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Vietnam – A Country, Not a War

Monday, March 2, 2020, 3:00 PM

Dr. Peter Siskind will discuss Vietnam's political, social, and economic development in the decades since the end of the Vietnam War (or what is called the American War in Vietnam), years in which the country has grown rapidly and evolved into a middle-income nation with distinctive opportunities and challenges.

Peter Siskind is an assistant Professor of History and the Associate Provost for Finance and Planning at Arcadia University. He specializes in American political, urban/suburban, and environmental history. In the Arcadia classroom, Siskind teaches a variety of courses on U.S. history and the United States’ relationship with the world including: America in the 1960s; America as Empire; F.D.R. to Obama: U.S. Politics and Reform; The Vietnam Wars; Philadelphia Then & Now; Urban & Suburban America; The U.S. & Vietnam: Then & Now, which includes a one-week travel component to Ho Chi Minh City. 

The program will be held at the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, 200 S Broad Street, 7th Floor. The building is handicapped accessible through the Hyatt Hotel.

This program is free of charge for Penn’s Village members, volunteers and donors. Guests are welcome to attend up to three programs before being required to join and/or volunteer with Penn’s Village. If you attend as a guest, there is a $10 fee for each program.

Please RSVP online by email or by phone (215) 925-7333. Please cancel if you are unable to make your reservation so there will be room for others.


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