Speaker to discuss contemporary repercussions of Vietnam War


    Decades after the fact, the effects of the Vietnam War continue to be discussed in the United States. Professor Emeritus and Former Alumni Professor of history at the University of Kentucky Dr. George C. Herring will tell students why Thursday afternoon in his speech “Vietnam: The War That Never Goes Away”.

    Associate professor and history department chair Peter Worthing said the well-known historian will discuss how the Vietnam War continues to loom large in the American imagination and continues to have relevance to contemporary issues.

    Herring is the author of numerous books, articles and essays. His works are being taught in campus history classes, including “America’s Longest War: The United States and Vietnam 1950-1975.”

    “I’m teaching a class on the Vietnam War and I’m using his textbook in the class,” Worthing said. “He really is a luminary in this field.”

    The event will take place in Palko 130 at 2 p.m.

    No tickets or reservations are needed to attend the event, which is open to the university community.

    A reception will follow immediately after the event.

    “Vietnam: The War That Never Goes Away”

    Dr. George C. Herring

    2 p.m. today, Palko 130

    No tickets or reservations needed