Cuban Missile Crisis
This is a photograph of a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Security Committee during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Participants include President John F. Kennedy, Dean Rusk, and Robert McNamara in the White House Cabinet Room. National Archives and Records Administration, 595950.

Cuban Missile Crisis

The 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. Not surprisingly, it is one of the most studied and well-documented events in modern U.S. history. In this seminar, we will use a selection of primary sources related to the crisis to address key questions and to examine the decisions and actions of U.S., Soviet, and Cuban officials.

This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings, and with the Discussion Leader facilitating the conversation, instead of lecturing or presenting. Registrants, therefore, are highly encouraged to read all the documents in advance and come ready with questions. Teachers will receive a Letter of Attendance at the conclusion of the seminar.


November 4, 2022 -
November 4, 2022
8:30 AM EDT
2:15 PM EDT
Homestead, PA
Allegheny Intermediate Unit – IU3
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Thomas & Mabel Guy Professor Honored Professor of American History and Government at Ashland University