Pardee Center Co-Hosts Conference Titled “Clandestine Operations Against China During the Early Cold War”

On September 21, 2023, 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 co-hosted a conference titled “Clandestine Operations Against China during the Early Cold War.” This conference was, in part, an effort to honor the service and sacrifice of CIA officer Richard “Dick” Fecteau, a Lynn, MA, native and Boston University alumnus.

The conference was 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, provided logistical and operational support.

The full conference schedule can be found below. A video recording of the conference is available on the Pardee Center’s YouTube channel. Read more about the conference on the Pardee School of Global Studies’ website.

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

Amb. Mark C. Storella (BU Pardee School)

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)