Patrick Loyd HatcherWe are delighted to announce that our speaker next Tuesday morning will be Dr. Patrick Hatcher, who is a professor at the University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim and formerly a Kiriyama Fellow, Center for the Pacific Rim. A military historian by profession, Dr. Hatcher taught in both the history and political science departments at the University of California at Berkeley prior to his retirement. One of Cal’s most sought after guest speakers, he was honored with the MacArthur Award from the Institute of International Studies at Cal in 1987 and was the recipient of the UC Berkeley Instructor of the Year Award in 1988.   He is the author of three books, including “The Suicide of an Elite: American Internationalists and Vietnam,” “Economic Earthquakes: Converting Defense Cuts to Economic Opportunities,” and “North Atlantic Civilization at War: the World War II Battles of Sky, Sand, Snow, Sea, and Shore.”

Dr. Hatcher has been studying the historical, political and economic environment in Korea for the past decade and will be talking about Korea and the conflict between North and South.  Dr. Hatcher is an engaging and entertaining speaker, and some of our Cal grads may also know him as a popular guest faculty member on many alumni-sponsored trips overseas.  If you ask, he might also tell you about the Tango contest in Brazil.