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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.



Old Theatre, Old Building. The London School of Economics. Map.|