Past Programs
Eisenhower in War and Peace
Jean Edward Smith, Richard Haass (moderator)
Tue, November 13th, 2012 | 6:30 pm
(Members $18)


Join us for a fresh, modern look at one of the most riveting figures of the twentieth century: Dwight D. Eisenhower. In this program, trace Ike’s path from his days as a young dreamer in small-town Kansas to a frustrated apprentice under Douglas MacArthur, through the Allied war councils of World War II and all the way to the White House.


Jean Edward Smith is a winner of the Francis Parkman Prize and a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He is currently a senior scholar at Columbia University and his latest book is Eisenhower in War and Peace. Richard Haass (moderator) is president of the Council on Foreign Relations and former director of policy planning for the Department of State.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Advance tickets may also be purchased on site at the New-York Historical Society admissions desk. Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.


When you pre-order your ticket for a public program, for an extra $10 you can enjoy a pre-program glass of wine at Caffè Storico and we will reserve a priority seat for you. Select the “package ticket” option online and stop by Caffè Storico prior to the event.

Note: Cannot be purchased at time of program; drink must be redeemed before program begins. A full bar selection is also available; beverages exceeding $10 will be charged the a la carte menu price difference at time of redemption. Availability is limited.

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