Vietnam War Summit: A real-world lab for students at LBJ School | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
Austin American-Statesman
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The Vietnam War Summit was a noteworthy endeavor by many measures. The three days of panels and speakers, the veteran recognition ceremonies, the 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. — all elicited a variety of emotions, sparked renewed debate and served to inform and engage a new generation of public policy students.

The summit may have been the last time so many of the principals from a broad array of perspectives and roles in the Vietnam era assembled in one place to discuss, reminisce and provide a matured perspective on the war and its aftermath.