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American Forum - Origins of the Era of Unconventional War

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Fredrik Logevall
March 18, 2013
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EDT)

Fredrik Logevall
Fredrik Logevall

FREDRIK LOGEVALL is professor of international studies at Cornell University and director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. He teaches courses on the history of U.S. diplomacy and foreign policy and the international history of the Cold War and the Vietnam Wars. In his new book, Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam, Logevall traces the path that led France and the United States to lose their way during the Vietnam War. A book signing will follow his Forum.  With support from the H. F. Guggenheim Foundation.

This event is part of…

War, Warfare, and Violence:

The proliferation of violence—through war, civil unrest, and criminality—is among the gravest issues facing human societies. This special series of Forums, organized by the Miller Center in partnership with the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, brings together some of the nation’s leading scholars and practitioners around efforts to understand, contain, and remediate the impact of war, warfare, and violence. During spring 2013, these experts will address a range of topics from the restraint of war and the efficacy of postwar tribunals, to sources of terror in the modern world, the origins of unconventional war, and soldiers in the American imagination.

The Miller Center is grateful to the H.F. Guggenheim Foundation for its support of this series, and is particularly thankful for the vision and stewardship of Chairman Peter Lawson-Johnston and HFG President Josiah Bunting III.

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