US and Vietnam flags

Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 5:30pm
CASE Building, room E422

A panel discussion featuring Sister Sen Nguyen, Dr. Ted Ning, and Dr. Pete Steinhauer

We're 50 years out from the United States's withdrawal from combat in Vietnam in 1973, 48 years from the Fall of Saigon and the unification of Vietnam under a government we had been at war with for over two decades. It certainly looked pretty grave in the 1970s regarding relations between the two countries, and yet that hasn't been the story of the subsequent history.

This discussion will be historical—what have you all witnessed as you've seen America and Vietnam's relationship change over the last decades? What have been the unexpected successes and achievements? What personal stories do you have that CU students and the community would learn from? 

It's also future oriented—where do you see things going? What obstacles remain?