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.

A video recording of the full conference will be available soon.

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)