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10 August 2023

Prof. Mark White: Kennedy 60 years on 22nd November

Join Professor Mark White for his return to Keats Community Library, 10 Keats Grove NW3 2RR.

John F. Kennedy, Sixty Years On: Leader, Libertine, Icon

22nd November 2023 at 7.30pm (doors open (7pm)

The sixtieth anniversary of the assassination of John Kennedy is an apt moment to reconsider the life and presidency of one of the most fascinating leaders in modern history.  In this talk, Mark White will explore three key themes: firstly, his record in dealing with the major political challenges of his presidency; secondly, the controversial issue of his character and private life; and thirdly, his status as a cultural icon.  In doing so, he will present fresh arguments on JFK.   Mark White is Professor of History at the University of London, the author of nine books, and is currently writing a biography of Kennedy.


Tickets are held at £10 from the library (020 7431 1266) . On line bookings at or click here


Professor Mark White is the leading authority in the UK on John F. Kennedy, and is currently writing a biography of this iconic president which will provide readers with a bold new interpretation.

He is a  historian who specialises in modern American presidents but has also written on film and theatre.

Books include Missiles in Cuba (1997), Kenneth Branagh (2005 with Faber and Faber), and Against the President: Dissent and Decision-Making in the White House (2007) which was shortlisted for the Neustadt Prize for the best book by a British scholar on American history.

Mark holds a doctorate in US History and in 2008 was awarded a Chair in History at Queen Mary, University of London.

He is the Director of the London POTUS Group, which brings together academics, distinguished journalists, politicians and civil servants in a high-profile seminar series.

He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including grants from the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, and the Harry S. Truman Institute. He has published with the IndependentDaily Mail and BBC History Magazine, and was recently interviewed for a Netflix documentary on JFK. In addition, he has published 25 articles and given more than 60 presentations and public lectures.