Panel discussion on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy-Khrushchev Vienna Summit (1961)
When: Wednesday June 22 | 7:30 pm
Where: Embassy of Austria | 3524 International Court NW | Washington, D.C. 20008
From left: Ambassador Christian Prosl, Professor Guenter Bischof, Professor Aviel Roshwald
2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the Vienna Summit of 1961 with presidents John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev. This single Cold War event deserves the attention of diplomatic historians as scholarship has progressed on both Kennedy and Khrushchev and their respective policies on Berlin, Cuba, and Laos/Vietnam. New sources have been opened on the Soviet side and new sources are still coming open on the American side (like Kennedy’s medical files).
The Chair for this panel discussion will be Austrian Ambassador Christian Prosl along with presenters Gűnter Bischof, University of New Orleans, Barbara Stelzl-Marx, Boltzmann Institut fűr Kriegsfolgen-Forschung, Graz, and Mark Kramer, Harvard University. The commentator for the evening will be Aviel Roshwald of Georgetown University.