Past Event

Daniel Sharp: Eisenhower's Legacy - Country over Party

Tue, Feb 28 2012 - 6:00pm

Eisenhower's Legacy: Country over Party

Daniel Sharp, CEO, The Eisenhower Foundation

Though the United States faces difficult economic and foreign policy issues right now, during the 1950s far starker fears were faced, with the onset of the nuclear age, a hostile and powerful communist bloc, a still economically devastated Europe, and a population boom worldwide that looked like it would outrun our resources. President Eisenhower, supported by the goodwill he had generated at home and abroad during World War II, forged ahead with bipartisan and principled leadership to launch the Interstate highway system, end the Korean War, defuse the Suez crisis, and keep the lid on the simmering Cold War. Hear how that legacy could be applied to today's issues.

MLF: Humanities/ International Relations
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $20 standard, $8 members, $7 student (with valid ID)
Program organizer: George Hammond