Siena Lectures Focus on Vietnam

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LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. — A course at Siena College called Legacies of Vietnam this fall focused on lasting consequences of the American involvement there. Sociology professor Paul Murray created an interdisciplinary course that incorporates many different perspectives.

Each student interviewed a veteran from the Vietnam era and wrote a report. One student is a Vietnam vet himself, and two interviewees are Siena faculty.Linh Hoang, a Siena lecturer who is a Vietnamese native, is participating later in the semester.

Some of the themes included in the weekly lectures were What do you know about Vietnam?, Origins of the Vietnam War;1945 to 1963, Vietnam Veterans –stereotypes and realities, Veterans of the Peace Movement, and Vietnam and the U.S. military.