Vietnam/War/Memory/Justice: A Conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017, from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: Larry Walker Room - Dean Rusk Hall
In his 2016 book Nothing Ever Dies, author and theorist Viet Thanh Nguyen writes: “Memory, like war, is often asymmetrical.” The same may be said of justice; in particular, of efforts to right the wrongs done during armed conflict and similar extreme violence. This roundtable discussion of transitional justice, memory, and war – most notably, the 20th century war between the United States and Vietnam – will feature Nguyen, a University of Southern California professor whose first novel, The Sympathizer, won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Joining him will be: Tiana S. Mykkeltvedt, Georgia Law alumna, member of the Dean Rusk International Law Center Council, and partner at the Atlanta law firm Bondurant Mixson & Elmore, who was flown out of Vietnam as an orphan in April1975 in what came to be known as Operation Babylift; and Diane Marie Amann, Associate Dean for International Programs & Strategic Initiatives and Emily & Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law at Georgia Law, who also serves as the International Criminal Court Prosecutor’s Special Adviser on Children in & affected by Armed Conflict.
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