Institute Faculty

Churchill and America

NEH Summer Institute at Ashland University

Sunday, July 23 to Saturday, August 5, 2006

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 Institute Co-Directors

James W. MullerJames 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 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.”

Institute Faculty

  • Kirk Emmert, Professor of Political Science, Kenyon College. Emmert is author of Winston S. Churchill on Empire, has taught courses on Churchill and has frequently presented papers on Churchill at professional meetings. He has served on the Board of Academic Advisers to the Churchill Centre. He will lecture on Churchill’s view of civilizing empire, lead a discussion on the conduct of foreign policy by democratic governments, and lead the informal discussion one evening on an episode of The Wilderness Years.
  • Steven Hayward, F.K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Hayward is author of Churchill on Leadership and Greatness: Reagan, Churchill, and the Making of Extraordinary Leaders. He has extensive experience as a journalist and writer, having published dozens of articles in scholarly and popular journals. At the institute he will lecture on Churchill’s “iron curtain” speech, about which he has published, will lead a discussion about Churchill’s speeches in the postwar era, and will lead the informal discussion one evening of an episode of The Wilderness Years.
  • John E. Moser, Assistant Professor of History at Ashland University. Moser frequently teaches courses on foreign policy and the Second World War. He is author of Twisting the Lion’s Tail: American Anglophobia between the World Wars (1999) and editor of Presidents from Hoover through Truman, 1929-1953: Debating the Issues in Pro and Con Primary Documents (2002). He will lecture on American views of British foreign policy in the 1930s, give an evening talk on Churchill’s public image in America, and lead the informal discussion one evening on an episode of The Wilderness Years.
  • Allen Packwood, Director of the Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Together with the Library of Congress, Packwood was chief organizer of the recent American exhibit “Churchill and the Great Republic” at the Library of Congress. He is the world’s leading expert on Churchill documents and has often lectured at International Churchill Conferences and other Churchill-related events. He has superintended the digitizing of the Churchill Archives and has arranged for publication of many Churchill documents online, where they can be used by students, teachers, and researchers. His lecture to the institute, focusing on primary sources in facsimile on Churchill and America over many decades, will demonstrate to teachers how they can use original documents in their classes to teach methods of historical research and to bring texture and nuance to students’ appreciation of history. He will also give an evening talk on the foundation of Churchill College, the official British memorial to Sir Winston, and the Churchill Archives Centre, and will lead the informal discussion one evening of an episode of The Wilderness Years.
  • John Ramsden, Professor of History at Queen Mary College, University of London. Ramsden was Robertson Visiting Professor at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, where Churchill gave his “iron curtain” speech. Author of many books on British politics, Ramsden has also published a videotaped lecture series on Churchill. His latest book is Man of the Century: Winston Churchill and His Legend since 1945. As Vice Chairman of the Board of Academic Advisers to the Churchill Centre, he has organized Churchill-related events in Britain and has participated in many Churchill Centre panels, conferences, student seminars, and symposia. At the institute he will lecture on Churchill’s postwar reputation, will lead a discussion on Churchill’s wartime speeches, and will lead the informal discussion one evening of an episode of The Wilderness Years.
  • Robert Ludwig, teacher at Mapleton High School, Ashland, Ohio. Ludwig is in his 35th year at Mapleton High School where he has taught U.S. History, World History, American Government, Geography, American Law, and a special elective called Great Lives, during which he teaches about Winston Churchill. He is a member of the Churchill Centre, and he will serve as one of two Master Teachers in the institute.
  • Ben Trotter, teacher at Bexley High School, Bexley, Ohio. Trotter has over 20 years’ experience teaching Advanced Placement European History and World History and teaches pre-service teachers as a Field Professor at The Ohio State University. He will serve as one of two Master Teachers in the institute.

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