Apr 16, 2004 — Four scholars will examine the Vietnam War’s lasting effect on American culture and history, US-Asia relations, and this year’s presidential election at a symposium, “The Vietnam War in Perspective,” at Yeshiva University on Thursday, April 22. The 8:15 pm program will take place on the university’s Wilf Campus, Furst Hall, Room 535, 500 West 185th Street, Manhattan.
Featured speakers are H. Bruce Franklin, author and John Cotton Dana Professor of English and American Studies at Rutgers University, Newark; Moss Roberts, professor of Chinese and language coordinator in the East Asian Studies program, New York University; Ngo Vinh Long, author and professor of history at the University of Maine and a founding member of the Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars; and Philip Jason, retired professor who taught war literature at Georgetown University and the US Naval Academy. Ellen Schrecker, PhD, professor of history at YU, will chair the event.
The symposium is part of the Yeshiva College Book Project Series. This year’s book, The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien’s Vietnam War novel, was the starting point for a yearlong series of lectures, discussions, and presentations.