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Glassboro Summit Conference (1967)

The Glassboro Summit Conference was a 1967 summit meeting, held during the Cold War, between United States President Lyndon B. Johnson and Soviet Union Premier Aleksei Kosygin.

They met for three days, from June 23 to June 25, 1967, at Glassboro State College, later renamed Rowan University, in Glassboro, New Jersey in the United States. The location was chosen as a compromise. Kosygin, having agreed to address the United Nations in New York City, wanted to meet in New York. Johnson, wary of encountering protests against the Vietnam War, preferred to meet in Washington, D.C. They agreed on Glassboro because it was equidistant between the two cities.

The generally amicable atmosphere of the summit was referred to as the "Spirit of Glassboro", although the leaders failed to reach agreement on limiting anti-ballistic missile systems.

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