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Is the World More Dangerous 50 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis?

October 15, 2012 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Event Co-sponsors: 
Kennan Institute
Cold War International History Project
Latin American Program
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In October the world will observe the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the world came closest to nuclear war. In this Wilson Center National Conversation, panelists will discuss the Cuban Missile Crisis and the lessons that it holds in the context of the upcoming US presidential election. 

Location: 
6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
 
Event Speakers List: 
  • Jane Harman // Director, President and CEO
  • Michael Dobbs // Former Short-Term Scholar
    Former Washington Post reporter and author of One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War
  • Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • Timothy J Naftali // Research Grant
    Senior Research Fellow, New America Foundation and former Director, Richard Nixon Library
  • Tom Gjelten // Moderator
    Correspondent, National Public Radio
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