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  • Cuban Missile Crisis A 50th Anniversary Retrospective
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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 impact…

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  • After Words with David Coleman
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    After Words with David Coleman

    David Coleman, author of The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis: The Secret White House Tapes, discussed using White House tapes and extensive research to…

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  • Cuban Missile Crisis
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    Cuban Missile Crisis

    In this class of his course on the history of the nuclear arms race, Professor James Hershberg lectured on the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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  • President Nixon and the Paris Peace Accords
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    President Nixon and the Paris Peace Accords

    Critics of the Vietnam War have argued that President Richard Nixon unnecessarily prolonged the conflict while others countered that he acted correctly. Panelists discussed new perspectives on the…

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  • End of WWII Historians Panel
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    End of WWII Historians Panel

    The second panel for “War’s End: Eyewitness to History,” a symposium commemorating the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, focused on a historical perspective of the events surrounding the end of the war.…

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  • History of Nuclear Weapons Policy
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    History of Nuclear Weapons Policy

    Panelists spoke about the history of nuclear weapons policy and past diplomatic efforts to limit or reduce nuclear stockpiles. The spoke about U.S. nuclear weapons programs from the end of World War II, the arms…

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  • The Allies and the Atomic Bomb
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    The Allies and the Atomic Bomb

    Mr. Bird spoke first about the upcoming biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, which he co-authored. Mr. Brown spoke about his biography of Sir James Chadwick, entitled The Neutron and the Bomb. He also…

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