Ho Chi Minh: His Life & Legacy [S-19-27]

Presenter: John Lancaster
Location: SUNY: Maxcy 104
Classes: 3 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Fri 1:00 PM 04/12, 04/19, 04/26

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This course will discuss the life and times of Ho Chi Minh. It will explore his development as a leader in Viet Nam and Indochina, and his impact on the 20th Century and Viet Nam today.

John Lancaster graduated from the University of Notre Dame (AB-’67, JD-’74). He served as a 2nd Lt. in the Marine Corps commanding an infantry platoon in combat during 1968. He worked as a civil rights attorney on issues pertaining to people with disabilities, including disabled veterans. He and his wife, Christine, made 8 trips to Viet Nam between 1996 and 2000. From 2000 to 2004, he lived and worked in Hanoi as an advisor to the Vietnamese Government on disability law, policy and programs.

NOTE: Suggested reading: Ho Chi Minh: A Life, by William J. Duiker.

Cap: 50

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