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Event Series: JFK at AU

Events associated with the 50th anniversary of JFK's visit to American University in June 1963.

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APRIL 3, 2013

Wednesday
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AFTER APRIL 3

      • Sat 04/13/13
        2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
      • The Strength of Dialogue: In Honor of JFK's Commencement Address
      • Ward Circle Lecture Hall 1
      • On June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy addressed AU's graduating class with a speech that has been called "one of the great state papers of American History." Entitled "A Strategy of Peace," it acknowledged the role that stereotypes and misrepresentation played in the Cold War (see also: JFK's AU Speech: 50 Years Forward on Peace).

        Taking its cue from JFK's insights, the symposium will ...more

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        Host: Initiative for Russian Culture

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      • Thu 04/25/13
        3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
      • Dean's Discussion with Nobel Prize Laureate Thomas C. Schelling
      • Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building
      • As part of the series of AU events commemorating the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's "Strategy of Peace" address at American University's commencement in June 1963, Dean Goldgeier will host a Dean's Discussion with Dr. Thomas C. Schelling.

        Dr. Schelling is the recipient of the 2005 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for "having enhanced our understanding of conflict and ...more

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        Host: School of International Service

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      • Mon 04/29/13
        3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
      • Meet the Press at SIS: Is JFK’s 1963 ‘Strategy of Peace’ applicable to the Middle East today?
      • Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building
      • This year, American University is proud to mark the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's commencement address at our campus on June 10, 1963. Titled "A Strategy of Peace," the speech called for engagement with the Soviet Union to lessen the dangers of nuclear war and represents both a turning point in U.S. foreign policy and a groundbreaking example of political communication as a ...more

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        Host: School of International Service

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      • Wed 05/01/13
        7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      • JFK Remembered with NBC's Tom Brokaw and Journalist Nick Clooney
      • Off Campus Location
      • "JFK Remembered," a special program with NBC's Tom Brokaw and legendary journalist Nick Clooney will commemorate President Kennedy's famous speech, "A Strategy of Peace," delivered at American University 50 years ago this spring; and celebrate the opening of the Newseum's "JFK" exhibit.

        Clooney and Brokaw will share their memories of the Kennedy presidency in the program sponsored by American ...more

        Type: Panel Discussion
        Host: School of Communication

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