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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
FDR and the Jews
Abramson Family Recital Hall
Please join Distinguished University Professors Richard Breitman and Allan Lichtman as they discuss their new book, FDR and the Jews.
The event is free and open to the public.
Please join us for a book signing and dessert reception after the talk.
For more about the authors and book, please see
-- News article and video clips: Roosevelt Neither Villain nor Hero for the Jews
-- FDR and the …more
Host: CAS Dean's Office
"The Founders of Israel and Their Relevance Today: David Ben Gurion," Lecture by Anita Shapira
Butler Board Room
PLEASE NOTE: Location now changed to Butler Board Room
Dr. Anita Shapira will present, "Ben Gurion: Leadership and the Shaping of History" the second lecture in the series "The Founders of Israel and their Relevance Today" about David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first prime minister. Shapira is professor emerita of Tel Aviv University, senior fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute, and the founder …more
Brandenberg Lecture and Phi Alpha Theta Induction
The History Department's annual Brandenburg Lecture and Phi Alpha Theta induction.
The Shrouded Narrative
Kay Main Chapel
"The Shrouded Narrative will feature a list of eminent historians, authors, and investigators who have dedicated their lives to exploring explanations of world events that supplement, revise, or debunk commonly held beliefs about US Foreign Policy and the dynamics of global power. Some story lines are better known then others. Lectures will range in focus from the contemporary crises in Ukraine, …more