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… read more

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 Kennedy administrations. Topics included the Cuban missile crisis and the first nuclear test ban treaty. After their discussion there was only time for one of the questions submitted from the audience. Tim Naftali moderated.

The program opened with a documentary film on the Cuban missile crisis which included remarks by President Kennedy. Other video clips from the Kennedy Library were shown. Also shown was President Johnson speaking at the signing of a nuclear non-proliferation treaty on July 1, 1968.

Graham Allison is the co-author of Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis (Longman; 2 edition, January 29, 1999).

“The Cuban Missile Crisis and the First Nuclear Test Ban Treaty” was the second panel of “The Presidency and the Nuclear Age,” a one-day conference sponsored by the nation’s 13 presidential libraries held by the Kennedy Library on October 12, 2009. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Graham T. Allison Director Harvard University->Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
  • Carl Kaysen Deputy Special Assistant (Former) White House->National Security
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289408-2
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Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Oct 25, 2009
Last Aired:
Dec 30, 2009

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  • Oct 25, 2009 | 12:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 25, 2009 | 6:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 26, 2009 | 12:44am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 26, 2009 | 6:44am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 28, 2009 | 10:01am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 30, 2009 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 30, 2009 | 11:33pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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