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Ireland in a Post-Brexit World Monday, October 23, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

A discussion with Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States

Please join us at the National Churchill Library and Center welcomes Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, for a discussion on Irish politics, history, and diplomacy in the wake of Brexit.

Ambassador Mulhall took up his current post in September 2017 and was previously Irish Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2012 until his current appointment.  Prior to that, he served as Ambassador to Germany.  He is an avid promoter of Irish culture and tweets poetry on a daily basis.

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David Petraeus on Churchill’s ‘Iron Curtain’ Speech

Churchill gave his famous ‘Iron Curtain’ Speech in 1946

 

These events took place at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury and the National Churchill Museum on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. It was on the campus of Westminster College on 5 March 1946 that Winston Churchill gave his famous ‘Iron Curtain’ speech.

During his 37-year career in the U.S. Army, General Petraeus was widely recognized for his command of the organization that produced the U.S. Army’s counterinsurgency manual and overhauled all aspects of preparing U.S. Army leaders and units for deployment to combat. Before his retirement in 2011, his commands included the leadership of the Surge in Iraq and for his command of forces in Afghanistan. Upon retirement from the U.S. Army, he became Director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

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Timothy Snyder at the NCLC

Author of On Tyranny gives a talk in Washington, D.C.

Professor Timothy Snyder, author of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, gave a talk at the National Churchill Library and Center about his book in which he reflects on how many democracies failed throughout Europe during the 20th century and how these specific cases can be used as lessons for maintaining democracy today. Watch the entire talk at C-SPAN.

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LETTERS – Finest Hour 174

Finest Hour 175, Winter 2017

Getting the Bearings

HAMPSHIRE—The description of the armorial bearings of the Royal College of Defence Studies on page 21 [image on page 18] is unspecific about which elements represent the branches of the armed forces. Could you please elucidate?
—Paul H. Courtenay

Dr. Stewart obliges:

OXFORD—I am happy to provide the expanded version of the text describing the “Beast” or “the Great Beast,” as the bearings are affectionately known, which features in the College’s updated history that I completed last month:

The trident represents the Royal Navy, the lion the Army, and the wings of the lion the Royal Air Force. In 1955 a silver chain was added around the neck to denote the civilian members in attendance at Seaford House; the laurel wreath replaced this after consultation with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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Your Help is Needed with the National Churchill Library and Center

Announcing the Completion of Phase I of the National Churchill Library and Center in Washington, DC

Churchill Friends: Over three decades ago, a small group of Churchill Centre members set forth an ambitious dream:

The creation of a new headquarters in Washington, DC to provide a substantial permanent home for Churchill studies in the heart of our nation’s capital.

Despite the passage of years, the dream did not die – but the financial, practical and organizational

challenges were formidable and made it seemingly beyond our reach. Yet we knew that to fulfil our mission to, in the words of Churchill’s daughter Lady Soames, “keep the memory green” and also ensure the continuing relevance of his legacy, we simply had no choice but to “never, never, never, never give in….”

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Thus, it gives us great satisfaction to tell you that we have recently completed Phase I of the Capital Campaign for the new National Churchill Library and Center at George Washington University (the NCLC.) It is with enormous pleasure to announce the buildout of its permanent home in the University’s Gelman Library will be completed this summer with a grand opening to coincide with the 33rd International Churchill Conference in Washington, DC October 27-29.

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Join Andrew Roberts in Wisconsin November 15, 2018

Dinner event with The Churchill Society of Wisconsin in Milwaukee

Join The Churchill Society of Wisconsin as celebrated British historian, journalist and Bradley Prize winner Andrew Roberts arrives in Milwaukee to discuss his newest Churchill biography, Walking With Destiny. Based on 43 new sources that have been donated to the Churchill Archives, this is the first significant bio since the last major work in 2001. Queen Elizabeth II allowed Mr. Roberts to be the first Churchill biographer to use her father King George VI’s diaries.

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The International Churchill Society (ICS), founded in 1968 shortly after Churchill's death, is the world’s preeminent member organisation dedicated to preserving the historic legacy of Sir Winston Churchill.

At a time when leadership is challenged at every turn, that legacy looms larger and remains more relevant than ever.