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John F Kennedy’s Presidential Heritage

Publication date: Sep 19, 2013 2:26:30 PM

Start: Nov 4, 2013 9:30:00 AM
End: Nov 4, 2013 5:00:00 PM

Location: British Library, Conference Centre


One-Day Conference co-hosted by Kennedy Memorial Trust, British Library Eccles Centre for North American Studies, and UCL-Institute of the Americas Conference Centre, British Library, Euston Road


09.30      Registration

10.00     JFK's Complex Heritage for US Foreign Policy: Conflict and Detente 

                Matthew Jones (LSE) 'JFK, China, and nuclear weapons in Asia’

                Andrew Preston (Cambridge) 'Whose War Was It? JFK and Vietnam'

                John Dumbrell (Durham): 'The Action Intellectuals'

                Chair: TBA

12.00     Lunch

13.00      JFK's Domestic Legacy: Seeking to expand democracy and prosperity

                Nick Bryant (BBC) ‘Kennedy and Civil Rights'

                Iwan Morgan (UCL): 'Promoting Prosperity: JFK and the New Economics'

                Chair: Sylvia Ellis (Northumbria)

14.30     Tea

15.00     Camelot in Historical Memory: Images and Personalities

               Tony Badger (Cambridge) ‘Albert Gore’s Liberal Hopes and the Promise’

               Randall Woods (Arkansas and Oxford) ‘The Usurper: LBJ and JFK’

               Steve Gillon (Oklahoma and History Channel) ‘The Life of Kennedy's Death.’

               Chair Philip Davies (Eccles Centre. British Library)

17.00     Conference closes

Registration £15/£10.

Further details and registration forms can be found at the Eccles Centre webpages:  www.bl.uk/ecclescentre.  Pre-registration is essential. All further queries to be addressed to the Eccles Centre.

Conference co-organised by the Kennedy Memorial Trust, the Institute of the Americas at University College, London, and the David and Mary Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library, and hosted at the British Library Conference Centre, London on 4th November 2013.