VU Vietnam expert leads Asia’s Highway One alumni tour

Vanderbilt Professor of History Thomas Schwartz and a group of alumni who recently toured Vietnam and Cambodia found tremendous growth, including traffic jams, in major cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The 15-day journey from Hanoi to Siem Reap was sponsored by the Vanderbilt Alumni Association. Schwartz, who teaches and writes about the Vietnam War, was surprised by how few Vietnamese today remember wbat they call “the American war.” The Vietnamese are very welcoming and eager for American tourists, he added.

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