Public Symposium on the Cold War: An Eyewitness Perspective
Press Release · Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Washington, DC

WHAT: A symposium on the Cold War featuring notable historians, journalists, and other eyewitnesses to Cold War history. The Cold War: An Eyewitness Perspective has been developed by the National Archives and Records Administration (including the Presidential Libraries and the Center for the National Archives Experience), and has received underwriting from the Foundation for the National Archives.

WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 2006, 9 a.m.– 6:30 p.m., with an evening reception.

WHERE: William G. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, Washington, DC.

WHO: Featured speakers include:

  • Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States;
  • Ambassador Harlan Cleveland, an executive of the Marshall Plan;
  • Timothy Naftali, Nixon Presidential Library director;
  • Sergei Khrushchev, son of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev;
  • Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower;
  • Ted Sorensen, speechwriter, adviser and legal counsel to President John F. Kennedy;
  • Francis Gary Powers, Jr., son of U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers;
  • Ralph Begleiter, former CNN correspondent;
  • Daniel Schorr, NPR’s senior news analyst.

The symposium is open to the public. Reservations are required (by October 13) and there is a $75 registration fee. For further information and to learn how to register, e-mail: Discounts are available. 

The National Archives is fully accessible. If you need to request an accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) for a public program please e-mail or call 202-357-5000 two weeks prior to the event to ensure proper arrangements are secured.

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