Lien-Hang Nguyen of Columbia University to give lecture, “The Tet Offensive Revisted” on April 11, 2018
Although the Tet Offensive was one of the most pivotal events of the Vietnam War, much of the planning surrounding the communist attacks remain shrouded in mystery. Upon the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary, this presentation tells "new stories" surrounding the battles of the 1968 Lunar New Year - one that involves spies, allies, and even attempted murder in Hanoi.
Nguyen 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.
This event is sponsored by the History Department and a generous gift from the Backer Family.
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Posted by Office of Communications Friday, March 9, 2018