Apr 23, 2023

Lunch & Learn: Eisenhower and the Korean War Armistice

Posted Apr 23, 2023 6:54 PM


ABILENE - President Dwight Eisenhower's role in ending the Korean War will be the topic of the next Eisenhower Presidential Library Lunch & Learn.

The program is scheduled for noon Thursday and will be offered both in person and online. The in-person program will be in the library building indoor courtyard. Those attending are asked to arrive by 11:45 a.m. Thursday. A light box lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.

The program also is to be streamed live on YouTube.

The 2023 Lunch & Learn series is made possible courtesy of the Eisenhower Foundation with support from the Jeffcoat Memorial Foundation.

Guest speaker Edward Keefer is scheduled to discuss the Korean War armistice.

"Drawing upon the documentary record and recent scholarship, Keefer examines Eisenhower's role in ending the Korean War," the library noted in a news release.

About the speaker courtesy Eisenhower Presidential Library

Keefer received a Ph.D. in history from Michigan State University in 1974. For 34 years, he was an editor of the U.S. Department of State’s official documentary series, Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS). During that time, he edited or co-edited 25 Foreign Relations volumes including one on Korea, 1952-1954. He has written on Korea and the Korean War. After 2002, he was the General Editor of the FRUS series until his retirement in 2009. He is currently a historian in the U.S. Secretary of Defense’s Historical Office. In 2017, the Office of the Secretary of Defense published his book, Harold Brown: Offsetting the Soviet Military Challenge, 1977-1981. A second book, Caspar Weinberger and the Military Buildup, 1981-1985, is forthcoming. In 2022, the Society for History in the Federal Government awarded him the Roger R. Trask award for service to history of the federal government.

About the Eisenhower Presidential Library

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is one of 15 Presidential Libraries operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. Presidential libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. They preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire. Public programs and exhibits at the Eisenhower Presidential Library are made possible in part through the generous support of the Eisenhower Foundation. To learn more, visit eisenhowerlibrary.gov.