Odyssey: Kennedy and Nixon

This session will consider the lives of John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, two politicians who shared a generational outlook on the nation's problems and defined much of American politics in the period between 1950 and 1975. Kennedy launched the legislative drive that led to the Great Society, initiated the Vietnam War, and brought a sense of glamour to the American presidency. After taking a very unlikely path to the presidency, Nixon reoriented the nation's foreign policy and attempted bold experiments in domestic policy. Ultimately, his presidency and the politics of the postwar era became unraveled in the biggest political scandal of the 20th century. Prof. Berkowitz will illuminate the lives and careers of these two key presidents and explain why they mattered.

918.132.01 Homewood campus
Thursday, April 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 (one session)

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for more information.