The Kennedy Presidency
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Ira Stoll, David Nasaw (moderator), David Greenberg
Wed, January 22nd, 2014 | 6:30 pm
(Members $18)


John F. Kennedy never made it through a full term in office, yet within his 34 months as president he led the country through some of the most pivotal and consequential events in modern history. Experts examine the trials and tribulations of the Kennedy years—both domestic and international—and explore why the specter of the 35th President remains ever-present in the American consciousness.


Ira Stoll is editor of and the author of JFK, Conservative and Samuel Adams: A Life. From 2002 to 2008 he was vice president and managing editor of the New York Sun. David Nasaw (moderator) is a professor of history at the CUNY Graduate Center and author of The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. KennedyDavid Greenberg is associate professor of History and of Journalism & Media Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Alan Brinkley is no longer able to participate in this discussion.


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