Round-table discussion of contemporary relations between Russia and the US between students from American University (Washington, DC) and MGIMO University (Moscow) moderated by Matthew Rojansky (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) and Anton Fedyashin (American University). The roundtable will precede the symposium dedicated to the Kennedy address and one student will present the ...more
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