The famous British statesman Winston Churchill devoted himself throughout his long life to developing an international partnership — a “special relationship” — between Great Britain and the United States. To this end, he sought to cultivate personal ties with American leaders. This lecture explores Churchill’s complex relationship with American presidents from Theodore Roosevelt to Franklin Roosevelt, and shows how his attempts to bring about a closer understanding between the two countries mattered in shaping the history of an era fraught with great uncertainty and danger. John is the author or editor of books examining the outbreak of the First World War, military interventions in the developing world, naval rivalries and arms control between the two world wars, and a study about Winston Churchill’s views on British foreign policy and grand strategy. (By popular demand, this is his fourth appearance at the New York Historical Society under FPRI auspices!)
New York Historical Society
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John H. Maurer - Professor John H. Maurer is a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Program on National Security, sits on the Board of Editors for FPRI’s journal, Orbis, and serves as the Alfred Thayer Mahan Professor of Grand Strategy in the Strategy and Policy Department at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.