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Published on Nov 15, 2012
On Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, The Cold War Museum, the Department of History and Art History, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences will recognize the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis with a discussion unlike any other. The half-day conference, "The Cuban Missile Crisis: 50 Years Later," will take place at Harris Theater on Mason's Fairfax campus, with check-in beginning at 9:30 a.m. The event will feature expert and firsthand accounts of this period in Cold War history, when the world seemed to be at the threshold of nuclear war.
The distinguished list of speakers includes:
Sergei Khrushchev, son of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and author of Nikita Khrushchev and the Creation of a Super Power
Martin J. Sherwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author on Robert Oppenheimer and history professor at George Mason University
Michael Dobbs, author of One Minute to Midnight and Washington Post reporter
Svetlana Savranskaya, author of The Soviet Cuban Missile Crisis and National Security Archives Director for Russian Archives and Institutes