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SPIES! Alger Hiss: The Papers in the Pumpkin ~ AUG 2

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Alger Hiss (1904-1996), graduate of Harvard Law School, protégé of Supreme Court justices, adviser to President Roosevelt at the Yalta Conference of 1945, and one of the American architects of the United Nations, was a spy for Joseph Stalin. Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., Friday, August 2, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

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Alger Hiss (1904-1996), graduate of Harvard Law School, protégé of Supreme Court justices, president of the Carnegie Foundation for International Peace, director of the State Department's Office of Special Political Affairs, adviser to President Roosevelt at the Yalta Conference of 1945, and one of the American architects of the United Nations, was a spy for Joseph Stalin. Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., Friday, August 2, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

Bruce Thompson is a lecturer in the Departments of History and Literature and the Associate Director of Jewish Studies at U.C.-Santa Cruz, and also teaches at the Institute. He received his Ph.D. in History from Stanford; his areas of scholarly research include European intellectual and cultural history, French history, British Isles history, American Jewish intellectual and cultural history, the history of cinema, and the history of espionage.