Churchill and the Great Republic


In cooperation with The Churchill Centre, Washington, D.C., the Library of Congress presented two symposia.:

  • February 19, 2004 - Churchill and the Three Presidents (Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, and Dwight D. Eisenhower) - view program for full-day symposium
  • June 1, 2004 - a half-day symposium explored new scholarship on Sir Winston Churchill.

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Churchill and the Three Presidents - FULL PROGRAM

Thursday, February 19, 2004
The Mumford Room, James Madison Building

Symposiarch: James W. Muller

James Muller is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, where he has taught since 1983, and Academic Chairman of The Churchill Centre. Educated at Harvard University, he served as a White House Fellow in 1983-84.


  • 9:00–9:15 a.m. - Welcome

    Prosser Gifford, Director of Scholarly Programs, Library of Congress
    William C. Ives, President, The Churchill Centre

  • 9:15–10:45 a.m. - Churchill and Roosevelt

    Piers Brendon: "Churchill, Roosevelt, and Empire"
    Piers Brendon served for six years as the Keeper of the Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, U.K., which holds the papers of Sir Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, and other eminent figures. Brendon is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge. He is currently writing a history of the British Empire.

    Warren Kimball: "Churchill and Roosevelt: Joined at the Hip, by History, or Historians?"
    Warren F. Kimball is the Robert Treat Professor of History at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey and, for 2002-2004, is the Mark Clark Visiting Distinguished Professor History at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.

  • 10:45–11:15 a.m. - Morning coffee

  • 11:15 a.m.–1:00 p.m. - Churchill and Truman

    Arnold A. Offner: "Churchill Without Tears: President Truman and the Ambivalence of Anglo-American Relations"
    Arnold A. Offner is the Cornelia F. Hugel Professor of History at Lafayette College and past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

    David Reynolds: "Churchill and Truman: The Struggle for History"
    David Reynolds is a Professor of International History at Cambridge University. He is completing a study of Churchill’s memoirs of the Second World War, to be published in 2005.

  • 1:00–2:30 p.m. - Luncheon break

  • 2:30–4:15 p.m. - Churchill and Eisenhower

    Klaus W. Larres: "Unequal Relations: Churchill and Eisenhower during the Cold War"
    Klaus W. Larres holds the Royal Holloway Chair in International Relations and Foreign Policy at the University of London. In 2002-03 he was the Henry A. Kissinger Professor in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress.

    John Ramsden: "Old and Dear Friends, Old and New Worlds"
    John Ramsden is Professor of Modern History at Queen Mary, University of London, where he has taught since 1972, and Director of the Graduate School in Humanities and Social Sciences. Ramsden is a member of The Churchill Centre Board of Academic Advisers, serving as vice chairman since 2003.

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