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John F Kennedy's Quest For Peace

LSE IDEAS public lecture


The start of John F Kennedy’s presidency was marked by blunders and near-disasters, from the Bay of Pigs invasion to the Cuban Missile Crisis. The Crisis was a turning point – Kennedy retreated from the nuclear precipice with renewed confidence, and with the determination to chart and achieve a pathway to peace. Sachs will discuss the lessons of Kennedy’s 1963 campaign for peace and a nuclear test ban treaty, including the strategies for leadership and problem-solving in complex and dangerous international situations.

Jeffrey D Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 80 countries. He has twice been named among Time magazine's 100 most influential world leaders. He was called by the New York Times, "probably the most important economist in the world," and by Time magazine "the world's best known economist." A recent survey by The Economist magazine ranked Professor Sachs as among the world's three most influential living economists of the past decade.

Professor Sachs serves as the director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and professor of health policy and management at Columbia University. He is special advisor to United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, having held the same position under former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan. He is co-founder and chief strategist of Millennium Promise Alliance, and is director of the Millennium Villages Project. He has authored three New York Times bestsellers in the past seven years: The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008), and The Price of Civilization (2011). His latest title is To Move The World: JFK’s Quest for Peace.

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Speaker(s):

Professor Craig Calhoun | talks
Professor Jeffrey D Sachs | talks

 

Date and Time:

15 July 2013 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Old Theatre
Old Building
London School of Economics and Political Science
London
WC2A 2AE


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Organised by:

London School of Economics & Political Science
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Tickets:

FREE

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This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required, only one ticket per person can be requested.

Members of the public, LSE staff, students and alumni can request one ticket via the online ticket request form which will be live on the event weblisting around 6pm on Monday 8 July until at least 12noon on Tuesday 9 July. If at 12noon we have received more requests than there are tickets available, the line will be closed, and tickets will be allocated on a random basis to those requests received. If we have received fewer requests than tickets available, the ticket line will stay open until all tickets have been allocated.

LSE students and staff are also able to collect one ticket per person from the New Academic Building SU shop, located on the Kingsway side of the building from 10.00am on Tuesday 9 July. These tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

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