Video On Demand

A Discussion on the Landmark Documentary “The Vietnam War” by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

September 29, 2017 • 3:00 – 5:00 pm EDT

A panel discussion with veterans and Vietnam War experts

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One day after PBS airs the final episode of Ken Burns' and Lynn Novick’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, U.S. Army Center of Military History

Lewis Sorley

Independent Scholar
Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut

Jay Vieth

Independent Scholar
Director, CSIS Project on Military and Diplomatic History

Erik Villard

U.S. Army Center of Military History