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Illinois State University Speaker Series – Fredrik Logevall
Professor and author Fredrik Logevall will give the 2017 Robert G. Bone Distinguished Lecture with his presentation, “Making Sense of the Vietnam War” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Caterpillar Auditorium of the State Farm Hall of Business.
Logevall is the Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School and a professor of history. Considered as a specialist on U.S. foreign relations history and modern international history, Logevall’s career has been dedicated to education as evidenced by his previous appointment as the Anbinder Professor of History at Cornell University, vice provost, and as the director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.
Logevall is the author or editor of nine books, most recently Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam, which won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for History and the 2013 Francis Parkman Prize, as well as the 2013 American Library in Paris Book Award and the 2013 Arthur Ross Book Award from the Council on Foreign Relations.
The Illinois State University Speaker Series seeks to bring innovative and enlightening speakers to the campus with the aim of providing the community with a platform to foster dialogue, cultivate enriching ideas, and continue an appreciation of learning as an active and lifelong process. All talks are free and open to the public.