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John F Kennedy's Quest For Peace

Monday 15 July 2013,  6.30-8.00pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs; Chair: Professor Craig Calhoun

The start of John F Kennedy’s presidency was marked by blunders and near-disasters, from the Bay of Pigs invasion to the Cuban Missile Crisis. The Crisis was a turning point – Kennedy retreated from the nuclear precipice with renewed confidence, and with the determination to chart and achieve a pathway to peace. Sachs will discuss the lessons of Kennedy’s 1963 campaign for peace and a nuclear test ban treaty, including the strategies for leadership and problem-solving in complex and dangerous international situations.

This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required, only one ticket per person can be requested.  Tickets for this event will be available from 6pm, Monday 8th July. More information here.

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Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 80 countries.




Professor Craig Calhoun is the Director of the London School of Economics.



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