Fwd: Vietnam Era Antiwar Movement: Daniel Ellsberg, W.D. Ehrhart, Carolyn Eisenberg, Nguyet Nguyen, Judith Ehrlich

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Here, unfortunately, is the last event in the U Mass Feinberg Series. I hope you will be able to attend. Please share. And one of the presenters is Carolyn Eisenberg, a long time member of the H-PAD Steering Committee.
Subject: Vietnam Era Antiwar Movement: Daniel Ellsberg, W.D. Ehrhart, Carolyn Eisenberg, Nguyet Nguyen, Judith Ehrlich

Join the Feinberg Series for a panel conversation on the successes, failures and legacies of the largest antiwar movement in U.S. history.

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UMass Amherst History Department Feinberg Series

Thursday, December 1, 7pm EST, Zoom

W.D. Ehrhart

Author, Educator, Vietnam Veteran

Carolyn Eisenberg

Historian, Hofstra University

Daniel Ellsberg

Pentagon Papers Whistleblower

Nguyet Nguyen

Historian, University of Alaska Southeast

Judith Ehrlich

– Moderator –
Director, InSight Films LLC


This panel discussion considers the most vibrant, diverse, and sustained antiwar movement in U.S. history. What impact did it have on the conduct and conclusion of the Vietnam War? Does it offer lessons for our own time?

Join the UMass Amherst Feinberg Series for a conversation with Daniel Ellsberg, the whistleblower who exposed decades of government lies about the war by releasing the Pentagon Papers; antiwar activists and historians Carolyn Eisenberg and Nguyet Nguyen; and Vietnam veteran, writer, teacher and activist W. D. Ehrhart. The award-winning filmmaker Judith Ehrlich (The Boys Who Said NO!) will moderate.

W. D. Ehrhart

W. D. Ehrhart

W. D. Ehrhart, PhD, is a former Marine Corps sergeant, Vietnam veteran, teacher, and author of multiple books of nonfiction and poetry, including Passing Time: Memoir of a Vietnam Veteran Against the War and Thank You for Your Service: Collected Poems.  

Photo of Carolyn Eisenberg Carolyn Eisenberg

Carolyn “Rusti” Eisenberg is a professor of U.S. history and American foreign policy at Hofstra University. Her latest book is Fire and Rain: Nixon, Kissinger and the Wars in Southeast Asia. Eisenberg was on the Strike Steering Committee at Columbia University in 1968. She is co-founder of Brooklyn for Peace and legislative coordinator for Historians for Peace and Democracy.

Photo of Daniel EllsbergDaniel Ellsberg

Daniel Ellsberg is a lecturer, writer, activist, and whistleblower. A former RAND corporation analyst, he was also an official in the Defense and State Departments. In 1971, Ellsberg leaked a top-secret 7,000-page study of U.S. decision-making in Vietnam—the Pentagon Papers—to the The New York Times and eighteen other newspapers. In the decades since, he has been arrested scores of times for nonviolent civil disobedience in opposition to U.S. nuclear and foreign policy. His books include Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers (2002) and The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner (2017).  

Photo of Nguyet Nguyen

Nguyet Nguyen

Nguyet Nguyen is a historian of the transnational Vietnamese antiwar movement and assistant professor at the University of Alaska Southeast. Born and raised in Vietnam, she has been active in shedding light on the GI antiwar movement and in projects to help clear unexploded ordnance in Vietnam. 

Photo of Judith EhrlichJudith Ehrlich

Judith Ehrlich (moderator) is the co-director and producer of The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, winner of the Peabody Award. Her most recent film, The Boys Who Said NO!, tells the story of a mass movement of draft resisters who chose conscience over killing in the Vietnam War. Ehrlich is currently producing an animated podcast featuring Ellsberg’s anti-nuclear analysis and activism for Defuse Nuclear War.

Free and open to all. Spanish interpretation and closed captions will be available. This event will be recorded and made available on the Feinberg Series website. Read more and register!

The Feinberg Series

The 2022-2023 Feinberg Series, Confronting Empire, is exploring histories of U.S. imperialism and anti-imperialist resistance. It is presented by the UMass Amherst History Department with the Ellsberg Initiative for Peace and Democracy and partners

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The Feinberg Series is made possible thanks to Kenneth R. Feinberg '67 and associates. See website for co-sponsors. 

Top photo: In an April, 1971 protest called Operation Dewey Canyon III, a Vietnam veteran throws his war medal at the U.S. Capitol. Credit: Vietnam Veterans Against the War.

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