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History professor to discuss Vietnam War on Thursday

Lien-Hang T. Nguyen will present "The Vietnam War from Hanoi’s Perspective" at 4:30 p.m. in Baker University Center 242.

Nguyen is associate professor of history at the University of Kentucky and has held fellowships at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, the former John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University, and International Security Studies at Yale University.

"Hanoi's War: An International History of the War for Peace" won the 2012 Edward M. Coffman Prize for best military history manuscript from the Society for Military History.

Nguyen has also published numerous peer-reviewed articles and scholarly essays on the wars for Vietnam, and has written pieces for The New York Times, BBC, and San Jose Mercury News.

The talk, which is sponsored by the Ohio University Contemporary History Institute is free and open to the public.