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Monday, October 10, 2011

Reminder: Dr. Kara Dixon Vuic Free Lecture This Thursday

Dr. Kara Dixon Vuic, author of Officer, Nurse, Woman: The Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam War, will speak this week as part of our 2011 Guest Lecture Series.  Dr. Vuic’s lecture will be held on October 13th at 7:00pm in the Lanier Auditorium of the Texas Tech University School of Law.  Admission is free and open to the public.  Dr. Vuic will be available to sign books following the lecture in the auditorium atrium.

The mission of the Vietnam Center and Archive Guest Lecture Series is to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of students, faculty, and the community at large by bringing distinguished individuals to campus for presentations on specific aspects of the Vietnam War, its lasting impact on American politics, society and culture, and on contemporary issues in Southeast Asia.

This lecture series is funded in part by a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation.  For more information on the 2011 VNCA Guest Lecture Series or about Kara Dixon Vuic see http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/GLS.

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  1. Dear Friends,

    The lecture by Dr Kara Dixon Vuic was brought to my attention that led me to look at your website. I hope the lecture went well and drew some questions on the Vietnam War and its continuing consequences for the Vietnamese people, in particular those still suffering after 50 years from the effects of Agent Orange.
    I have been travlling to the country each year since 1989 and on each of the visits have met with many Vietnamese affected by Agent Orange, in many cases it is not a pleasant sight especialy when the victims is a youngster born many years after the war ended in 1975 and the spraying of Agent Orange in 1971.

    If I was allowed a question to Dr Kara, I would have asked: When and what pressure will be needed to make the US Government and the US Chemical companies headed by Monsanto, accept their responsibility fgor the use of Agentv Orange and when will payment of compensation be made to the four million Vietnamese?

    Perhaps Dr Kara, would like to reply to my question by email?

    Comment by Len Aldis — Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 7:26 am

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