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WINSTON S. CHURCHILL SYMPOSIUM:

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Winston S. Churchill
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Saturday, March 14, 2015

7:00 am – 5:30 pm
Stage Door Canteen

The National WWII Museum, in partnership with the Churchill Society of New Orleans

An annual event since 2011, the Winston S. Churchill Symposium is a daylong program that draws people from around the country to learn about the man who was voted "The Greatest Briton of the 20th Century." This program, a collaborative effort between The National WWII Museum and the Churchill Society of New Orleans, brings members of both organizations together to learn about and celebrate this giant of a man.

While World War II is the Museum's primary focus, Churchill's long and illustrious life and career allow for each year's program to span beyond the war years, either by highlighting his formidable younger years or by discussing the influence he had in the postwar years.

The Symposium went on hiatus in 2014, due to the Churchill Centre's International Conference being hosted in New Orleans that spring, but 2015 will see this popular program return stronger than ever for its fourth installment.

For 2015, the program features four new speakers to discuss different aspects of Sir Winston's life.

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Schedule:

7:00 am – 7:50 am

Breakfast in The American Sector Atrium

7:50 am – 8:00 am

Guests take their seats in the Stage Door Canteen

8:00 am – 8:15 am

Welcoming and Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Gordon H. “Nick” Mueller
    President & CEO of The National WWII Museum

  • Mr. J. Gregg Collins
    President, The Churchill Society of New Orleans

  • Dr. Keith Huxen (Master of Ceremonies)
    The National WWII Museum’s Samuel Zemurray Stone Senior Director of Research & History

8:15 am – 9:00 am

Graham Clews — "Churchill's Dilemma: The Real Story Behind the Origins of the 1915 Dardanelles Campaign"

9:00 am – 9:30 am

Break and Book Signing

9:30 am – 10:15 am

Lynne Olson — "Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941"

10:15 am – 10:45 am

Break and Book Signing

10:45 am – 11:30 am

Neill Lochery — The Gen. Raymond E. Mason Jr. Distinguished Lecture on WWII "Churchill versus the (Not So) Neutrals of WWII"

11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Break, Book Signing, Lunch

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm

Special Performance by musical trio The Victory Belles

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Break

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Nigel Hamilton — "From Triumph to Tragedy to Travesty: March – July 1945"

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Break and Book Signing

2:15 pm – 3:20 pm

Panel discussion of all four speakers, led by J. Gregg Collins

3:20 pm – 3:25 pm

Program Adjourns

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The Gen. Raymond E. Mason Jr. Distinguished Lecture on WWII Reception in The American Sector Atrium

NOTE: Schedule and titles subject to change.

Learn more about our symposium speakers.

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Pricing:

$125 members

$175 non-members

For more information, please call 504-528-1944 x 511 or email conferences@nationalww2museum.org.

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Post Symposium "Dinner with the Speakers"

A special and exciting addition to the program this year will be the option to join the speakers for dinner in The American Sector restaurant that evening.

The Post-Symposium "Dinner with the Speakers" event features a three-course menu with wine service and the opportunity to interact personally with these world-renowned speakers. Limited to just 30 participants, this intimate affair is sure to be a unique session filled with intelligent conversation based on the life of Sir Winston. Get to know those who have studied him and the history of World War II.

Following The Gen. Raymond E. Mason Jr. Distinguished Lecture on WWII Reception in The American Sector atrium, dinner guests will be granted special "after hours" access to the Museum’s Campaigns of Courage pavilion to explore our newest exhibit, Road to Berlin. For those who prefer to experience Beyond All Boundaries in the Solomon Victory Theater, the option to do is available for the 5:00 pm viewing.

5:00 – 6:30 pm: VIP tour of Road to Berlin or viewing of Beyond All Boundaries

6:30 – 8:30 pm: Dinner with the speakers

$100 members

$125 non-members

For more information, please call 504-528-1944 x 511 or email conferences@nationalww2museum.org.

 

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