JFK and the Vietnam War
Join us for a discussion with LSE Professor Matthew Jones, Head of the Department of International History.
Thursday, April 11th, 2019
The Churchill Tavern
45 E 28th Street (b/n Madison & Park Avenues)
(Garden Room on the second floor.)
Free to attend, cash bar.
(Anyone registering guests must submit their names... a form will appear after placing the RSVP.)
About the Discussion
One of the lingering 'what ifs' of 20th Century American history is to speculate what might have happened if John F. Kennedy had survived the events of 22 November 1963, and instead had seen out his first term as president, and been re-elected in 1964. This talk will look at the features of Kennedy's Vietnam policies and examine whether if he had lived he might have avoided the quagmire of America's longest war.
About Professor Matthew Jones
Professor Jones studied for his undergraduate degree at the University of Sussex, and went on to St Antony’s College, Oxford, where he gained his DPhil in Modern History. He was appointed to a Lectureship in the History Department at Royal Holloway, University of London in 1994, and subsequently promoted to Reader in International History before moving to the University of Nottingham in 2004 where he was Professor of Modern History. In 2008, Professor Jones was appointed by the Prime Minister to become the Cabinet Office official historian of the UK strategic nuclear deterrent and the Chevaline programme. He joined LSE in September 2013 as Professor of International History.
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