November Events at Carter Library
The CIA & Camp David Accords, Amsterdam, Dallas 1963
Atlanta, GA.- November is a great time to visit the Carter Presidential Library & Museum. We have a number of events planned. Here’s a quick list.
Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 9am (Carter Center Day Chapel)… The Role of Intelligence in the Camp David Accords
Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7pm (Carter Museum Theater) Robert Shorto, author of “Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City”
Monday, Nov. 18 at 7pm (Carter Center Day Chapel) Bill Minutaglio, author of the book “Dallas 1963”
The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum and the Central Intelligence Agency will host a special symposium on President Carter and the role of intelligence in the Camp David Accords on Wednesday, November 13th from 9:00 am until 11:45am at the Carter Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.
President Jimmy Carter will give the keynote address on the role of intelligence in preparing for the 1978 meeting between Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin at Camp David. The Camp David Accords were the result of 14 months of diplomatic efforts by Egypt, Israel, and the United States that began after Jimmy Carter became President.
Other participants in the symposium include William Quandt (former staff member of the National Security Council), Matthew Penney (CIA Historian), Jerold Post (founding director of the CIA's Center for the Analysis of Personality and Political Behavior) Martha Neff Kessler (former CIA analyst on the Middle east and South Asia) and Adam Howard (general editor, Foreign Relations of the United States Series, Department of State). CNN's Jonathan Mann will moderate the symposium.
Wednesday evening (Nov. 13 at 7pm), the Carter Library and the Georgia Center for the Book present Russell Shorto, the bestselling author ofDescartes Bones and The Island at the Center of the World. His new book Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City is an ever-surprising, intellectually engaging story of Amsterdam from the building of its first canals in the 1300’s, through its brutal struggle for independence, its golden age as a vast empire, to its complex present in which its cherished ideals of liberalism are under siege.
On Monday November 18th at 7pm, the Carter Library and the Georgia Center for the Book present Bill Minutaglio, author of the book Dallas 1963. Author and historian David Brinkley says "Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis's DALLAS 1963 is a brilliantly written, haunting eulogy to John F. Kennedy. By exposing the hatred aimed at our 35th president, the authors demonstrates that America--not just Lee Harvey Oswald--was ultimately responsible for his death. Every page is an eye opener. Highly recommended.”
All of these events are free and open to the public.
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