Vietnam and Korea, Two Battlegrounds of the Cold War

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November 16, 2021 to November 17, 2021
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Asian History / Studies, Contemporary History, Diplomacy and International Relations, Southeast Asian History / Studies

The Conference, "Vietnam and Korea, Two Battlegrounds of the Cold War", will be held on 16-17 November at the University of Chicago
Paris Campus (6 rue Thomas Mann, Paris 13e) in person and on zoom. You can register for either at
Here is the program:
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
9:00-9:30 Breakfast and Welcoming Remarks
9:30-10:30 Dr. Lori Maguire, “The U.K. and the North Vietnamese Trade Delegation in Hong Kong during the Vietnam War.”
10:45-11:45 Dr. Sean Fear, “Anti-War Populism in Rural South Vietnam: Truong Dinh Dzu and the 1967 Presidential Election.”
13:15-14:15 Dr. Laurent Cesari, “Business as (almost) usual: The French general consulate in Saigon during the severance of diplomatic
relations between France and South Vietnam, 1964-1973.”
14:45-15:45 Dr. Heonik Kwon, “Experiencing the Korean War.”
16:00-17:00 Dr. Mitchell Lerner, “Earning their Civil Rights: The Korean War and the Forgotten Struggle for African American Equality.” (Via Zoom)

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

9:00 Breakfast
9:30-11:00 Keynote Lecture Dr. Thomas Alan Schwartz, “’Peace is really at hand’: Henry Kissinger, American domestic politics, and the Paris Peace Treaty of 1973.”
11:15-12:15 Dr. Alex-Thai D. Vo, “Big Brothers: The Soviet Union and China’s Influences in the Vietnam Wars.”
13:45-14:00 Dr. Hosub Shim, “’Politics by Other Means’: ROK Forces’ Establishment of the Relationship with U.S. with U.S. Forces
in the Vietnam War.” (Via Zoom)
14:15-15:15 Dr. Lubna Qureshi, “Prime Minister Olof Palme, Sweden, and the Vietnam War: A Diplomatic History.”
15:45-16:45 Dr. Pierre Asselin, “Manipulating American Friends to Defeat American Enemies: Hanoi’s Visitor Diplomacy in the Vietnam War.” (Via Zoom)
16:45 Concluding Remarks: Dr. Lori Maguire

Contact Info: 

Dr. Lori Maguire, University of Reims

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