Churchill Weekend Scheduled for March 14-15

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

Nearly 75 years ago, Winston Churchill created a blueprint for national and international security in his “Sinews of Peace,” or “Iron Curtain,” speech in the Historic Gymnasium 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 the West to wage and win the Cold War.

But what of today? In an age when communication is nearly instantaneous, diffused and received with diminished discernment, how secure is the safety and welfare of those who value freedom and progress? The stakes are high as cyberattacks, disinformation campaigns and terrorism pose new and grave threats.

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

The weekend will culminate on Sunday, March 15, with the annual Enid and R. Crosby Kemper Lecture, which will be given by Vice Admiral (Retired, U.S. Navy) Michael T. Franken, who was the first commanding officer of the USS Winston S. Churchill.

To see the full schedule or to register for the “Dinner with Churchill” on Saturday, March 14, or the Churchill Fellows Brunch on Sunday, March 15, go to the Museum website here.

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Sarah Rummel Backer

Sarah Rummel Backer is the Director of Media Relations and Senior Writer at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. A proud Westminster graduate, Sarah has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and strategic communications in the areas of higher education, medicine, agriculture, and the private business sector.