SHU to Host Panel Discussions on the Assassination of JFK

John F. Kennedy

News Story: November 18, 2013

The Department of Government and Politics will host special panel discussions commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy. These talks on the various areas of impact of the Kennedy presidency will take place on Friday, November 22, from 10 a.m. to noon in University Commons. Each panelist will speak on how their area of expertise connects to historical moments of the Kennedy presidency including the Vietnam War, Civil Rights, JFK as the first Catholic president, education, competing theories regarding the assassination and personal reflections. Thomas Curran, professor of history, who teaches a course on the Vietnam War, will serve as a reactor to the controversial documentary.

The panel will feature several SHU faculty members with expertise on the Kennedy presidency. They are Gary Rose, professor and chair, Department of Government and Politics; Thomas Curran, professor of history; Julie Mujic, assistant professor of nineteenth-century American history; Brian Stiltner, professor and chair of the Department of Religious Studies and Theology; Jim Carl, dean, Isabelle Farrington College of Education; Patrick Morris, assistant professor, Department of Criminal Justice; Charlotte Gradie, professor of history.

These panel discussions are free and open to the public.