John F Kennedy’s Presidential Heritage
Conference Centre, British Library, Euston Road
10.00 JFK's Complex Heritage for US Foreign Policy: Conflict and Detente
Matthew Jones (LSE) 'JFK, China, and nuclear weapons in Asia’
Andrew Preston (Cambridge) "Whose War Was It? JFK and Vietnam"
John Dumbrell (Durham): 'President Kennedy and the Action Intellectuals: The Best
and the Brightest?
13.00 JFK's Domestic Legacy: Seeking to expand democracy and prosperity
Nick Bryant (BBC) ‘Kennedy and Civil Rights'
Iwan Morgan (UCL): 'Promoting Prosperity: JFK and the New Economics'
Chair: Sylvia Ellis (Northumbria)
15.00 Camelot in Historical Memory: Images and Personalities
Tony Badger (Cambridge) ‘Albert Gore’s Liberal Hopes and the Kennedy Promise’
Randall Woods (Arkansas and Oxford) ‘The Usurper: LBJ and JFK’
Steve Gillon (Oklahoma and History Channel) ‘The Life of Kennedy's Death.’
Chair Philip Davies (Eccles Centre. British Library)
17.00 Conference closes
Conference co-organised by the Kennedy Memorial Trust, the Institute of the Americas at University College, London, and the David and Mary Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library, with the generous support of the Paul Mellon Professorial Fund, and hosted at the British Library Conference Centre, London.