Buntzie Ellis Churchill

Trustee

With Middle East historian Bernard Lewis, Buntzie Ellis Churchill coauthored, in 2008, Islam: The Religion and the People and in 2012, Notes on a Century: Reflections of a Middle East Historian.

She led the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia as president from 1983 and 2006 and built a national reputation for the organization. The Council became one of the nation’s top ten public policy forums providing a prestigious platform for the discussion of national and international social, political and economic issues. Speakers have included George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher, Henry Kissinger and Bono, top journalists and business leaders such as Ted Turner and Jamie Dimon.

Mrs. Churchill moderated the Council’s daily radio show “WorldViews” on WFLN-FM for a decade, conducted educational trips to more than 75 countries and currently lectures on current topics to community organizations.

She has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, a trustee of Drexel University and a dozen other non-profits. She was awarded honorary doctorates from LaSalle University and Arcadia University and has received numerous awards for her civic contributions.

Mrs. Churchill was graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania in political science and international relations.