James W. Muller is Professor of Political Science at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, where he has taught since 1983, and Academic Chairman of the Churchill Centre in Washington, DC. Educated at Harvard, he served as a White House Fellow (1983-84) and won the Farrow Award for Excellence in Churchill Studies (1995). He is editor of The Revival of Constitutionalism (Nebraska, 1988), Churchill as Peacemaker (Cambridge, 1997), Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” Speech Fifty Years Later (Missouri, 1999), and the definitive edition of Winston S. Churchill, The River War: An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan, 2 vols. (St. Augustine’s Press, forthcoming). He is at work on a book on Churchill’s writings.
Listen to Dr. Muller’s lecture at the Ashbrook Center on “Education, Politics, and War in Churchill’s My Early Life.”
Justin D. Lyons is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ashland University. Lyons began his study of Churchill with his dissertation “Building the Temple of Peace: The Statesmanship of Winston Churchill.” He is the author of the article “The Temple and the Tower: Winston Churchill on the Political Language of Peace” in Perspectives on Political Science (Winter 2004), has a forthcoming article on Churchill’s rhetoric, and is working on a book-length study of Churchill as a political thinker. His editorial, “Remembering Winston Churchill: A Possession for All Time” appears on the Ashbrook website and has been reprinted in Finest Hour: Journal of the Churchill Centre and Societies (Summer 2005). Professor Lyons teaches an upper-level seminar on Churchill at Ashland University as well as leading a university summer trip to England entitled “The England of Shakespeare and Churchill.”
Listen to Dr. Lyons’ lecture at the Ashbrook Center on “Education, Politics, and War in Churchill’s My Early Life.”