Announcement: Symposium On The Vietnam War

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We’re very excited for the upcoming symposium “The Vietnam War: Lessons and Legacies From Half a Century,” marking fifty years since American combat troops landed in Vietnam and featuring our department’s Janet Davis and others from around the university and outside it. The event is in the AT&T Exec. Education & Conference Center’s Tejas Dining Room from 4:30-6:00 on Thursday, November 12 and is free, but an RSVP is required.

More information below:

“The Vietnam War: Lessons and Legacies across a Half Century”
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 | 4:30pm to 6:00pm
U.S. combat troops arrived in Vietnam 50 years ago, turning a distant conflict into a major war that would leave lasting scars on American politics, society, culture, and foreign policy.  Indeed, the Vietnam War continues to reverberate powerfully in the United States today, as ongoing debates over U.S. policy in the Middle East attest.  This roundtable brings together scholars and veterans to consider some of the war‘s legacies and the ways in which Americans have tried to draw lessons from their nation’s defeat.
Panelists include:
Madeline Y. Hsu (Panel Chair)
Associate Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin
Janet Davis
Associate Professor of American Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Lynne Hudson
RN, Women’s Health Practitioner
Mark Atwood Lawrence
Associate Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin
Nancy Bui
President, Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation
Paul Woodruff
Darrell K. Royal Regents Professor of Ethics and American Society, and
Professor of Philosophy and Classics, University of Texas at Austin

 

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