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The Vietnam War: 50 Years On

The Baker Institute Roundtable Young Professionals, along with Rice University’s Veterans in Business Association, participated in a panel discussion commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Four critically acclaimed writers who served in the war — Philip Caputo, Larry Heinemann, Tim O’Brien and Tobias Wolff — used literature as a lens to explain the cultural legacy of the Vietnam War and discussed its relevance to the post-9/11 era. The event spotlighted the growing presence of military veterans in the Roundtable Young Professionals and at Rice’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business.


5:00 pm   Reception - Baker Institute
6:00 pm   Panel Discussion - Shell Auditorium at Robert and Janice McNair Hall

Philip Caputo

Author, "A Rumor of War"


Larry Heinemann
Author, "Paco's Story"


Tim O'Brien
Author, "The Things They Carried"


Tobias Wolff
Author, "In Pharaoh’s Army: Memories of the Lost War"

Book signing to follow.
Books will be available for purchase courtesy of the Rice University Bookstore.

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For questions regarding the Military Scholars Program or Jones Partners membership, please contact development coordinator Samantha Lozano (713.348.3581 or








Wed, Sept. 9, 2015
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Reception: James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77005
United States

Panel Discussion: Shell Auditorium at Janice and Robert McNair Hall, Jones Graduate School of Business