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Churchill and the United States

Black and white photograph of Churchill shaking hands with Roosevelt

16 Dec 2022

  • Start: 17:30
  • End: 19:00

Online Event

The second in two discussions looking at major countries that have played a pivotal role in Churchill’s life and legacy. This event, with Professor David B Woolner, Senior Fellow and Resident Historian of the Roosevelt Institute, will focus on Churchill’s lifelong interaction with his mother’s homeland and explore the realities of the special relationship.

This event will be online only. Free and open to all.

Colour photograph of David Woolner

David B Woolner

David B. Woolner is Professor of History, at Marist College; Senior Fellow and Resident Historian of the Roosevelt Institute, and Senior Fellow of the Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College. He is the author of The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace (Basic Books, 2017), and is editor/co-editor of five books, including Progressivism in America: Past Present and Future (Oxford University Press 2016), FDR’s World: War, Peace and Legacies (Palgrave, 2008), and FDR the Vatican, and the Roman Catholic Church in America (Palgrave, 2003).

His reviews and op-ed pieces have appeared in The Washington Post, The Nation, Huffington Post, The Irish Times and other publications. He served as historical advisor to the Ken Burns films The Roosevelts: An Intimate History and The US and the Holocaust and for numerous special exhibitions at the FDR Presidential Library and Museum. He is a member of the Scholarly Board of the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History; the Editorial Board of the International History Review; the Advisory Group to the Churchill Archives Project; and is advisor to the FDR Library’s Morgenthau Holocaust Collections Project. He is the editor of the Palgrave Macmillan series, “The World of the Roosevelts,” and has been a member of the faculty of the Bard Prison Initiative since 2011.