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Vietnam Legacies Symposium
May 21 @ 8:00 am - May 22 @ 10:00 pm CDT
Organized by the university’s Human Rights Center, the Symposium will bring together scholars and practitioners to explore the enduring social, political, and human rights legacies stemming from America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. The principal aim of the Symposium is to assess the extent to which U.S. society has come to terms and changed as a result of the conflict. A second aim is to foster understanding of the legacy of the War in contemporary Vietnam.
The Symposium will be organized into a series of speakers and panels addressing specific themes including reconstruction aid, reconciliation, and memorialization. Confirmed participants include Chuck Searcy of Project RENEW (working on unexploded ordnance in Viet Nam), Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Hung of the Hanoi University of Business and Technology, David Cortright from Notre Dame, and Terry Provance of the Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee.
For more information, contact Paul Morrow here.