the Classroom Prof. Dane Kennedy teaches at GWU

Undergraduate courses on Winston Churchill are lamentably rare, but one of them is currently on offer at the George Washington University, home of the National Churchill Library and Center. “Churchill’s World” is taught by Professor Dane Kennedy of the History Department, with the assistance of NCLC Director Michael F. Bishop, who will serve as an occasional guest instructor. The class meets weekly in the Reading Room of the NCLC. Read More >

The Impossible Presidency: A Conversation with Jeremi Suri Monday, February 26, 2018 | 2:00 PM

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes historian Jeremi Suri for a discussion of his latest book, The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office. 

Jeremi Suri is the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs, and Professor of Public Affairs and History, at the University of Texas at Austin.  He is the author or editor of nine books, including Henry Kissinger and the American Century, and his articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and elsewhere.

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The Square and the Tower Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Churchill Honored in Washington A Capitol Birthday

November 30, the 143rd birthday of Sir Winston Churchill, was the occasion of a brief burst of bipartisanship as Speaker of the House Paul Ryan hosted a toast to Churchill in the Rayburn Room of the Capitol that was also attended by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and about 120 guests. Read More >

Politics and Leadership, Past and Present: A discussion with journalist Robert Costa Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Please join us as the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Robert Costa for a discussion about the current political scene and the lessons of history.

Robert Costa is a national political reporter for The Washington Post, a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, and the moderator of Washington Week on PBS.

Mr. Costa was born in Richmond, Virginia and raised in Pennsylvania.  He holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.A. from the University of Cambridge, where the focus of his study was Winston Churchill.

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Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

A discussion with author Sally Bedell Smith

Please join us at the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Sally Bedell Smith for a discussion of her bestselling biography, Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life.  Ms. Smith will also discuss the future of the British Monarchy.

Sally Bedell Smith is a journalist and contributing editor at Vanity Fair.  She is the author of many books, including Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern MonarchGrace and Power: The Private World of the Kennedy White House, and Diana in Search of Herself: Portrait of a Modern Princess.  She received her B.A. from Wheaton College and her M.S. from the Columbia School of Journalism.

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Greater Gotham: A History of New York Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

A discussion with author Mike Wallace

Please join us at the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Mike Wallace for a discussion of the second volume of his epic history of New York City, Greater Gotham: A History of New York 1898 to 1919. The first volume, Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, co-written with Edwin G. Burrows, was published to great acclaim in 2000 and won the Pulitzer Prize. Tyler Anbinder, a professor of history at GW and author of Five Points and City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York will lead the discussion.

Mike Wallace is a Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and founder of the Gotham Center for New York City History at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He was educated at Columbia University.

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