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Chris Schaefer

Historian Chris Schaefer is the author of the award-winning documentary movie, Forgotten Soldiers, and the non-fiction book Bataan Diary, both about World War II in the Pacific. He teaches courses about World War II and about the history of the Middle East at the University of Utah’s Osher Learning Institute and at the Women’s Institute in Houston, Texas. He is the recipient of the University of Utah’s Brooke Hopkins Award for excellence in adult teaching. His current projects include research into politics and terrorism in the Middle East, and a new book about how the treaties that ended World War I have led to many difficulties in the Middle East today.

Chris started his career as a historical researcher and author after working twenty-two years as President of Chris Schaefer & Company, an Information Technology company that served clients across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong. Previously, he worked at two other international consulting companies, and served as a U.S. Army reconnaissance pilot in the Central Highlands and DMZ regions of Vietnam. Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Computing Sciences from Texas A&M University. He has worked in Public Relations for several organizations, including The Media Line, an American news agency that covers the Middle East. He travels extensively to the Middle East and elsewhere to do research for his classes and writing projects.