In conjunction with the Big Read and the Learning Communities initiative, Dr. Andrew Wiest, Professor and Director of International Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi, spoke last week at Middle Georgia College on the topic of “Vietnam: Myth, Fact, and Memory.”
According to USM’s website, “Dr. Wiest received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 1990. Specializing in the study of World War I and Vietnam, Dr. Wiest has served as a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in the United Kingdom and as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Warfighting Strategy in the United States Air Force Air War College. Since 1992 Dr. Wiest has been active in international education, leading a study abroad program on World War II to London and Normandy each summer, and developing the award-winning Vietnam Study Abroad Program.”
He is the author or co-author of numerous books and articles on the subjects of Vietnam and World War I and II, among them Vietnam’s Forgotten Army: Heroism and Betrayal in the ARVN and The Illustrated History of World War I.