Wed November 15, 2017
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
"JFK, the Right President for Then and Now," with John White, professor of politics at Catholic University and leading expert on the Kennedy administration. (Tickets $10)
November 22nd marks the anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Hear a leading expert on Kennedy's presidency, John K. White of Catholic University, discuss Kennedy's bipartisan, results-oriented approach and the lessons Kennedy offers those who seek the nation's highest office. Elected on a promise that he would usher in a new era of leadership, Kennedy eschewed political ideologies and instead practiced what would come to be called "managerial politics," pragmatically focusing on producing the best outcomes for American society. It was an approach that enabled him to learn from his mistakes and grow exponentially as a leader, by, for example, applying hard lessons learned from the Bay of Pigs to the Cuban Missile Crisis. It also enabled him to appeal to both Democrats and Republicans in Congress to establish the Peace Corps and pass the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. It's an approach, Professor White will argue, that is needed in the White House today.