The Legacies of the American War in Viet Nam

January 4, 2024

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The Partnership for International Strategies in Asia (PISA), a program hosted by the Elliott School’s Sigur Center for Asian Studies, is set to co-host a seminal conference on “The Legacies of the American War in Viet Nam” in Hanoi, Vietnam. On January 9-10, 2024 U.S. and Vietnamese scholars convene at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam for the two-day conference. Along with PISA, the U.S. sponsors of the conference include the Ellsberg Initiative for Peace and Democracy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Conference topics will include: the political, social and cultural forces on all sides of the war; the causes of the U.S. defeat; the role and significance of the antiwar movements, both within the U.S. military and the general population; the impact of the war on the foreign policy of each nation; and the social, political, cultural, economic and environmental legacies of the war. 

For more, check out the recent UMASS Amherst press release on the topic.