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Speaker(s): Frederick Kempe
Chair: Dr Piers Ludlow

Recorded on 26 June 2012 at Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Kempe explores the war of nerves between the young, untested President Kennedy and the bombastic Soviet leader, as they squared off over the future of a divided city - and the world came to the brink of disaster.

This event celebrates the publication of Kempe's new book Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khruschev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth.

Frederick Kempe is president and CEO of the Atlantic Council and a former Berlin bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal.

A number of the photos included in Frederick Kempe's presentation are published on his website, Berlin1961.com.

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