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SPIES! Stalin's Man in Japan: Richard Sorge ~ JUN 28

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Richard Sorge, unlike so many of Stalin's most successful spies and moles, did not work against the British or the Americans, but against the Germans, in Japan. In Tokyo, on the eve of WWII, he constructed one of the most successful spy rings in the history of espionage. Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., Friday, June 28, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

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Richard Sorge, unlike so many of Stalin's most successful spies and moles, did not work against the British or the Americans, but against the Germans, in Japan. In Tokyo, on the eve of WWII, he constructed one of the most successful spy rings in the history of espionage, giving him direct access to the most secret communications of both the Japanese and the Nazi regimes. Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., Friday, June 28, 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.