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JFK: From Foreign Policy to His View of America's Role in the World

Register for this Summer 2023 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website.
While his presidency was tragically cut short in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy had a profound vision for the world and America’s place in it that still reverberates in the twenty-first century. From his promise that the United States would one day put a man on the moon to dealing with the threat of nuclear war during the height of the Cold War, Kennedy not only faced a series of foreign policy challenges that would alter the course of history, but also challenged the American people to rise up to the occasion and embrace the role the United States found itself in at the beginning of his administration. Through the lens of the Cold War, this course explores a variety of topics, including the relationship between JFK and Nikita Khrushchev, the Space Race, Cuba under the reign of Fidel Castro, the construction of the Berlin Wall, Israel, decolonization and the emergence of new states comprising the Global South, and more. Summer 2023 tuition is $499.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • A new understanding of John F. Kennedy’s lasting legacy
  • Knowledge about Kennedy’s foreign policy and important decisions during his administration

Ideal for

  • History buffs
  • All members of the community—working, retired, and in between
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.