Fall 2016: Teaching the Vietnam War – A Conversation about War and Memory with Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen


Teaching the Vietnam War: A Conversation about War and Memory

with Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen


On Saturday, October 22nd, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), a federally funded National Resource Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Book Festival, is offering a one-day K-12 professional development workshop in Madison, WI, on possibilities and challenges involved in teaching on the Vietnam War. 

The workshop coincides with a visit to Madison by Professor Viet Thanh Nguyen of USC, who recently won the Pulitzer Prize for his debut novel, The SympathizerThe workshop will begin with casual conversations among participants over coffee and other refreshments, but the main event will be a roundtable discussion featuring Professor Nguyen, Harrington Professor of History Alfred W. McCoy of UW-Madison, and Madison East High School history teacher, Bill Gibson. Their conversation will be followed by an hour of Q&A with workshop participants.

Date and location: 
9:30am – 12pm Saturday morning, October 22, 2016 
206 Ingraham Hall, UW-Madison
1155 Observatory Dr.
Madison, WI
 Cost: $20 

Deadline to register extended to Friday, October 14.

**The first 25 people to sign up for the workshop will receive free copies of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer winning novel, The Sympathizer  AND Understanding and Teaching the Vietnam War, by John Day Tully et al.
Online registration coming soon!
To reserve a space and for other questions,
please contact Mary McCoy at: mccoy2@wisc.edu.