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Ending the Longest War: America’s wars in Vietnam and Afghanistan in Comparative Perspective
October 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
- Prof. Evyn Lê Espiritu Gandhi, an assistant professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. In addition to her expertise on Vietnam War refugees, her interdisciplinary research engages critical refugee studies, settler colonial studies, and transpacific studies.
- Prof. Gregory A. Daddis, Director of the Center for War and Society Director and the USS Midway Chair in Modern U.S. Military History at San Diego State University. Among his several books on the Vietnam War is Withdrawal: Reassessing America’s Final Years in Vietnam (Oxford UP, 2017), and he is also a military veteran and UNC alumnus.
- Ahmadullah Sediqi worked with U.S forces and DEA in Afghanistan for four years, and after his services he was granted a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) in 2014. He also works with the No One Left Behind Project as an SIV ambassador and is a board member with the Afghan Cultural Center-US.
- Prof. Jeff Jones, an associate professor at UNC-Greensboro, has written on the Soviet War in Afghanistan and postwar reconstruction in comparative perspective.
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