University of Wisconsin–Madison

Friday Forum & Judith Ladinsky Lecture: Lien-Hang T. Nguyen

"Rethinking the Tet Offensive Fifty Years Later"

The Third Annual Judith Ladinsky Lecture

LIEN-HANG T. NGUYEN
Dorothy Borg Professor in the History of the United States and East Asia
Columbia University

October 20, 2017
Noon-1:30 P.M.
206 Ingraham Hall

 

Although the Tet Offensive represented a major turning point in the Vietnam War, much of North Vietnam’s decision making surrounding the offensive remains unclear even fifty years later. Based on recently-declassified materials and publications from Vietnam, this talk reveals how North Vietnamese domestic politics and foreign relations influenced Hanoi’s strategy deliberation for the 1968 offensive.