Ken Burns’ “The Vietnam War”


WHAT: A panel discussion with veterans and Vietnam War experts

WHEN: Friday, September 29, 2017 from 3 pm to 5 pm

WHERe: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

The event will be webcast live from this page.

One day after PBS airs the final episode of Ken Burns’s Vietnam War documentary, CSIS will host a discussion with leading historians and veterans, including three who served on the production’s historical advisory panel. Representing a wide range of perspectives, the participants will assess this epic retelling of one of the most controversial episodes in American history. They will explore not only the production’s historical and artistic merits, but also its relevance to ongoing debates about America’s national identity and its role in the world.


Thomas Vallely, Harvard University
Lewis Sorley, independent scholar
Marc Selverstone, University of Virginia
Gregory Daddis, Chapman University
Nu Anh Tran, University of Connecticut
Jay Veith, independent scholar
Mark Moyar, CSIS
Erik Villard, US Army Center of Military History
Photo credit: Patrick Christain/Getty Images

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