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Kennedy Library Forums are a series of public affairs programs offered by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to foster public discussion on a diverse range of historical, political and cultural topics reflecting the legacy of President and Mrs. Kennedy's White House years. They are conducted as conversations rather than lectures.


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Chris Cassidy
Robert Curbeam

A Conversation with Astronaut Chris Cassidy

July 28, 2014 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Astronaut Chris Cassidy shares his firsthand experiences of living on the International Space Station. He has served on two space flights, spending a total of 181 days and 23 hours in space. Former astronaut Robert Curbeam, who set the record for most space walks during a single space flight, will introduce him.

Invisible Bridge
Rick Perlstein by KA Westphal

The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan

August 10, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

On the 40th anniversary of President Nixon's resignation, Rick Perlstein discusses his new book, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan.