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Kennedy adviser to speak on Cuban missile crisis, Oct. 10

Theodore Sorensen, an adviser to President Kennedy, will deliver a talk and participate in a panel discussion on "The Cuban Missile Crisis in Retrospect" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Sorensen, who served as Kennedy's special counsel, adviser and primary speechwriter, will present the keynote address at the event. He played an integral role in resolving the Cuban missile crisis and drafted Kennedy's correspondence with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.

Sorensen then will take part in the panel discussion, which also includes Sheldon Stern, a former historian at the John F. Kennedy Library and author of "Averting the Final Failure: John F. Kennedy and the Secret Cuban Missile Crisis Meetings," and Julian Zelizer, a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton who studies 20th-century American presidencies.

The discussion will be moderated by Stanley Katz, a lecturer with the rank of professor in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The event is sponsored by the Wilson School.

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