Canada in the Age of Eisenhower

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In his accomplished study of US President Dwight Eisenhower, The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s, prominent US historian William Hitchcock argued that the era from the mid-1940s to the early 1960s was defined by three overarching themes: the Cold War and its implications for the national security state; the triumph of liberalism and a strong faith in government; and a redefinition of presidential leadership, at home and abroad.

This is an intriguing idea and is certainly worth exploring from other perspectives. One of those perspectives would obviously represent the Canadian experience.

The Bill Graham Centre, in conjunction with Lakehead University and the Royal Military College of Canada, invites you to join us in the Combination Room, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 21-22 May 2020 for a two-day symposium on the Canadian response to the anxieties, preoccupations, and ideas emanating from Eisenhower’s Washington and how they played out in Canada.

Intrigued? We hope so. Click on the links below for conference details:

Program Schedule

Speaker Biographies


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