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The Winston Churchill Lecture Series with The Rt Hon. the Lord Soames of Fletching

Date & Time

May. 22, 2024
1:30pm – 2:30pm ET


Online Only


The Wilson Center has established “The Winston Churchill Lecture Series,” a high-level annual lecture series with the help of Baroness Catherine Ashton, which will launch in May 2024 with a public event featuring Lord Nicholas Soames. He is a grandson of former UK Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill and this year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Churchill. Lord Soames was also a Member of Parliament from 1983 to 2019. He was appointed a Life Peer and is a member of the International Relations and Defence Committee of the House of Lords. 

Serving during a critical part of UK and European history, Baroness Ashton brings both historical perspective and current foreign policy expertise. Blending the Wilson Center’s role as a forum for balanced discussion, while also offering critical historical perspective, this series is made up of an annual lecture featuring world leaders on foreign policy issues of historic importance.

This event is online only.

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Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program is focused on Europe’s capabilities, and how it engages on critical global issues.  We investigate European approaches to critical global issues. We examine Europe’s relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Our initiatives include “Ukraine in Europe” – an examination of what it will take to make Ukraine’s European future a reality.  But we also examine the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE, Europe’s energy security, transatlantic trade disputes, and challenges to democracy. The Global Europe Program’s staff, scholars-in-residence, and Global Fellows participate in seminars, policy study groups, and international conferences to provide analytical recommendations to policy makers and the media.  Read more