"The Secret White House Cuban Missile Crisis: Getting it Right after Half a Century" - Sheldon Stern
Wednesday, March 12th at 5:00 in Mandel G03
On March 12th at 5:00pm, historian Sheldon Stern will give a talk titled, The Secret White House Cuban Missile Crisis: Getting it Right after Half a Century. Stern received a B.A. in history from the City University of New York and an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Harvard University. He taught at several colleges and universities before becoming Historian at the JFK Library and Museum in Boston (1977-2000). He was the first non-participant in the ExComm meetings and the first professional historian to hear all of the then classified Cuban missile crisis tapes. He is the author of many articles, as well as the books Averting ‘the final failure’: John F. Kennedy and the Secret Cuban Missile Crisis Meetings (2003), The Week the World Stood Still: Inside the Secret Cuban Missile Crisis (2005), and The Cuban Missile Crisis in American Memory: Myths vs. Reality (2012), in the Stanford University Press Nuclear Age Series.
"The Media: A Serviceman's View" - Major General Anthony Cucolo
Wednesday, April 2nd at 5:00 pm in Mandel G03
On April 2nd at 5:00 pm Major General Anthony Cucolo will give a talk titled, "The Media: A Serviceman's View" in Mandel G03 at 5:00 pm. Maj. General Cucolo is the 49th Commandant of the U.S. Army War College. Prior to his arrival at Carlisle Barracks, he spent ten months as the Director of Force Development for the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, at Headquarters, Department of the Army in the Pentagon. His office on the Army staff tied resources to requirements to develop equipment solutions for the entire Army, active, Guard and Reserve–from uniforms and rifles to attack helicopters and armored vehicles.
Maj. General Cucolo's most recent operational assignment was a 33 month tour as Commanding General, 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, from July 2008 to April 2011. During that time, he deployed the Division Headquarters to Iraq from October 2009 through November 2010, to command US Division North/Task Force Marne, responsible for all US forces operating in the seven Iraqi provinces north of Baghdad. Throughout their 13 months in Iraq, Task Force Marne conducted counterinsurgency and stability operations, implemented Arab–Kurd confidence building measures along that interior ethnic fault line, supported the Iraqi national election of 2010, and executed the significant drawdown of US forces in the summer of 2010, successfully ending Operation Iraqi Freedom and opening Operation New Dawn in northern Iraq. For more information on Maj. General Cucolo, please see his bio.
American Studies Conference 2014
Marking the 50th anniversary of the slaying of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, the American Studies Program at Brandeis University is hosting a conference on the theme “Blacks, Jews, and Social Justice in America," on June 10-12, 2014. For more information on how to participate and/or attend the conference, please see the conference website.
Image by Ben Shahn 1965. Courtesy of private collector, Omaha, NE, and George Krevsky Gallery