Program Details

April 30, 2005 marks the 30th anniversary of the official end of the war in Vietnam. The war still lives on for many - whether they be the victims of Agent Orange still being born today, veterans from all sides, or the bereaved.

To commemorate this anniversary, join us to hear perspectives on the American involvement in Vietnam.

Scroll down for information on the speakers.


Watercolor painting by Stacie Leigh Bumgarner

Speakers

11am-1pm

Kresge Auditorium, MIT

Ngo Vinh Long Ngo Vinh Long is a professor of history at the University of Maine. His own involvement in the US's "counter-insurgency" effort in Vietnam, as well as his intimate knowledge of Vietnam as a country, will add a strong personal perspective on the war.
Noam Chomsky Noam Chomsky is a professor of linguistics at MIT. He is also widely known as an anti-war activist during the war in Vietnam. He has written and spoken extensively about the nature of the US involvement in Vietnam.
Linda Pinkow
(Moderator)
Linda Pinkow is a co-news director of WMBR, MIT's radio station. She hosts the program "What's Left?" on Sundays from 11:30am to 1pm.

2-4pm

Twenty Chimneys (W20-306), Student Center, MIT

Mickey Grant Mickey Grant is an independent filmmaker. His documentary "The Cu Chi Tunnels" consists entirely of interviews of Vietnamese veterans of the war. Survivors tell how they fought and lived for years in the tunnels of Cu Chi, a South Vietnamese province heavily bombarded by Americans. While at times very sad and shocking (to view from an American perspective), the film is important in that it puts a human face on the people who are still in some circles regarded as "the enemy."