Spies and unHoly Lies: How American Missionaries-Turned-Covert-Agents Helped Win World War II and Shape the Future of U.S. Intelligence

Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor of History, Washington State University Thursday, Sep 13, 2018   |   12:15 - 1:45 pm   |  Liberal Arts Building, RLP 1.302E

On Thursday, September 13, 2018, the Clements Center welcomed Matthew Sutton, the Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor of History at Washington State University, for his talk "Spies and unHoly Lies: How American Missionaries-Turned-Covert-Agents Helped Win World War II and Shape the Future of U.S. Intelligence." The Intelligence Studies Project (ISP) co-hosted this event.

Matthew Avery Sutton is the Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor of History at Washington State University. He is the author of American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014), Jerry Falwell and the Rise of the Religious Right: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2012), and Aimee Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America (Harvard University Press, 2007). He has published articles in diverse venues ranging from the Journal of American History to the New York Times and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the US Fulbright Commission, and the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation. In 2016 he was appointed a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow.

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