On the morning of June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy arrived on the campus of American University set to deliver a commencement speech that would change the course of history. From the podium emblazoned with the presidential seal, Kennedy put forth "A Strategy of Peace," a rallying cry for an end to the nuclear arms race with the Soviets and a beginning of a new era of peace with all nations.
- JFK’s Peace Corps at American University
- “No Problem of Human Destiny is Beyond Human Beings”
- Norman Cousins: A Peacemaker’s Role in JFK’s Historic Peace Speech
- Peace Talks (American Magazine)
- SIS Alumni Reflect on the 60th Anniversary of Kennedy's "Strategy of Peace" Address
- Reflections from the Class of 1963
- The Count: Hail to the Chief
- 60 Years of SIS History
CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) motion picture excerpt of President John F. Kennedy's address at the 1963 commencement ceremony for American University held at the John M. Reeves Athletic Center in Washington, D.C.