Episode 7: The Challenges Ahead

November 3, 2022

Sixty years after the Cuban Missile Crisis, today’s world leaders can apply lessons learned to potential future nuclear crises. Former Obama Administration Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, Executive Director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University Alexandra Vacroux, and former Pulitzer-prize winning reporter and author Jonathan Kaufman discuss potential crises ahead and how the Cuban Missile Crisis’s legacy remains relevant.

View the transcript from this episode.

From the JFK Library

JFK Library Forum: The Cuban Missile Crisis: Lessons for Today - Session 1 and Session 2, October 22, 2022


Hosts and producers: Matt Porter and Jamie Richardson

Co-producer: Rick King

Supervisory Producer: Valerie Linson

Research Assistants: Sara Laroussi and Megan McKee

Independent Fact Checker: Ben Schafer

Thank you to The Miller Center at the University of Virginia for providing the White House tapes used in this series.

Thank you to JFK Library archives staff for assistance with researching and digitizing additional material.

Special thank you to Ambassador Caroline Kennedy for permission to use the audio from Jacqueline Kennedy’s 1964 oral history interview.

Podcast Art: Brian Kang

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