An eye-opening course on one of the most important events of the 20th century – that lives on in the 21st
6 Thursdays starting June 16 at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Instructor: Paul Shannon, Program staff, American Friends Service Committee and Instructor, Middlesex Community College. Paul has taught this course for over 15 years to undergrads and High School teachers at Middlesex Community College, Northeastern University and Merrimack Educational Center
A provocative 6 session evaluation our basic assumptions about the war held by both those who supported and those who opposed this unique event in U.S. history. This in-depth history of the different periods of the war will challenge core beliefs about the war (who we were fighting, when it started and why; the views of U.S. soldiers; how and when the war ended; why the U.S. did not win, etc.) by opening up a fresh perspective on the war which replaces confusion with clarity. Placing the war in the context of the history of U.S. foreign policy, the course also examines the question: What are the lessons of the Vietnam experience for today and what light does Vietnam shed on today’s wars: ISIS, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria. Class discussion will be based on lecture, video, historical documents and speaker.
Cambridge Adult Education Center Registration and General Information:
6 Thursdays 42 Brattle Street Harvard Square
5:30 – 7:30 PO Box 9113
June 16 – July 21 Cambridge MA 02238-9113
Course Code: VNAM 617-547-6789 ext. 1
The easiest way to register for the class is to call 617-547-6789 and ask for the registration staff. Give the course code: VNAM and provide your credit card or debit card number over the phone. Or you can register in person at 42 Brattle St. You can also pay by check or cash.