The Tian’anmen Square Massacre: Retrospective and Perspective on the 30th Year Anniversary

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    Date(s) - 06/30/2019
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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    Old Bust Head Brewery

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    What Really Happened at the Tian’anmen Square Massacre?
    And Why Is This Cold War Event Important?

    Ask a National Security Agency China Expert.

    The Cold War Museum, in cooperation with the Old Bust Head Brewing Company, invites you to attend
    a presentation by National Security Agency China expert Greg Nedved on

    The Tian’anmen Square Massacre: Retrospective and Perspective on the 30th Year Anniversary

    On June 4, 1989, the Chinese government ordered in troops to end protests in Tian’anmen Square in Beijing that had been ongoing since April. The end result was many dead and wounded civilian protestors. Perhaps the most iconic image of the event was “Tank Man,” so named because he jumped in front of the Chinese tanks in vain to stop their forward progress. Tian’anman traumatized the ruling Communist Party, which has maintained a tight grip on control ever since. To this day, the topic is officially taboo among the population. On the 30th Anniversary of this event, we invite you to come and learn all about this Cold War event and why it’s important from a National Security Agency historian who specializes in China.
    Greg Nedved has been a historian at the Center for Cryptologic History since 2011, with a specialty in China. Prior to this, he had spent much of his professional career (military and government) working with the Chinese language in various capacities, e.g., analyst, translator, instructor. Nedved also has extensive experience with museums. He has been president of the National Museum of Language in College Park, MD, since 2018 and has served many years as a weekend docent at the National Cryptologic Museum at Ft. George G. Meade, MD. He has a B.A. degree from Saint Vincent College (Latrobe, PA) and an M.A. from Hawaii Pacific University. He is also a graduate of the Naval War College Fleet Seminar Program and has a Certificate in Advanced Translation from the University of Chicago. He is the author of many books and articles in topics as diverse as steamboats to presidential trivia.

    This is the twenty-fourth in a series of presentations sponsored by the Museum featuring eyewitnesses to, and other experts on, significant Cold War events and activities. Presentations occur at Old Bust Head, followed by special access to the Museum (next door) with a tour for event participants.

    Date: Sunday, June 30, 2019

    (NOTE: FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS PRESENTATION BUT CANNOT ATTEND BECAUSE THEY ARE AT A DISTANCE, HAVE A CONFLICT, ETC., THEY MAY BUY A TICKET VIA EVENTBRITE LIKE ATTENDEES, THEN ACCESS THE EVENT VIDEO ONLINE AFTER THE EVENT VIA A LINK THAT CWM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JASON HALL WILL SEND THEM. TO ARRANGE, EMAIL JASON AT JASON@COLDWAR.ORG.)

    Time: 2:00 PM. (Arrival: 1:30-2:00PM.) PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A NEW STARTING TIME FOR THESE EVENTS.
    Cost: $35, including the presentation; a $7 credit toward a craft beer draft, Kombucha, or other drink; a $20 contribution to the Cold War Museum, and special access to the Museum (next door) with a tour for event participants following the presentation. TICKETS AT THE DOOR, IF STILL AVAILABLE, WILL COST $45.
    For more information and tickets, please see the Eventbrite listing: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-tiananmen-square-massacre-retrospective-and-perspective-on-the-30th-year-anniversary-tickets-60643581585

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