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Lowell Lecture

The Cuban Missile Crisis: Lessons for Today, Session 1

Date & Time

Oct. 22, 2022 at 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


John F. Kennedy Library
Columbia Point Boston, MA 02125
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Daniel Ellsberg, Tim Naftali, and Mary Sarotte

Presenting Organization

John F. Kennedy Library




Kennedy Library Forums (, 617-514-1643)

This special conference commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis will explore the Crisis and the lessons it still holds for us. Sessions will examine the historical context of the Crisis, as well as how lessons from the Crisis resonate with contemporary challenges.

Activist and author Daniel Ellsberg (virtual), New York University professor of public service and of history Tim Naftali, and Johns Hopkins professor of historical studies Mary Sarotte (virtual) discuss the history of the Crisis and crisis leadership in the conference’s first session.