John Kenneth Knaus, writer of a revealing book on American involvement with the Tibetan resistance, is giving a talk at Harvard University on “America’s Contribution to the Tibetans’ Struggle for Survival” on October 10, 2003.

Knaus, who wrote the book Orphans of the Cold War detailing the involvement of the United States Central Intelligence Agency in the Tibetan resistance, is now an Associate in Research at the Fairbank Center in Harvard University. He spent seven years as a CIA operations officer working with the leaders and members of the Tibetan resistance from 1958 to 1965.

In 1999, Knaus testified before the House International Relations Committee on U.S.-Tibet relationship. He talked about the legacy of trust and hope placed by the Tibetan people on the United States. Knaus concluded, “We may hope that this legacy may be finally harvested if the hopes for a dialogue between the Dalai Lama and the new Chinese leadership raised by Presidents Jiang and Clinton in Beijing last summer are finally realized.”

Following are details of Knaus’ lecture at Harvard University.

“America’s Contribution to the Tibetans’ Struggle for Survival”
Friday, October 10, 12:30-2:00 PM
Ken Knaus, Associate in Research, Fairbank Center, Author of “Orphans of the Cold War”
Seminar Room 1, 625 Mass. Ave. Central Square, Cambridge
Modern Asia Series, Sponsored by Harvard University Asia Center
Tel. (617) 496-6273