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Chas Freeman – A New Era in US-China Relations: Malicious Coexistence Amidst a Phony Peace?

November 14, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Chas Freeman Fall 2018 CICC Poster

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Speaker: Amb. Chas W. Freeman, Jr., Chair, Projects International, Inc.

Ambassador Freeman is a career diplomat (retired) who was Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs from 1993-94, earning the highest public service awards of the Department of Defense for his roles in designing a NATO-centered post-Cold War European security system and in reestablishing defense and military relations with China. He served as U. S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm). He was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during the historic U.S. mediation of Namibian independence from South Africa and Cuban troop withdrawal from Angola.

Ambassador Freeman worked as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires in the American embassies at both Bangkok (1984-1986) and Beijing (1981-1984). He was Director for Chinese Affairs at the U.S. Department of State from 1979-1981. He was the principal American interpreter during the late President Nixon’s path-breaking visit to China in 1972. In addition to his Middle Eastern, African, East Asian and European diplomatic experience, he had a tour of duty in India.

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Date:
November 14, 2018
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

Venue

CGIS South S020, Belfer Case Study Room
1730 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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