Conference: “Clandestine Operations Against China During the Early Cold War” (Sept. 21, 2023)

Join the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, the Center for the Study of Asia, and the Kilachand Honors College for a conference titled

Clandestine Operations Against China during the Early Cold War

This conference will, in part, honor the service and sacrifice of CIA officer Richard “Dick” Fecteau, a Lynn, MA, native and Boston University alumnus.

The conference will be a hybrid event, combining in-person participation with remote webinar attendance. The half-day conference will be held in the first-floor common room of Boston University’s Kilachand Honors College (91 Bay State Road) on Thursday, September 21, 2023. The full conference agenda is below.

This conference is convened by Prof. John Woodward, in his capacity as a Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellow. Delta Phi Epsilon, the BU chapter of the International Business and Foreign Service society, is providing logistical and operational support for this conference.

Please register to attend HERE.

12:30-1:00 pm: Registration
1:00-1:10 pm: Welcome

Amb. Jorge Heine (BU Pardee School; Pardee Center Interim Director)

1:10-2:00 pm: “Setting the Stage: The Early Cold War”

Prof. June Grasso (BU College of General Studies)

2:00-2:50 pm: “Secret Missions Against China in the 1950s”

Prof. Thomas Christensen (Columbia University)

2:50-3:10 pm: Break
3:10-4:00 pm: “The Service and Sacrifice of Richard Fecteau”

Dr. Nicholas Dujmovic (Retired CIA Deputy Chief Historian)

4:00-4:50 pm: Panel of BU Alumni: “Working with Dick Fecteau”

Panel Chair: Jack Parker (Former BU Men’s Ice Hockey Coach)

4:50-5:00 pm: Concluding Remarks

Prof. John Woodward (BU Pardee School)