Military History Events at the Festival

Military History Events at the Festival

Wednesday, October 11

Fighting A Drone War
12 p.m. – George’s, Johnson Center 3rd Floor
In Drone: Remote Control WarfareHugh Gusterson explores the changing landscape of war, and maps the “ethical slippage” on the use of drone strikes under the Obama White House. Click for full event details.

The American Revolution Re-examined
12 p.m.
 – Johnson Center, 3rd Floor, Meeting Room F
In Brothers At ArmsLarrie Ferreiro re-examines the American Revolution to include the integral role of Spain and France in securing victory. Click for full event details. 

Thursday, October 12

Recording History on the Frontlines
10:30 a.m.
 – Johnson Center, 3rd Floor, Meeting Room F

Yasutsune “Tony” Hirashiki, Terry Irving, and Drew Pearson will discuss Tony’s harrowing career as a TV cameraman in Vietnam, which came to be called the “television war” because of the impact TV coverage had on the conduct of the war. Click for full event details. 

When the World Breaks Open
12 p.m.
 – Sandy Spring Bank Tent, Johnson Center North Plaza

In the memoir When the World Breaks OpenSeema Reza chronicles her journey from being a suburban mom to using her own lessons to build a unique writing and art program in military hospitals. Click for full event details. 

Echoes of Vietnam
7:30 p.m.
 – Johnson Center, 3rd Floor, Meeting Room F

In Forever Vietnam: How a Divisive War Changed American Public Memory, David Kieran analyzes the contested memory of the Vietnam War to show how it shapes American foreign policy today. Click for full event details. 

Yasutsune “Tony” Hirashiki and Drew Pearson in Vietnam

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