Vietnam War Speaker Series

Join experts in academia, journalism, public history, and literature for a series of talks offering a multi-perspective examination of the Vietnam War’s place in American history.

Five nationally-renowned speakers will share their work and writings on the Vietnam War’s origins, its impact on American society, and its lasting effects on the people of Vietnam.


Vietnam Speaker Series: Fredrik Logevall

Thursday, June 20, at 7 p.m.: Fredrik Logevall, Pulitzer-prize winning author of “Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam” and Professor of History at Harvard University.

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Vietnam Speaker Series Lynn Novick and Alyssa Rosenberg

Tuesday, July 23, at 7 p.m.: Lynn Novick, Emmy and Peabody-Award winning filmmaker and co-director of 2017’s 10-part, 18-hour epic “The Vietnam War” documentary and Alyssa Rosenberg, Opinion Columnist for the Washington Post.

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Vietnam Speaker Series Marci Reaven

Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m.: Marci Reaven, Vice President for History Exhibits at the New York Historical Society and original curator of The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 exhibition.

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Vietnam Speaker Series: Lan Cao

Thursday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m.: Lan Cao, author of “Monkey Bridge” and “The Lotus and the Storm” and Professor of International Economic Law at Chapman University.

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Purchase admission to attend the full series of all four lectures for a discounted rate of $65 until Wednesday, June 19.

General admission tickets to each lecture are $20. Registration for each of the individual lectures is available above.

Heinz History Center members receive 20% off all individual and packaged admission rates using promo code THANKYOU at checkout. You will be asked to verify your membership the night of the program.

Discounted rates available to educators and students. Email for more information.

For more information, please contact Sam Moore at or 412-454-6373.