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JFK, Pragmatism, and Peace

A Pauling "Year of Peace" Lecture

Thursday, October 10, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In our first "Pauling: A Year of Peace" event, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Linus Pauling's Nobel Peace Prize, historian Timothy Naftali, senior research fellow for the New America Foundation, will explore the Kennedy presidency and the dichotomy of working towards peace in a world poised on the brink of war.

Tim Naftali is an historian who studies leaders, power and international affairs. The author or co-author of four books, including "One Hell of a Gamble": Khrushchev, Castro and Kennedy, 1958-1964 and Blind Spot: The Secret History of American Counterterrorism, Naftali has an M.A. and a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University and an M.A. in International Studies from Johns Hopkins.

After teaching at the University of Hawaii, Yale and the University of Virginia, he joined the National Archives in 2006 to become the first director of the federal Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. The Nixon Library’s Watergate exhibit, for which Naftali was historian and curator, opened in March 2011. In November 2011, Naftali left the library to write a study of the Kennedy presidency for publication in 2013.   This lecture will draw on that work.

Memorial Union (campus map)
Room 208: La Raza
Robert Peckyno
robert.peckyno at oregonstate.edu
School of History, Philosophy, and Religion
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