Dr. Laura Beers and Dr. William Hitchcock will open the fall programming of the National Churchill Leadership Center (NCLC) with this discussion of the 80th anniversary of the signing of the Atlantic Charter.
PLEASE NOTE: This is an IN-PERSON event at the National Churchill Leadership Center at the George Washington University. For those attending in person, masks are required. This event will also be live-streamed via Zoom.
Dr. Laura Beers is Professor of History at American University. Professor Beers's research focuses on modern Britain. She is particularly interested in the ways in which politics both influences and is shaped by cultural and social life, and in the role of the mass media in modern society. Her most recent book, Red Ellen: The Life of Ellen Wilkinson, Socialist, Feminist, Internationalist, a history of Britain's second female cabinet minister, was awarded the 2017 Stansky award for best book published in the field of modern British history. She is the Executive Director of the North American Conference of British Studies.
William I. Hitchcock is the William W. Corcoran Professor of History at the University of Virginia. His work and teaching focus on the global history of the 20th Century, in particular the era of the two world wars and the Cold War. His book, The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe (Free Press, 2008) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, a winner of the George Louis Beer Prize, and a Financial Times bestseller in the UK. His most recent book is The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2018), which was a New York Times bestseller. He is now writing "FDR and the Dictators: Fascism, Democracy and the Awakening of America," which explores reactions in the United States to the rise of fascism in Europe from the 1920s to 1941.