The Cuban Missile Crisis


In October 1962, the world was on the brink of destruction for thirteen days. Fear, threats, miscalculation, and recklessness brought the two major superpowers to the serious consideration of using nuclear bombs. Leadership and the urge to survive found a way out of the crisis. We will study the events of each day and the responses of each of the three sides of the crisis: Cuba, the United States, and the Soviet Union.


Required reading:  Michael Dobbs, One Minute to Midnight,  ISBN 978-1400078912.

About the Instructor

Niles Schore practiced poverty law for thirty-five years, mostly in Pennsylvania, where he was the founding attorney for the Elderly Law Project and a staff lawyer for a statewide health law project. In the Pennsylvania Senate, he was the Democratic Counsel and Executive Director for the Public Health & Welfare Committee. He spent seven years as senior management for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare where he developed, implemented, and monitored policies for poverty programs for nearly two million customers.


Niles Schore


9:30-11:30 a.m.
8-week course
Begins September 14, 2022
(10/5 class will meet 10/7)


On Zoom