Education

Grove City Professor Lecture on Cuban Missile Crisis to Air on C-SPAN

GROVE CITY, Pa. — This Saturday, C-SPAN3 viewers will have a chance to virtually attend a lecture by Paul Kengor, professor of political science at Grove City College.

At 8 p.m. on Jan. 18, C-SPAN3 will air a lecture from Kengor’s class on the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Kengor is an expert on the Cold War and communism, and is featured on the cable news channel’s “Lectures in History” series, which provides viewers a front row seat in the classrooms of professors at the nation’s leading colleges and universities.

Kengor said he spends a couple of weeks on Cuba for his Comparative Politics course covering the entirety of the Fidel Castro era. He’s been studying the crisis for decades and incorporates his original research into his lecture.

“Probably nothing was more critical in that period from a U.S. and Cold War perspective than the Cuban Missile Crisis. It was a very dangerous period of 13 dramatic days in October 1962, when nuclear war was a frightening possibility,” Kengor said.

The lecture will be replayed at midnight Saturday and again at 6:50 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 19. Viewers can watch it later online here. It will also be available as a Lectures in History podcast available the next day on C-SPAN3’s website and other podcast apps.

Later this month, CSPAN3 will return to campus to record a lecture by Grove City College President Paul J. McNulty, who is teaching a course on the U.S. Constitution. McNulty is a former U.S. Deputy Attorney General and senior Congressional counsel.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.