Stuart A. Reid, author of The Lumumba Plot: The Secret History of the CIA and a Cold War Assassination, joins us to discuss his upcoming book uncovering the truth behind the U.S.-sanctioned assassination of Patrice Lumumba, the democratically elected leader of a newly independent Congo. The Lumumba Plot is a page-turning spy thriller and a deeply researched historical account of a now-forgotten Cold War moment and a low point in U.S. foreign policy.
Moderated by Jim Falk, Global Santa Fe's Program Chair.
Presented in partnership with Global Santa Fe, the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville, the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.
Author of "The Lumumba Plot: The Secret History of the CIA and a Cold War Assassination"
Stuart Reid is an executive editor at Foreign Affairs magazine and the author of "The Lumumba Plot"(coming October 3, 2023). He has written for publications including The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, Politico Magazine, and Slate. Reid grew up in Ontario and Ohio, and received a bachelor’s degree in government from Dartmouth College.
Jim retired in March 2021 as president of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, a position he held for two decades; he is now its president emeritus. He served as Interim Executive Director of the Santa Fe Council on International Relations for seven months ending in March 2022 and is currently a member of the Board and chair of programs. Jim’s interest in travel and global affairs grew from his years spent in Tunisia where he attended a French lycée. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and earned his MA in Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia with a focus on international law and Middle East politics. Jim co-hosts McCuistion/Perspectives, a public affairs program, on KERA-Dallas. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Morocco.