Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts The Vietnam War: Beyond Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s Documentary
The Vietnam War: Beyond Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s Documentary

The Vietnam War: Beyond Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s Documentary

  • Date / Time:
  • February 01, 2018
  • 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Venue:
  • FPRI
  • 1528 Walnut Street, Suite 610
  • Philadelphia. PA. US. 19102

We are pleased to host a panel of Vietnam veterans to discuss the significance of the Vietnam War, both personally and for America’s place in the world. The panelists will reflect on their own experience in the war and how it shaped their post-war understandings of American politics and foreign policy. They will also add insights on Burns and Novick’s recent PBS documentary about the war and highlight lessons that Americans should have learned from this consequential period in U.S. history.

Panelists (all veterans of the Vietnam War):

Michael Novakovic, Businessman
Alvan (Cappy) Markle, Attorney
Ray Tobey, Physician
Walter A. McDougall, Pulitzer-Prize winning historian
Mackubin T. Owens, Political scientist and military strategist; Editor, Orbis


Free and open to the public. Advance registration required. 

Register for this event. 

Reception immediately following for Fellows Members ($1,000) of FPRI. 

For more information, contact Rachel Hemler at or at 215-732-3774 ext. 112.

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