The Cuban Missile Crisis: 50 Years Later

Saturday, October 27, 2012 10:00 AM to 2:15 PM
Harris Theater

The Department of History and Art History, in conjunction with the Cold War Museum, will convene a distinguished panel of historians, authors, and first hand participants to discuss and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis. This free half day program will include

  • a keynote address given by Sergei Khrushchev, son of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and author of Nikita Khrushchev and the Creation of a Superpower 
  • a roundtable discussion between Martin J. Sherwin, Pulitzer Prize winning author and George Mason Unversity History Professor, Michael Dobbs, Washington Post reporter and author of One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War, and Svetlana Savranskaya, editor of The Soviet Cuban Missile Crisis and the National Security Archive's director for Russian Archives and Institutes
  • accounts from U-2 pilot Colonel Buddy Brown (USAF, Ret.) and F8U-1P Crusader pilot Lt. Commander Tad Riley (USN, Ret.), who overflew Cuban SA-2 missile sites during the crisis, and from photographic interpreter Dino Brugioni, who briefed President Kennedy on the photos taken over Cuba

Admission is free and is open to the public, however, pre-registration is required. To register, please see the link on the upper right.

Hosted by The Department of History and Art History.

Sponsored by the Cold War Museum, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Provost's Office.