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    Cuban Missile Crisis, A 50th Anniversary Retrospective

    Historians, scholars, filmmakers and journalists gathered for a 50th anniversary retrospective on the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Topics ranged from the history of the incident, its…

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    Cuban Missile Crisis 50th Anniversary

    Graham Allison talked about the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis and the lessons learned from that could be applied to the current global environment. He responded to…

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    Russia and U.S. National Interests

    Panelists talked about a new Center for the National Interest report on Russia and U.S. national interests which found mutual distrust as one of the serious problems between the two…

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    Intelligence and the Cuban Missile Crisis

    October 1992 marked the 30th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. In 1992 the Central Intelligence Agency hosted its first-ever symposium on the crisis. Speaking at the event…

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    Women on War and Peace

    Officials from the Bush and Obama administrations talked about being a woman in the national security field. Michele Flournoy focused on the Obama administration’s Afghanistan…

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    Nuclear Disarmament

    Queen Noor of Jordan led a discussion on the issue of nuclear disarmament at the Kennedy Library. The Queen urged congressional passage of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START)…

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    Book Discussion on Saving Iraq: Rebuilding a Broken Nation

    Iraqi businessman Nemir Kirdar talked about his plan to rebuild the government, economy, and civil society of Iraq. Mr. Kirdar argues that Iraq can return to the peace and…

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    Mohamed El Baradei Remarks

    Mohamad El Baradei spoke about international politics and nuclear non-proliferation. Among the topics he addressed were nuclear development programs in developing countries, efforts by…

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    The Presidency in the Nuclear Age, Panel 4

    A panel discussion on how U.S. foreign policy and the presidency have been shaped by the development, use, and spread of nuclear weapons focused on efforts to halt the spread of nuclear…

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    The Presidency in the Nuclear Age, Panel 2

    A panel discussion on how U.S. foreign policy and the presidency have been shaped by the development, use, and spread of nuclear weapons focused on foreign policy decision-making during the…

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    Cuban Missile Crisis Anniversary

    Mr. Sorenson and Mr. Allison spoke about the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, the nature of the Cold War, and lessons learned after 45 years since the Cuban Missile…

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    Nuclear Terrorism

    Mr. Allison spoke about potential nuclear attacks by terrorist groups, and use of weapons of mass destruction by terrorist cells. He also responded to telephone calls and…

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    Stopping the Spread of Nuclear Weapons

    A panel discussion was held on stopping the spread of nuclear weapons. Topics included policy measures global powers could take to shore up the non-proliferation regime, incentives for…

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    The Ethics of Tolerance

    Mohammad Khatami, the former president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, spoke on “the ethics of tolerance in the age of violence.” Topics included the history of immigration to…

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    Facing Global Challenges Together

    His Royal Highness Prince Turki al-Faisal, Saudi ambassador to the U.S., talked briefly about President Kennedy and the history of U.S. relations with Yemen and Saudi Arabia. His main…

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    Nuclear Nonproliferation and Arms Control

    Mr. El Baradei, the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, spoke about nuclear defense technology, saying countries that possess nuclear programs should move away from their nuclear defenses…

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    Book Discussion on Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe

    Mr. Allison talked about his book Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe, published by Times Books. Professor Allison assessed the likelihood of weapons-grade…

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    Book Discussion on Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe

    Professor Allison talked by video link from Boston about the dangers of nuclear proliferation and access to nuclear weaponry by rogue states and terrorist organizations. He responded…

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    Lessons of War

    Robert McNamara, former Defense Secretary in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations (1961-68) discussed lessons he learned from his involvement in the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam…

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    U.S. - Russia Relations

    Foreign policy experts spoke about the state of relations between the U.S. and Russia. Among the topics they addressed were the policy recommendations on policy toward weapons of mass…

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