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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
Dino Brugioni, renowned photographic interpreter, former adviser to President Kennedy, and author of Eyeball to Eyeball
Col. Buddy Brown, U.S. Air Force retiree and U-2 pilot with firsthand accounts of high-altitude reconnaissance over Cuba
Lt. Cmdr. Tad Riley, U.S. Navy retiree and F8U-1P Crusader pilot with firsthand accounts of low-altitude reconnaissance over Cuba
Martin J. Sherwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author on Robert Oppenheimer and history professor at George Mason University