Mark Moyar, director of the Office of Civilian-Military Cooperation, USAID and author of Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War 1954-1965 will give a free, public talk on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall. This event is part of a speaker series hosted by the Department of Sociology & Anthropology. The talk is part of “The ’60s at 50: Reflections on America a Half-Century Later,” a symposium dedicated to a reconsideration of the political, social and cultural legacy of the American 1960s.
The author of six books, he has worked in and out of government on national security affairs, international development, foreign aid, and capacity building. He is the author of two groundbreaking histories of the Vietnam War: Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965 (Cambridge University Press, 2006), and Phoenix and the Birds of Prey: Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism in Vietnam (Naval Institute Press, 1997; Bison Books, 2007). Triumph Forsaken was the subject of a conference at Williams College and the book Triumph Revisited: Historians Battle for the Vietnam War (Routledge, 2010). At present, he is working on the sequel to Triumph Forsaken.