To compliment the 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, KSPS Public Television and Eastern Washington University will be hosting three free forums about the Vietnam War through throughout 2017. Each forum will have different topics ranging from the buildup to the war, different stances on the war, and the post war legacy, each with guest speakers and expert panelists for the discussions. 


First Forum

When: Thursday, May 11, 2:30 pm
Where: Showalter 109, EWU Campus, Cheney WA

“Framing the Discussion: Historical Overview and Raising the Army for the Vietnam War” Dr. Bob Dean Ph.D., EWU History Dept.


Second Forum

When: Thursday, July 13, 7:00 pm.

“The Legacy of the Vietnam War at Home” Dr. Tom Hawley Ph.D., EWU Political Science.



When: Thursday, November 2, 2:30 pm
Where: EWU Campus, Cheney WA

Guest Lecture by Dr. Christian Appy, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts – Amherst.  Author of Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides -  Working Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietna  - Cold War Constructions: The Political Culture of United States Imperialism

EWU is graciously developing the academic content of this educational series, and will be providing a reading list and study questions which will be available on this page once completed. There will be a panel presentation and Q & A following the lecture. Each forum will be recorded and available on this page so you can keep up if you can’t attend. Each event is free and open to the public, but we ask that you register in advance so that we can have an accurate head count for the event. Please check back for registration information in the coming weeks.