Lord Watson - Churchill's Legacy: Two Speeches to Save the World

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The Lord Watson of Richmond CBE

"Churchill's Legacy - Two Speeches to save the World"

Thursday, October 12
6:30 p.m.
at the
ESU House
144 East 39th Street
New York City

Lord Watson's lecture is inspired by his newly published book, "Churchill's Legacy: Two Speeches to Save the World." He will describe how Winston Churchill wielded his influence in post-war politics to enable the restoration of Europe through two key speeches in 1946. Having first helped bring victory to the Allies in 1945, Churchill went on to preserve the freedom of the world by gaining the support of the United States in the restoration of Europe.

He will explain how Churchill's "iron curtain" announced the beginning of the Cold War and changed the way the Western world viewed communism. He will describe the resulting controversy and explain how these speeches were integral to the emergence of NATO and the Marshall plan, committing the U.S. to Europe's economic recovery and foreshadowing the EU today. Lord Watson will also show how these two speeches presented a new prospect of recovery and hope - both for Churchill as a political pioneer, and for the rest of the world.

Lord Watson has a lifelong involvement in communications as an award-winning BBC broadcaster for over 20 years presenting 'Panorama' on BBC1 and 'The Money Programme' on BBC2. On a daily basis he advises many major UK and internationally based companies on their communications strategies. Lord Watson is a committed internationalist and serves as the President of the British-German Association, Chairman of the Franco British Society, Vice-President of the English Speaking Union, and for six years Chairman of the Council of Commonwealth Societies. A former President of the Liberal Party, Lord Watson played a leading role in the merger between the British Liberal Party and the Social Democrats. He was appointed CBE in 1985 and raised to the peerage in 1999.

$10 for ESU National Patrons, $15 for ESU Members, $20 for Non-Members

ESU National Patrons are invited to enjoy a private champagne reception with Lord Watson in the Executive Director's office at 6 p.m.

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Two Speeches to Save the World

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If attending, please select the number of Tickets required:

Member Tickets @ $15 each
Non-Member Tickets @ $20 each
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