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.
Location: Garden Court, InterContinental Hotel, Century City.