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On Wednesday, November 14th, the Boston University Alumni Network of Washington, D.C. and the BU Washington Center hosted a talk and book signing event featuring acclaimed presidential historian, and retired BU Professor, Robert Dallek. The event showcased Dallek’s newest work entitled Camelot’s Court. Marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK, the book illuminates a president deeply determined to surround himself with the best and the brightest, who often found himself disappointed with their recommendations. The result, Camelot’s Court: Inside the Kennedy White House, is a striking portrait of a leader whose wise resistance to pressure and adherence to principle offers a cautionary tale for our own time. There were 65 attendees in total with about 40 alumni from the Washington, D.C. program.

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