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Lowell Lecture

The Cuban Missile Crisis: Lessons for Today, Session 2

Date & Time

Oct. 22, 2022 at 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


John F. Kennedy Library
Columbia Point Boston, MA 02125
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Alexis Albion, Shane Harris, Tim Naftali, and Tom Nichols

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.

Curator for special projects at the International Spy Museum Alexis Albion, intelligence and national security reporter at The Washington Post Shane Harris, New York University professor of public service and of history Tim Naftali, and staff writer at The Atlantic Tom Nichols analyze the role of intelligence in the Crisis and in the present day in the conference’s second session.