7 Events

U.S. President John F. Kennedy is greeted by an enthusiastic crowd of children and nuns from the Convent of Mercy, as he arrives from Dublin by helicopter at Galway's sports ground, Ireland, June 29, 1963. (AP Photo)

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Seminar - Open to the Public

JFK: A Vision for America

Sun., May 14, 2017 | 6:00pm

The First Parish in Cambridge

Samantha Power and Ron Suskind join the editors of the book JFK: A Vision for America Stephen Kennedy Smith and Douglas Brinkley for a panel discussion on the  moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winning Historian Fredrik Logevall.


Donald Trump and Xi Jinping

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Luis Hidalgo

JFK Jr Forum - Open to the Public

Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?

Wed., Mar. 22, 2017 | 6:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

Is China serious about replacing the U.S. as the dominant power in Asia in the foreseeable future? Could Americans accept becoming No. 2? How will Trump’s vow to “Make America Great Again” impact this epic rivalry? Could a trade conflict or accidental collision in the South China Sea cascade into war? Is war between Washington and Beijing inevitable?

To answer these provocative questions, please join Graham AllisonNiall Ferguson, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, and S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations Arne Westad for a JFK Jr. Forum at 6:00 pm on March 22nd. This event is open to the public.