Jim Huskey

Published on July 31, 2015  

"Then we began hearing gunshots coming in from the west and all these hundreds of thousands of people began running..."

Chapters

Background and Travels

Jim Huskey talks about his time at Samford University and travels in Europe and Asia.
Jim Huskey while a student at Samford.
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US Diplomat in China: Human Rights Officer and the Tienanmen Massacre

Jim Huskey discusses his time as a US diplomat in China, and witnessing the Tienanmen Massacre.
Tienanmen Square
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US Diplomat in India: Promoting Economic Development

Huskey talks about his time as a diplomat in India, and his role in promoting economic development and trade.
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US Diplomat in Kenya: Democracy Building

Jim Huskey discusses the role he played in building democracy while serving as a diplomat in Kenya.
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US Political Counselor in Taiwan: Conflict Prevention

Huskey talks about his time as the Political Counselor at the American Institute in Taiwan and conflict prevention.
American Institute in Taiwan
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Working as a team and Unofficial Diplomats

Huskey introduces his wife, Joanne, and discusses the many roles played by "unofficial diplomats".
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The Role of the Unofficial Diplomat

Joanne Huskey discusses her role as an "unofficial diplomat".
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Asia and Foreign Policy

Jim Huskey discusses Asia, particularly China, India and Japan.
Deng Xiaoping
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US Liaison to ASEAN

Jim Huskey talks about his time as the State Department Liaison to the Association for Southeast Asian Nations, the problems with ASEAN and his role in US foreign policy in Asia.
Map of the ASEAN member nations
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US Diplomat in China after Tienanmen

Jim and Joanne Huskey talk about their time in China leading up to and after the Tienanmen Square Massacre and US relations with China during that time.
Replica of the "Goddess of Democracy"
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US relations in other areas after Tienanmen

Jim and Joanne Huskey discuss the impact US-Chinese relations had on other areas of Southeast Asia, specifically Hong Kong and Taiwan.
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Effect of the Tienanmen protests on the rest of the Communist World

The Huskeys talk about how the coverage of the Tienanmen protests affected the collapse of the Communist nations.
Gorbachev in China
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Witnesses to the Tienanmen Square Massacre

The Huskeys discuss the causes of the Massacre, who started it, and the aftermath.
Tienanmen Square
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How to Join the US Foreign Service

The Huskeys explain several of the different methods for getting into the US Foreign Service, such as the Peace Corps, as well as some of the types of people who join, and the requirements to join.
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
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The Chinese Government's Reaction to the Tienanmen Protests, and its Impact Today.

The Huskeys discuss the reactions of the Chinese government to Tienanmen, and how the Massacre is seen in China today.
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US Diplomat: America's Response to Tienanmen

Jim Huskey explains why the American government responded to Tienanmen the way it did.
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Post-Communist China

The Huskey's talk about the changing government policy of China, the declining influence of Communism, and the future of that nation.
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Reform Groups in China

The Huskeys discuss the possible groups pushing for reform in China, specifically the role that environmental groups play. They also discuss specific environmental problems facing China, and the government's role in keeping reform groups under control.
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Closing Remarks

Jim and Joanne Huskey make their closing remarks in the lecture on the nature of human rights in China, building for the future, and final questions.
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Transcript

Audio Information
Date2012
InterviewerJim Brown
IntervieweeJim Huskey
RepositorySamford University Oral History Collection
CollectionSTORI Collection
AccessionSUHist/NationalService/001