Vietnam War Speaker Series: Lan Cao

Thursday, September 5, 2019 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heinz History Center
$20 general admission

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Professor Lan Cao is the Betty Hutton Williams Professor of International Economic Law at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law, and author of the novels “Monkey Bridge” and “The Lotus and the Storm.”

Based on her own experiences as a Vietnamese refugee who left Vietnam for the United States just two days before the fall of Saigon in 1975, Cao’s book, “Monkey Bridge,” was one of the first Vietnamese American novels to be published by a major American publishing house, and recounts the Vietnam War from the perspective of the people most affected by the conflict: the Vietnamese. Cao regularly writes on international trade, international economic development, and Vietnam, including a recent Op Ed in the New York Times titled, “Vietnam Wasn’t Just an American War.”

Following her presentation, Professor Cao will sign copies of her books, “Monkey Bridge” and “The Lotus and the Storm”, which will be available for purchase.


General admission tickets to this lecture are $20. Register online.

Heinz History Center members receive 20% off admission 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.

See the entire Vietnam War Speaker Series schedule.

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