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On the Brink of Nuclear Destruction:
50 Years After the Cuban Missile Crisis



On the Brink of Nuclear Destruction:
50 Years After the Cuban Missile Crisis

Thursday, October 18, 2012
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wilson Hall, Room 402
University of Virginia
**Register Online


Andrew Bell, Senior Historian for the U.Va. Center for Politics will moderate a distinguished panel of experts on the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Panelists include:

  • Sergei Khrushchev, son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev, he is a Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island,
  • David Robarge, Chief Historian for the CIA
  • Richard Reeves, author of President Kennedy: Profile of Power is a writer, syndicated columnist and lecturer at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles
  • Allen Lynch, Professor, Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics, University of Virginia
  • Timothy McKeown, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of North Carolina

The Center for Politics "Anniversary Series" commemorates the landmark political events of the 1960s with programs, symposia, television documentaries, public lectures, travel opportunities and teaching resources offered by the Center for Politics to a nationwide audience. In addition to public events and lectures, the Center for Politics will create new lesson plans and other teaching resources for distribution through its national network of teachers who participate in the Center for Politics’ Youth Leadership Initiative.

Advance online registration is required.

For questions or additional information please contact Glenn Crossman at
cfp-programs@virginia.edu or 434-243-3540.