Symposia on Sept. 11,
Vietnam come to UH
Cougar News Services
UH will be symposium central this weekend
as two forums, one on the future of the largest cities in America following
the Sept. 11 terrorist
attacks and another on the Vietnam War,
come to campus.
Academic experts, journalists and political
leaders will meet at the UH Hilton beginning at 9 a.m. Friday for the 2nd
Annual Lanier Public Policy
Conference. The "Resurgence of America's
Great Cities: Causes, Consequences and Sustainability After 9/11" symposium
will focus on the
ways in which residents of New York, Chicago,
Los Angeles and Houston are dealing with any post-attack changes.
Former mayor of Houston Bob Lanier, former
mayor of San Antonio Henry Cisneros, Harvard economist Edward Glauser,
Ron Brownstein from
the Los Angeles Times and author David
Rusk will speak during the event, which will be split into morning and
From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, the Center
for Military History will bring a "Fall of South Vietnam and Lessons Learned"
symposium to the
Houston Room of the University Center.
Speakers such as Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Clarence Sasser
will present the war from
the soldiers' points of view and talk
about survivors of key battles.
The veterans' views of the Vietnam War
will also be discussed.