L. Desaix Anderson Jr. ’58 has been able to transform real estate—in this case, three condominiums in Washington, D.C.—into a gift that is particularly meaningful to him. “I welcome the opportunity to thank Princeton for an extraordinary, life-long engagement with ideas and history,” he says.
Anderson, a 35-year career diplomat who spent most of his career working on Asian issues, is now devoting his time to painting and teaching. He has lectured at Princeton on East Asian political economies and on Asian security issues. In the summer of 2007 he taught the first Princeton Global Seminar, “America and Vietnam at War: Origins, Implications, and Consequences,” in Hanoi, sponsored by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, and the Study Abroad Program.
His gift of real estate through a charitable trust will create a professorship in Contemporary East Asian Political Economies.