Cabinet's Finest Hour: A Discussion with David Owen
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The National Churchill Library and Center welcomed David Owen (Lord Owen) for a discussion about the politics and problems surrounding Brexit as well as his new book, Cabinet's Finest Hour: The Hidden Agenda of May 1940. With keen insight, gained in part from having sat at the Cabinet table himself, Lord Owen examines in his book the tense Cabinet meetings that followed Winston Churchill's appointment as Prime Minister, as he and his colleagues debated whether to negotiate with Hitler. Lord Owen will also discuss the current state of Brexit, and its potential impact on U.S.--U.K. relations.
Lord Owen served as British Foreign Secretary from 1977-79 and was a co-founder of the Social Democratic Party. From 1992-95, he was an EU peace negotiator in the former Yugoslavia, and now sits in the House of Lords. A neurologist, he is also the author of In Sickness and in Power: Illness in Heads of Government, Military and Business Leaders since 1900.