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story.lead_photo.caption America's National Churchill Museum, located at Westminster College, will co-host the 37th International Churchill Conference virtually today and Saturday. Registration to attend the event is free and open to the public. Photo by Helen Wilbers / Fulton Sun.

Former President George W. Bush, former British Prime Minister John Major, and more than two dozen other leading "Churchillians" from across the United States and Great Britain will address the 37th annual International Churchill Conference today and Saturday.

The two-day conference, hosted by America's National Churchill Museum in Fulton; the International Churchill Society in Cambridge, England; and the National Churchill Library and Center at The George Washington University in Washington D.C., will be entirely virtual this year. Members of the public may attend for free, though registration is required and may be completed at The conference will be held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Central on both days.

The theme of this year's conference is "Churchill in Adversity," according to Timothy Riley, the Sandra L. and Monroe E. Trout Director and Chief Curator of America's National Churchill Museum.

Riley said the speaker line-up includes ambassadors, military professionals, security experts, historians, artists, and noted authors and biographers of former British Prime Minister Sir Winston S. Churchill, as well as a number of Churchill's family members. Speakers each day include:


Allen Packwood, Director, Churchill Archives Centre

Laurence Geller, Chairman, International Churchill Society

Sir John Major, Former British Prime Minister

Lord Hague, Former British Foreign Secretary

Randolph Churchill, President, International Churchill Society and Churchill's Great-Grandson

Katherine Carter, Senior Collections and House Manager, Chartwell, National Trust

Paul Rafferty, artist and author of "Winston Churchill: Painting on the French Riviera"

Barry Phipps, Director of Studies in the History of Art, Churchill College

Edwina Sandys, artist, sculptor and granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill

President George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States

Jonathan Dimbleby, broadcaster and author

Lord Boateng, British Politician and Former Ambassador to South Africa

Rear Admiral Dr. Chris Parry, Senior Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute

Dr Karin von Hippel, Director General, Royal United Services Institute

Professor Andrew Roberts, historian and author of "Churchill: Walking with Destiny"


Justin Reash, Executive Director, International Churchill Society/U.S., and Program Director of the National Churchill Library & Center

Mitchell B. Reiss, academic, diplomat and business leader

Ambassador Robert O'Brien, United States National Security Advisor

Cita Stelzer, historian and author of "Working with Winston: The Unsung Women Behind Britain's Greatest Statesman"

Nonie Chapman, Former Assistant to the Churchill Family

Lady Williams, Former Personal Secretary to Sir Winston Churchill

Emma Soames, British editor and Winston Churchill's granddaughter

Derek Greenwell, Chairman of the UK Conference Committee

Scott Johnson, Trustee, International Churchill Society/UK

David Freeman, editor of "Finest Hour", International Churchill Society

Andy Smith, Executive Director, International Churchill Society UK

Timothy Riley, Sandra L. and Monroe E. Trout Director and Chief Curator America's National Churchill Museum

Professor David Reynolds, professor emeritus of International History, Cambridge University

Catherine Grace Katz, historian and author of The Daughters of Yalta

Celia Sandys, Writer, broadcaster and granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill

Lord Dobbs, British politician and author

For a detailed schedule, including times and descriptions for each talk, visit

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