Seeking the Truth in the Kennedy Assassination

Lecture Center for Global Humanities Lecture/Seminar Series

Jeremy Gunn in front of a book shelf

Jeremy Gunn

Associate Professor of International Relations, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco

Many explanations have been proposed for who killed President Kennedy during the fatal six seconds in Dallas. Both the U.S. government and private investigators have produced massive amounts of evidence in the form of witness interviews, photographs, and government reports. The theories based on this evidence contradictorily blame Lee Harvey Oswald (acting alone), the Mafia, right-wing Dallas oil executives, the CIA, Military Intelligence, the Military-Industrial Complex, the FBI, Castro, anti-Castro Cubans, and many others. Each of these cases is based, ultimately, on circumstantial evidence. How do we sort through the massive amounts of evidence that pertain to those six seconds that changed history?

Biography

Dr. T. Jeremy Gunn (who holds both a Ph.D. and a J.D. law degree) spent four years investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy for the U.S. government. He served as the Executive Director and General Counsel of the JFK Assassination Records Review Board (1994-1998), an agency of the Federal government, that was responsible for collecting and declassifying U.S. government records about the assassination. He had rare access to individuals and records associated with the assassination. He is the only person to have taken sworn depositions of the doctors who performed the Kennedy autopsy as well as the physicians who treated President Kennedy at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. He interviewed directors of Central Intelligence and other figures in the CIA, FBI, NSA, and military intelligence (including the person identified as “Mr. X” (Donald Sutherland) in the Oliver Stone film JFK. His Top Secret/SCI clearance gave him access to all of the sensitive records related to the assassination. The evidence collected included many surprises not previously known.

Reception

A reception will be held at 5pm at the UNE Art Gallery

Sponsors

Center for Global Humanities

Contact

cgh@une.edu

(207) 221-4335

CGH Lecture Series Jeremy Gunn
Nov222013
6:00 PM
WCHP Lecture Hall

Portland Campus

Free and open to the public