Invited Talks

  • “Donald Trump: The First Six Months.” Luncheon talk scheduled for the “55+ Club” in Chattanooga, July 2017.
  • “You have to actually know history to teach it.” Convocation talk given to Southern Adventist University Department of Education, January 2017 (title borrowed from Atlantic Monthly article).
  • “Dear Smart People,” a lecture for the Southern Adventist University Scholars, December 2016.
  • “American Public Diplomacy with Chinese Characteristics: Missionaries in the (China) Lobby, 1938-1941,” presented at The Association of Seventh-day Adventist Historians conference, March 2016.
  • Interviewed for local news channel on upcoming presidential election, April 2016.
  • Moderator for an American Historical Association panel on the history of American missionaries in China at the January 2016 annual convention in Atlanta.
  • China Research Network member, Adventism in China, 2014 to present.
  • Conference Advisory Board member for Adventism in China, 2014 Hong Kong History Conference.
  • “You are Not Going to North Korea!” Convocation given at Southern Adventist University, September 2012.
  • Presented a paper titled “Chiang Kai-shek and Frank W. Price: A Missionary and Nationalist Diplomacy, 1938-1947,” at The University of Hong Kong’s Spring Symposium, 2011.
  • Presented a paper titled “Frank W. Price and the Blowback of the American Missionary on American Foreign Policy, 1937-1952,” at The University of Hong Kong’s Spring Symposium, 2010.