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"It is not enough to take this weapon out of the hands of the soldiers. It must be put into the hands of those who will know how to strip its military casing and adapt it to the arts of peace. The United States knows that if the fearful trend of atomic military buildup can be reversed, this greatest of destructive forces can be developed into a great boon, for the benefit of all mankind."
    ~Dwight D. Eisenhower, December 8, 1953

Abilene, Kan. - The next monthly virtual Lunch & Learn program will be Thursday, October 28 at noon central time.

President Eisenhower’s 1953 “Atoms for Peace” address to the General Assembly of the United Nations was the genesis of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This talk will give an overview of the IAEA’s history, highlight connections with President Eisenhower and showcase treasures from the IAEA’s Archives.

Dr. Richard Lehane is the Unit Head, Archives Unit at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna (Austria). He was previously manager of the Digital Archives team at State Archives NSW (Australia). After completing a PhD in history, Lehane obtained his archival qualifications at the University of Liverpool before embarking on a career in the archives.

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Phone: 617-675-4444‬ (PIN: ‪990 652 692 1293‬#)
[Please join 10 minutes early so the program may begin on time.]

The 2021 Lunch & Learn series is made possible courtesy of the Eisenhower Foundation with generous support from the Jeffcoat Foundation.

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