The Place of the Korean War in American History



President Emeritus James Wright (photo by Joe Mehling ’69)

How do Americans view war and our warriors? Dartmouth President Emeritus James Wright is working on a book-length study of this subject. For this special lecture for the Institute for Lifelong Education at Dartmouth (ILEAD) program, he will share some observations about how American society has remembered the Korean War, which took place from June 1950 to July 1953. That war, once called a “police action,” is often referred to as the “forgotten war,” even though it was a defining conflict for North and South Korea and for future U.S. wars.

This free event will take place on Monday, April 25, at 3 p.m. in 28 Silsby Hall. Reservations are required; please see the event information page on the ILEAD website for details.

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