Vietnam Center & Archive News and Updates
Thanks to a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation, the Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech University will present a guest lecture series throughout 2011.
The mission of the lecture series is to enrich the cultural life of attendants by bringing distinguished individuals to campus for presentations on specific aspects of the Vietnam War and its impact on American policies, society and culture.
Adrian Cronauer – Cronauer is the radio DJ portrayed by Robin Williams in the movie “Good Morning Vietnam!” (March 10, 7 p.m., Lanier Auditorium of the Texas Tech School of Law)
Kim Phuc – In 1972, Kim Phuc was photographed running down a road naked and on fire after a napalm strike on her village. Today, Kim Phuc runs a non-profit organization for children and is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace. (April 14, 7 p.m., Allen Theater of the Student Union Building)
LeAnn Thieman – Thieman was a nurse involved in Operation Babylift, a mission to evacuate more than 300 Vietnamese babies from South Vietnam before it fell to communist troops. (May 12, 7 p.m., Allen Theatre of the Student Union Building)
Kara Dixon Vuic – Historian and author of Officer, Nurse, Woman: The Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam War. (October 13, 7 p.m., Lanier Auditorium of the Texas Tech School of Law)
Dave Carey – Carey spent more than five years as a POW in Hanoi during the Vietnam War. (Nov. 10, 7 p.m., Allen Theatre of the Student Union Building)
Admission is free and open to the public.
Visit www.vietnam.ttu.edu/GLS for more information.
Dates may be subject to change.
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