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Truman's Legacy:  National Security, 1953-2003


The Truman Legacy Series
A forum and scholarly monograph series

June 13 & 14, 2003
Key West, FL


Hosted by

Harry S Truman Little White House, Key West
Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center, Florida Keys Community College

Conveners

Robert P. Watson, Florida Atlantic University & White House Studies
Michael Devine, Truman Presidential Museum & Library
Robert Wolz, Harry S Truman Little White House

Sponsors

Harry S. Truman Library Institute
Historic Tours of America
White House Studies
[Additional Sponsors TBA]


PRELIMINARY EVENT

JUNE 13

5:00 p.m. Meet at Harry S Truman Little White House
5:30 p.m. Tour of Fort Zachary Taylor
Mark Knapke (Park Manager)
7:00 p.m. Tour of Harry S Truman Little White House
Robert Wolz (Little White House)
7:30 p.m. Reception
Harry S Truman Little White House

 

PROGRAM

JUNE 14
Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center, Florida Keys Community College
Program $15 (free for FKCC Students)

9:00 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. Welcome
Robert P. Watson, Ph.D. (Florida Atlantic University & White House Studies)
9:35 a.m. Introduction of speaker
Michael Devine, Ph.D. (Truman Presidential Museum & Library
9:40 a.m. Opening remarks
Clifton Truman Daniel (President Truman's grandson)
10:00 a.m. Roundtable "Working for Truman"
George M. Elsey (former aide to Pres. Truman & President, American Red Cross)
Milton P. Kayle (former aide to Pres. Truman)
Ken Hechler (former aide to Pres. Truman & U.S. Congressman)
Moderator:  Michael Devine, Ph.D. (Truman Presidential Library)
11:30 a.m. Panel "Truman's National Security Legacy"
Meena Bose, Ph.D. (U.S. Military Academy)
John Davis, Ph.D. (National Defense University)
Tom Landsford, Ph.D. (University of Southern Mississippi)
Moderator:  Robert Wolz (Little White House)
1:30 p.m. Introduction of keynote speaker
Robert P. Watson, Ph.D. (Florida Atlantic University)
1:35 p.m. Keynote address
Gen. Brent Scowcroft (former National Security Advisor to Pres. George Bush)
2:30 p.m. Public Reception

 

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