JFK's Forgotten Crisis of October 1962: (No, not Cuba) India. A History Speaker Series talkExport this event to calendar

Friday, April 1, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Bruce Riedel, Director of The Intelligence Project and Senior Fellow with the Center for Middle East Policy at The Brookings Institution, will present the principal findings from his new book, JFK’s Forgotten Crisis: Tibet, the CIA, and the Sino-Indian War. He will share the gripping story of the conflict that, unlike the Cuban missile crisis (which happened simultaneously with the Sino-Indian War), has escaped history’s attention, yet still resonates today. Drawing on newly declassified documents, Riedel details the decisions made by the president to stem the tide of an all-out war, and explains how his forgotten crisis is still influencing the world more than a half-century later.

Bruce Riedel is a graduate of Brown and Harvard Universities, and a thirty-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency. He has served with distinction as an adviser to the last four U.S. presidents on U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East and South Asia, while serving in the National Security Council and the U.S. Department of Defense.

The talk is open to all; a light lunch will be provided.  We’d love to have an indication of numbers for catering. If you think you will attend, or have any questions, please send an e-mail to history@uwaterloo.ca or call the History Department at 519-888-4567 x35828.

But even if you haven’t RSVPed, you’re more than welcome to join us!

Interested in this event? Also check out Riedel's CIGI lecture Kingdom Come or Kingdom Gone? Saudi Arabia and the Future of the Middle East, Wednesday 30 March at 7:00pm.

Cost 
Free
Location 
AL - Arts Lecture Hall
211
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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