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Virtual Event: The United States and Southeast Asian Militaries during the Cold War
November 13, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
America’s Cold War involvement with Southeast Asia is often viewed through the prism of the Vietnam War. While few would deny the importance of this conflict, many other far less known and far more successful interactions occurred between American and Southeast Asian military establishments. Washington’s anti-communist policies resulted in far more powerful Southeast Asian militaries with few commitments to democracy and an increasing appetite for political power. This virtual lecture examines the course and legacies of these developments using Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines as case studies. It is presented by Mesrob Vartavarian.
Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and a password to the meeting. Join the Zoom meeting 5 minutes prior to the program, especially if you haven’t used Zoom before.
This program is held in conjunction with Northern Illinois University’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies.
For additional information, please contact Samantha at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.