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Contemporary Issues Forum

Contemporary Issues Forum

We are pleased to announce that Viet Thanh Nguyen will be our speaker for the 2022 K. Raymond Clark Contemporary Issues Forum held in Sinclair Auditorium on Wednesday, February 16 at 7:30 PM.

Tickets are now available to the Coe community (employees and students) at Coe's online box office. Tickets for the general public will again be $10 per ticket, with discounted tickets for non-Coe students and seniors for $5. Virtual tickets to view a livestream of the event can be purchased for $10.

Viet Thanh Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American author who has written numerous books including “Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America,” “Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War,” “The Sympathizer” and “The Committed.” “The Sympathizer” won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, among many other awards.

Viet has written for The New York Times, Time, The Guardian and The Atlantic, along with various other publications. His articles have been published in a variety of books and journals such as American Literary History, The New Centennial Review and the Japanese Journal of American Studies. He has been interviewed by Tavis Smiley, Charlie Rose, Seth Meyers and Terry Gross, to name a few. 

Viet also is a university professor, the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. He has earned several teaching and service awards including the Mellon Mentoring Award for Faculty Mentoring Graduate Students; the Albert S. Raubenheimer Distinguished Junior Faculty Award for outstanding research, teaching and service; the General Education Teaching Award; and the Resident Faculty of the Year Award.

Masking will be required for those attending in person.