US Government Form Letter Generates Excitement Among Colleagues. Say What?

A couple of colleagues shared this letter by Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, US State Department, on social media.  It was sent to participants in a small international student recruitment conference in early December in the US.    I'm not sure what they were so excited about.  As … Continue reading US Government Form Letter Generates Excitement Among Colleagues. Say What?

An Open Letter to the People of Viet Nam

The open letter below, an initiative of Veterans For Peace (VFP),  is further proof that the US has yet to overcome its participation in the American War in Viet Nam ("Vietnam War") in the spirit of Vergangenheitsbewältigung, a German term that means the "struggle to overcome the [negatives of the] past". VFP is "an international … Continue reading An Open Letter to the People of Viet Nam

47 Signatories Urge Bob Kerrey to Resign from Fulbright University Viet Nam Position

Below is a letter that was sent to Bob Kerrey about his controversial appointment as chairman of the Fulbright University Viet Nam board of trustees, announced by John Kerry during President Obama's May 2016 visit to Viet Nam.  In case you're interested and are not up-to-date on this situation, here are some articles that have … Continue reading 47 Signatories Urge Bob Kerrey to Resign from Fulbright University Viet Nam Position