Decolonization Seminar Alumnus Christopher J. Lee on the Indian Ocean as a “Zone of Peace”

International Seminar on Decolonization alumnus Christopher J. Lee delivered two major presentations on a decolonization-related topic this past month. At noon on Thursday, October 25, he discussed “The Indian Ocean as a ‘Zone of Peace’: Decolonization and the Politics of the Cold War between Africa and Asia” at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, Room LJ-119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building. On Monday, October 29, also at noon, he presented a workshop, “The Indian Ocean as a ‘Zone of Peace,’ 1955-1979,” at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is currently a research fellow at the Institute for Historical Studies. Both events were free and open to the public. Professor Lee can be contacted though e-mail at