Monday, May 10, 2021
From 9:40am to 11:05am Eastern Time
OLLI Class 6: The Vietnam War, Fifty Years On
Meredith Lair will discuss the lessons, legacies, and commemorative strategies of the Vietnam War. That war is unfamiliar to many young people who see it as a long-ago conflict. The Vietnam War is currently eclipsed in the public imagination by the recent Iraq and Afghanistan wars, yet, 50 years later, it continues to inform American politics, protest movements, health, legal decisions, and foreign relations.
Meredith Lair is an associate professor in Mason's Department of History and Art History, where she teaches courses on historical methods, the Vietnam War, and war and American society. She is the author of Armed with Abundance: Consumerism and Soldiering in the Vietnam War.
Join AARP Virginia for a complimentary class offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University (OLLI-Mason). OLLI-Mason provides intellectual and cultural experiences in a welcoming atmosphere to Northern Virginia residents in their retirement years. AARP Virginia is excited to collaborate with them to provide a sampling of their Spring semester!
You will receive a Zoom link to attend this class 24 hours prior to the class beginning. Do not opt-out of receiving emails as you will not get the Zoom link.
JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR