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

"Rethinking the Tet Offensive Fifty Years Later"

The Third Annual Judith Ladinsky Lecture

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.