John F. Kennedy at AUOn the morning of June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy arrived on the campus of American University set to deliver a commencement speech that would change the course of history. In 2013, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's achievement and the profound impact it had on AU and the wider world. "A Strategy of Peace" is remembered as one of the president's finest and one of the most inspiring commencement addresses ever delivered. Kennedy's words ring as true today as they did 50 years ago as we continue Building Peace for All Time. Visit for more information on the speech and events taking place at AU this Spring.