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Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the most dangerous place on earth

LSE public lecture

Kempe explores the war of nerves between the young, untested President Kennedy and the bombastic Soviet leader, as they squared off over the future of a divided city - and the world came to the brink of disaster.

This event celebrates the publication of Kempe's new book 'Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khruschev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth'.

Frederick Kempe is president and CEO of the Atlantic Council and a former Berlin bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEBerlin


Frederick Kempe | talks
(Chair) Dr Piers Ludlow | talks


Date and Time:

26 June 2012 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street

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Organised by:

London School of Economics & Political Science
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