VVA life member Ira Cooperman once again this year will be teaching the “Remembering the Vietnam War” course at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. Cooperman, who served as a USAF intelligence officer in Vietnam and Thailand in 1965-66, developed the course last year with Bob Hopper, a former Foreign Service Officer.
The course is part of Chautauqua’s Special Studies program of weekly classes, and will be held from July 27-31 from 9:00–10:15 a.m. Cooperman and Hopper will examine the history, impact and consequences of America’s involvement in Vietnam and Southeast Asia from 1955-75 through personal experiences, literature and films.
During once class last summer the instructors and students discussed Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried . This summer they will be discussing one of Philip Caputo’s works. You can read the entire course description at the Special Studies page .
“If any VVA member is interested in registering for this summer’s course, I’d be pleased to help them through the process, ” Cooperman told us. Email him at email@example.com