27th Annual Mortenson Distinguished Lecture with Viet Thanh Nguyen
The 27th Annual Mortenson Distinguished Lecture presents “Enduring Wars in Transpacific Memories” by Viet Thanh Nguyen, scholar and author of Pulitzer Prize Winner, The Sympathizer. Nguyen’s work engages dialogue on what it means to be national, ethnic, multicultural, foreign, international, diaspora, and transnational. The Lecture will explore the conflicts and trauma brought about by war, forced migration, and the subsequent resettlement and integration of refugees in a new homeland and the memories that ensue.
Sponsors: Mortenson Center for International Library Programs; co-sponsors: Center for Advanced Study, Center for Global Studies, US Department of Education, Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory, Nicholson Gift Fund, Diversity Committee of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, School of Information Sciences