Tuesday, September 18, 2012

50th Anniversary Cuban Missile Crisis Conference

Something that you folks might be interested in:

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Hope all is well. This email will provide a quick update to let you know about the 50th Anniversary Cuban Missile Crisis Conference that I am organizing on behalf of The Cold War Museum in conjunction with George Mason University. You can register online for this FREE conference at www.coldwar.org.

-Buddy Brown - overflew Cuba in U-2
-Dino Brugioni - Photographic Interpreter, briefed Kennedy on Cuban Missile Crisis photos, author of “Eyeball to Eyeball”
-Michael Dobbs - author of “One Minute to Midnight”
-Sergei Khrushchev - Premier Khrushchev's son, professor, author, lecturer.
-Martin J. Sherwin - University Professor, Department of History and Art History, George Mason University. Pulitzer Prize-winning Co-Author of, "American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer".
-Tad Riley - F8U-1P Crusaders Low Flight Pilot (VFP62)
-Svetlana Savranskaya (Nat. Security Archive) coming out with a new book on Russian documents on the CMC

Attached and below is information on the conference that I would like to request you share with your friends and colleagues that would have an interest in attending.

If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you for your help and support over the years.

Very truly yours,


Francis Gary Powers, Jr.
Founder and Chairman Emeritus
The Cold War Museum

PSA-For Immediate Release, Please
September 18, 2012


(FAIRFAX, VA, September, 2012)--The Cold War Museum in conjunction with the Department of History & Art History at George Mason University (GMU) will convene a distinguished panel of historians, authors, and first hand participants to discuss and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. This FREE half day program will be held Saturday October 27, 2012 in the Harris Theater on the main campus of GMU, 4400 University Drive in Fairfax, Virginia. Seating is limited. Pre registration required. Program starts at 10:00 a.m. Immediately following the conference there will be a book signing reception.

Sergei Khrushchev, son of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and author of "Nikita Khrushchev and the creation of a superpower" will provide the keynote address. Martin J. Sherwin, Pulitzer Prize winning author on Robert J. Oppenheimer and GMU History Professor, Michael Dobbs, Washington Post Reporter and author of “One Minute to Midnight,” and Svetlana Savranskaya, editor of “The Soviet Cuban Missile Crisis” and National Security Archive's Director for Russian Archives and Institutes will conduct a roundtable discussion following Khrushchev’s remarks.

U-2 pilot Colonel Buddy Brown (USAF, Ret) and F8U-1P Crusaders pilot Lt. Commander Tad Riley (USN, Ret) who overflew Cuban SA-2 missile sites during the crisis will discuss their mission objectives and recollections. Photographic interpreter, Dino Brugioni, author of “Eyeball to Eyeball”, who briefed President Kennedy on the photos taken over Cuba, will provide a dramatic first hand account of the behind the scene activities of the Kennedy administration during those tense thirteen days in October 1962.

Immediately following the conference, there will be a book signing and sale with Sergei Khrushchev (“Nikita Khrushchev and the Creation of a Superpower”), Dino Brugioni (“Eyeball to Eyeball”), Michael Dobbs (“One Minute to Midnight”), Ken Jack (co-author "Blue Moon over Cuba: Aerial Reconnaissance during the Cuban Missile Crisis"), Norman Polmar and John D. Gresham (“DEFCON 2: Standing on the Brink of Nuclear War During the Cuban Missile Crisis”), Svetlana Savranskaya (editor “The Soviet Cuban Missile Crisis”), Harvey Simon (“The Madman Theory”), andDavid Stokes ("Camelot’s Cousin").

Sponsors include David StokesSyneca Research Group, Inc., and Whit Williams. For more info on sponsorship opportunities, breakfast with the panelists, or to register to attend, visit www.coldwar.org/articles/60s/CubanMissileCrisis50thAnniversary.asp.


More information:

Francis Gary Powers, Jr.
Founder and Chairman Emeritus
The Cold War Museum

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