Nikita Khrushchev's Son to Speak at CCC

by Press Release-CCC | Sep 3, 2006
Nikita Khrushchev's Son to Speak at CCC A talk by Sergei Khrushchev, son of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, will cap Camden County College’s Fall 2006 free public lecture series “America and the Soviet Union in the Era of the Cold War.”

Throughout September and October, five distinguished scholars and writers will explore various facets of the Cold War and the impact that this hostile impasse had on the United States, the Soviet Union and the world at large. Among the speakers will be two Pulitzer Prize winners, and Khrushchev will deliver the final lecture in the series.

The talks will begin at 7pm on five Wednesdays. They will be given in the auditorium of the Danch CIM Center, which is located on CCC’s Blackwood Campus.

Scheduled are:

* Sept. 13: “Red and Unread: The Culture of the Cold War” with Steven Whitfield of Brandeis University. Whitfield will discuss the impact of the Cold War on American literature, art, film, television and the news media.

* Sept. 20: “The Politics of Fear: America at the Crossroads” with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Haynes Johnson of the University of Maryland. He will discuss how the exploitation of fear for political purposes worked during the Cold War and the McCarthy era and how it continues to affect American society today.

* Oct. 4: “Understanding the Cold War” with David Painter of Georgetown University. His discussion will explain how changes in the international system – specifically in the balance of power, the technology of warfare, the world economy and ideology – led to the Cold War and caused it to last so long.

* Oct. 18: “Khrushchev and the Cold War” with Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Taubman of Amherst College. His presentation will focus on the pivotal role played by Nikita Khrushchev during the era and how the Cuban Missile Crisis led to his downfall.

* Oct. 25: “Cuban Missile Crisis: The View from the Kremlin” with Sergei Khrushchev of Brown University. He will discuss the most dangerous event of the Cold War from the Soviet perspective, analyzing why it occurred, explaining how nuclear war was avoided and outlining the consequences for the Soviet Union.

Camden County College has been designated as an official New Jersey Professional Development Provider and an official Pennsylvania Department of Education Act 48 Professional Provider. As a result, state-certified teachers can earn three hours of approved professional development for each lecture that they attend.

For details, contact Professor John L. Pesda at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4432, or

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