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“Rethinking Tet 1968: Fifty Years Later,” a Voices on Vietnam Speakers' Series event featuring Professor Lien-Hang Nguyen

Monday, October 15, 2018 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

374 Rockefeller Hall 212 Graduate Drive

The biannual Cornell Voices on Vietnam Speakers’ Series is delighted to announce our Fall 2018 event featuring acclaimed historian and Vietnam specialist Lien-Hang Nguyen, Dorothy Borg Associate Professor in the History of the United States and East Asia.  Professor Nguyen will be discussing her upcoming book on the comprehensive history of the 1968 Tet Offensive.  With the declassification of new documents and the publication of "renegade" memoirs from Vietnam, this talk puts forward a new history of the strategy deliberation surrounding the 1968 Tet Offensive.  Intra-Party rivalries, the Sino-Soviet split, and power struggles within the Politburo influenced the military planning for 1968 in expected ways.  This talk seeks to unravel the mysteries surrounding the origins of Tet 1968 upon its fiftieth anniversary.  Professor Nguyen will share insights from her work, followed by an extended discussion/Q&A session. Don’t miss this exciting, interactive opportunity. All are welcome!

Lien-Hang T. Nguyen, Dorothy Borg Associate Professor in the History of the United States and East Asia, specializes in the Vietnam War, U.S.-Southeast Asian relations, and the global Cold War. Professor Nguyen is currently working on a comprehensive history of the 1968 Tet Offensive for RandomHouse. She is the general editor of the forthcoming Cambridge History of the Vietnam War, 3 vols., as well as co-editor of the Cambridge Studies in U.S. Foreign Relations.

Free and open to the public.  LUNCH WILL BE SERVED!


This event is sponsored by Asian Studies, History, Government, Society for the Humanities, Reppy Institute, and Southeast Asian Program. 

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