Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and the Vietnam War
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
William E. Leuchtenburg, Douglas Brinkley (moderator)
Sat, November 18th, 2017 |
9:30 am to 11:00 am
(Members $38)

PROGRAM CANCELLATION: This program has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Thank you very much for your interest in the New-York Historical Society and its public programs.


9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Program

Celebrated historians give an in-depth look at the leadership of American presidents during the height of the Vietnam War Era. In conjunction with The Vietnam War exhibition, join us for a discussion on how presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon responded to the turmoil of international conflict and the upheaval of protest movements at home. 

William E. Leuchtenburg is the author of The American President: From Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton. Douglas Brinkley (moderator) is a bestselling author and Presidential Historian for CNN. 

Program Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Fredrik Logevall is no longer available to participate in this program.


The New-York Historical Society will be presenting a screening of Red Dust on Friday, November 17, 7 pm, featuring opening remarks by Ron Simon and Dale Gregory. 


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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