Fireside Chat featuring Terry Lautz

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Thu, March 10, 2016 | 4:00 pm
Fireside Chat featuring Terry Lautz
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511

John Birch, China, and the Cold War

Terry Lautz will discuss his new book (Oxford, 2016), the first authoritative study of John Birch, who was a missionary and soldier in China during the Second World War. Thirteen years after his death in a dispute with Chinese Communist soldiers, he became the name-sake of the controversial right-wing John Birch Society. Lautz argues that the perceived martyrdom of John Birch is a misguided view, appropriated for a Cold War political cause.

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Terry Lautz is a Moynihan Research Fellow at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and former vice president of the Henry Luce Foundation. He is also a director of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, trustee and chair of the Harvard-Yenching Institute, member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously chaired the boards of the Lingnan Foundation and the Yale-China Association. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam, and holds MA and PhD degrees from Stanford University.

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