Why the JFK Commencement Speech at AU Lives 50 Years Later
Panel discussion of JFK’s famous AU Peace Speech moderated by Chris Matthews, author, "Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero"; former White House speechwriter; and News Anchor and Commentator, MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews". Master of Ceremonies - Prof Leonard Steinhorn, Professor of Public Communication and former political speechwriter.
Marvin Kalb - covered JFK’s speech at American University as a former chief diplomatic correspondent for CBS News
Adam Frankel - former senior Obama White House speechwriter, and worked with Ted Sorensen on Sorensen's autobiography, "Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History."
SOC Prof. Robert Lehrman - SOC professor and former White House chief speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore
Winners of What Would a JFK Say Now? Speech-Writing Competition will be announced at this event.
Light refreshments at 6:30 pm
Free & Open to all students, faculty, AU community, and alumni
- School of Communication
- Kim Husted