Philip Short's lecture on Pol Pot
"Pol Pot: History of a Nightmare"
Philip Short, former BBC correspondent and author of a major biography of Mao Zedong, spoke about his latest book about Pol Pot. Recent Cambodian history is closely intertwined with Vietnamese events, so this is a topic of great concern for students of contemporary Vietnam. March 21, 2005. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy. Click here for a description of the talk.
Nhan's lecture on Nom Script
"The Preservation of Vietnam's Nom Script & The Poetry of Ho Xuan Huong"
Linguist and mathematician, Dr. Ngô Thanh Nhàn, gave a presentation on Vietnam's ancient script, "Nom," and performed folk poetry and the work of Ho Xuan Huong. Dr. Ngô accompanied himself on the dan tranh, a traditional 16-string zither. February 18, 2005. Click here for a digest of the talk and pictures of Dr. Ngô Thanh Nhàn playing the dan tranh.
Tu Packard's lecture on gender dimensions of Vietnam's economy
"Gender Dimensions of Vietnam's Economic Reforms"
A talk and slide presentation by Le Anh Tu Packard, macroeconomist and frequent consultant to the Vietnamese government. Click here for a description on the talk.
Nguyen Huu Thai's lecture on Vietnamese Architecture:
"Between Globalization and Identity Crisis"
Nguyen Huu Thai, Vietnamese Architectural Association. December 1, 2004. Co-sponsored by the Society of Fellows in the Humanities. Click here for a description of the talk.