Lessons of History: Distinguished Lecture Series- Roosevelt & Churchill: The Friendship that Saved the World
Speaker: Lee Pollock
President Franklin Roosevelt (1882-1945) and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (1874-1965) were among the greatest leaders of the 20th century. Together, they directed a grand alliance which saved democracy and freedom during the world’s darkest hour, carried their nations to victory and laid the geopolitical foundation that defines much of the world we know today.
One was American, one British, and they shared a common language and heritage. But what was the real nature of their relationship? How were they similar – and different – in background, temperament and ideas? Was theirs a true friendship or just a partnership of allies? And what is their legacy for the leadership challenges of the 21st century?
The lecture examines the lives of these fascinating men, explaining how each overcame challenges and adversity to rise to political power, and illuminating their response to the threats menacing the world in the 1930s. It relates the dramatic story of how they developed a relationship unique in modern history and how that relationship defined and determined Allied strategy during the Second World War.
“Roosevelt and Churchill: The Friendship that Saved the World” insightfully shows how the interaction of these two men impacted their times and reshaped the course of history.
General Admission: $40
Students & Teachers: $15
Both prices include admission to a Meet the Speaker Reception with beverages and refreshments at Cape May Convention Hall.