Remembering the 1938 Munich Agreement: The Legacy of Appeasement

Britain and France had to choose between war and dishonour. They chose dishonour. They will have war. (Winston Churchill to Neville Chamberlain in the House of Commons, 1938)

A week long series of events commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the infamous Munich Agreement and its implications for our times

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 7:30 pm: The Road to Munich:  An Historical Overview
Panelists: Prof. Jeffrey Blutinger (Cal State University Long Beach), Prof. Harry V. Jaffa (Chapman University School of Law), Prof. Randy Willoughby (University of San Diego) Moderator: Prof. Michael Bazyler (Chapman University School of Law)
Location: Chapman University School of Law, Orange County

Thursday, September 25, 2008 7:30 pm:
The Price of Peace: Are We Entering a New Period of Appeasement?
A discussion featuring  Robert Spencer (author) and Cliff May (President of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies).
Location: Ackerman Union, UCLA.

Friday, September 26, 2008 11:00 am: Press Conference
Featuring  former prime ministers  John Howard (Australia) and Petr Pithart (Czech Republic) and Czech survivors of World War II.
Location: Museum of Tolerance.

Sunday, September 28, 2008 12:30 – 2:30 pm: 
A Remembrance: Munich – The Legacy of Appeasement

Featuring the reflections and commentry of leaders from around the world.
Location: Grand Salon, InterContinental Hotel, Century City.

Sunday, September 28, 2008 2:30 pm:
Reception and award of the Winston S. Churchill Medal of Freedom to John Howard and the Tomáš Masaryk Award to Petr Pithart.
Garden Court, InterContinental Hotel, Century City.



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