July 12, 2012 “Foreign Affairs Focus On Nuclear Lessons: The Cuban Missile Crisis With Graham Allison”
Fifty years after the Cuban Missile Crisis, Gideon Rose talks to author and Belfer Center Director Graham Allison about the lessons that have been and can be learned from the diplomatic management of the historic confrontation. Can historical analysis yield a wise approach to modern nuclear challenges? How do today’s intellectual discourse and public debate on international affairs compare to decades past?
April 21, 2011 “JFK50 – His Finest Hour”
Graham Allison, Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School, recalls JFK’s actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Oct. 17, 2007 “JFK Jr. Forum – Cuban Missile Crisis Anniversary”
Theodore Sorenson and Graham Allison spoke about the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, the nature of the Cold War, and lessons learned after 45 years since the Cuban Missile Crisis. Following their remarks they answered questions from the audience. The program included video clips of President John Kennedy from October 22, 1962 and June 10, 1963 and of former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara from October 1, 2002.
October 22, 1987 “Symposium – 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis”
This roundtable is the culmination of a two day symposium sponsored by the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. The panelists were key actors, on both sides, in the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. After 25 years, and with new information coming to light, they re-evaluated the crisis.
January 1, 1998 “CNN Cold War S1E10 – Cuba, 1959-1962”
CNN’s Cold War – Season 1 Episode 10 (Ep. 10/24 total) “Cuba, 1959-1962” – First aired on January 1, 1998. In this episode: 1959-1962; Fidel Castro comes to power following the Cuban Revolution. Interviewees include Fidel Castro, Walter Cronkite, Pierre Salinger and Theodore Sorensen. The pre-credits scene has interviews of Fidel Castro, Robert McNamara, and Anatoly Dobrynin explaining how close they felt the world was to a nuclear holocaust.
September 2008 “Sergei Khrushchev on the Cuban Missile Crisis”
Sergei Khrushchev answers “What was the Cuban Missile Crisis like from the Soviet perspective?”
October 22, 1997 “Charlie Rose – A Conversation About the Kennedy Tapes”
A conversation with historian Ernest May of Harvard University & Philip Zelikow of the University of Virginia about their book The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis. The tapes reveal White House deliberations during the crisis.
February 17, 2003 “Presidential Tapes – Historical Record”
The participants talked about whether the presidential tapes shed light on crucial moments in U.S. history, such as the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War.
October 17, 2002 “40th Anniversary Of The Cuban Missile Crisis”
Robert McNamara and Theodore Sorenson spoke about the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Graham Allison moderated the discussion on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Crisis.
October 19, 2012 “Lessons from the Cuban Missile Crisis, Then and Now”
Graham Allison, R. Nicholas Burns, and Sergei Khrushchev spoke about the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Graham Allison moderated the discussion on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Crisis.