THE STATESMANSHIP OF WINSTON S. CHURCHILL
Wednesdays, February 1 – March 8 (six weeks)
4:15 – 5:15 pm
Winston Churchill was the greatest statesman of the 20th century. His words – he wrote millions of them – and deeds – he participated in the last cavalry charge on horseback and was in power when the first atomic bomb was used – offer timeless lessons about the virtues and capacities demanded of modern statesmanship. Churchill recorded the reasons for his public actions in speeches, essays and books, thus documenting his understanding of the realities of democratic leadership. We will discuss Churchill in war and in peace and his understanding of modern constitutional politics.
JEFFREY WALLIN has taught at Arkansas State University, the University of Dallas and the University of California, Santa Barbara. He headed up the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution at the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington DC, and then served as their Director of Public Programs. Dr. Wallin has published books and articles and lectured nationally and internationally on Churchill, liberal education, American political thought, and international security affairs. He has served as an advisor to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and as a member of the U.S. Delegation to UNESCO in Paris, and as president of the American Academy for Liberal Education.