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Upcoming Neuhauser Memorial Lecture bridges two worlds

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‘What We Don¹t Know About China’ explored in Lilley’s talk

This year’s Charles Neuhauser Memorial Lecture will be held Oct. 19 at 3:30 p.m. in the south building of the Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS), lecture hall S010. James R. Lilley, U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Korea from 1986 to 1989, and ambassador to the People’s Republic of China from 1989 to 1991, will deliver the lecture: “What We Don’t Know About China: A Personal Account of American Intelligence on the PRC and Taiwan.” Lilley is the author of “China Hands: New Decades of Adventure, Espionage and Diplomacy in Asia.”

First held in 1988, the lecture is named in honor of Charles Neuhauser, a China specialist who worked for the CIA and at the Center for East Asian Research (the forerunner of the Fairbank Center) from 1966 to 1967. After Charles died unexpectedly in 1987, his brother, Paul, established the lecture series with encouragement from the late Michael Oksenberg.

Free and open to the public, the lecture series – which aims to reflect the concerns of Neuhauser, including the importance of maintaining bridges between the worlds of government, policy, the intelligence community, and the university world – will be followed by a reception in the concourse area.