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Churchill Fellows Weekend 2024

March 22 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

$95 – $125

Churchill Fellows Weekend 2024

Join us on Mar 22-23 for Churchill Fellows Weekend 2024 when Admiral James Stavridis will deliver the Enid and R. Crosby Kemper Lecture.

About this event

In 1946, Winston Churchill created a blueprint for national and international security in his “The Sinews of Peace” or ‘iron curtain’ speech at Westminster College. The foundations of U.S. national security policies and institutions, as well as diplomatic norms, were informed and inspired by Churchill’s words—words that helped to wage and win the Cold War.

But what of today?

In an age when communication is instantaneous, diffused, and received with diminished discernment, how secure is the safety and well-being of those who value freedom and democracy? The stakes are high as disinformation campaigns, cyberattacks, terrorism, and armed conflict in Ukraine and Gaza pose new and grave threats.

The Association of Churchill Fellows at Westminster College invites you to join us at America’s National Churchill Musuem in Fulton, Missouri, as Fellows, veterans, and other distinguished experts examine the military, legal, and economic challenges of security in today’s complex world.

A block of rooms with a special, discounted rate has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express in nearby Kingdom City, Missouri, please call 573-310-6020 and mention “Churchill Fellows Weekend” to reserve a room.


*Event will be held in Westminster College’s Historic Gymnasium, where Winston Churchill delivered his “The Sinews of Peace” address on March 5, 1946.

Enid and R. Crosby Kemper Lecturer: Admiral James Stavridis (USN, Ret.)

Partner and Vice Chair, Global Affairs of The Carlyle Group and Chair of the Board of Trustees, the Rockefeller Foundation

Admiral James Stavridis is Partner and Vice Chair, Global Affairs of The Carlyle Group and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Rockefeller Foundation, following five years as the 12th Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. A retired 4-star officer in the U.S. Navy, he led the NATO Alliance in global operations from 2009 to 2013 as Supreme Allied Commander with responsibility for Afghanistan, Libya, the Balkans, Syria, counter piracy, and cyber security. He also served as Commander of U.S. Southern Command, with responsibility for all military operations in Latin America from 2006-2009. He earned more than 50 medals, including 28 from foreign nations in his 37-year military career.

Earlier in his military career he commanded the top ship in the Atlantic Fleet, winning the Battenberg Cup, as well as a squadron of destroyers and a carrier strike group – all in combat. In 2016, he was vetted for Vice President by Hillary Clinton and subsequently invited to Trump Tower to discuss a cabinet position in the Trump Administration.

Admiral Stavridis earned a PhD in international relations and has published twelve books and hundreds of articles in leading journals around the world, including the recent novel “2034: A Novel of the Next World War,” which was a New York Times bestseller and “To Risk It All: Nine Conflicts and The Crucible of Decision.” His 2012 TED talk on global security has close to one million views. Admiral Stavridis is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist and Chief International Security Analyst for NBC News.

2024 Churchill Fellows

The Association of Churchill Fellows is an honorary society recognizing leaders in industry, commerce, statecraft, and in the arts and sciences. It is among the key organizations that support America’s National Churchill Museum, the only museum in North America that commemorates the life and times of former British Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill and his legacy of leadership.

Note for Westminster College’s Students, Faculty and Staff

Tickets to the Enid and R. Crosby Lecture by Admiral Stavridis will be free for Westminster College for Students, Faculty and Staff and can be reserved by contacting America’s National Churchill Museum at 573.592.5369 or Museum@churchillmemorial.org


Westminster College Historic Gymnasium, Fulton, MO, USA
Westminster College Historic Gymnasium
Fulton, MO, USA, MT 65251 United States
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