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Dr. Paul Beresford-Hill Named New Chairman of The English-Speaking Union of the United States

Dr. Paul Beresford-Hill MBE was elected Chairman of The English-Speaking Union of the United States unanimously at a meeting of its Board of Directors on September 27, 2015.  His two-year term of office began immediately.  Dr. Beresford-Hill was selected to lead the English-Speaking Union of the United States for his global experience as a scholar, educator, administrator and author.

Paul Beresford-Hill is a distinguished educator who has worked at the secondary and tertiary educational systems of the US and the UK.  A graduate of both Oxford University and Columbia, he has been a Research Associate at the Oxford Department of Educational Studies, Senior Member of Wadham College, Oxford, and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University Teacher's College.  He has worked in the USA, the UK and Asia, and was Chief Administrator for Global Learning at Dowling College in Long Island.  From 1999 to 2004 he was Director of Bangkok Patana School, the British International School in Thailand, one of the largest international schools in Asia. 


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2014 Christmas Party


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May 4th Queen's Tea Party


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Dr. Hollifield presentation on Margaret Thatcher

The ESU Dallas Branch held a fascinating lecture by Dr. James Hollifield, Distinguished Professor at SMU, and the Director of the Tower Center for Political Studies. Dr. Hollifield spoke on The Baroness Margaret Thatcher, longest-serving British Prime Minister of the twentieth century—her politics and leadership style. It was an enjoyable evening at the Lakewood Country Club on September 19th.


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