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The Dale Center hosts a YouTube Channel, where we house video clips of several of our lectures and other events.  To check it out, CLICK HERE.  In addition, our faculty have given presentations on various topics across the country and around the world.  Some of those video presentations are listed below.


Dale Center's YouTube Channel 

Dr. Douglas W. Bristol, Jr.:

  • “Black Veterans and Post War Opportunity.” Dr. Bristol’s presentation was part of the University of Central Florida's mini-conference “Black Veterans Matter: The Long March Home,” which explored the lives of African American veterans, their trials and triumphs, when they returned from war. To watch, CLICK HERE.
  • "Lee Street Riot" (Audio only).  Dr. Bristol's interview on "Top of the Mind" with host Julie Rose on BYU Radio from the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah explores the 1942 confrontation between African American soldiers and white military police during World War II that became known as the Lee Street Riot.  To listen, CLICK HERE.

Dr. Kevin Greene:

  • “Vietnam: War Abroad, Conflict at Home.” Drs. Kevin Greene and Andrew Wiest presented as part of the "History Is Lunch" series hosted by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.  Dr. Greene discussed the ways in which the draft and the war affected southern culture, southern colleges and universities, southern politics, and the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi. To watch, CLICK HERE.

Dr. Heather M. Stur:

  • Book talk for Saigon at War: South Vietnam and the Global Sixties hosted by Cambridge University Press. Dr. Stur examined the political and cultural dynamism of the Republic of Vietnam until its collapse on April 30, 1975. To watch, CLICK HERE.
  • “Who Gets to Tell the Vietnam War Story?” Dr. Stur’s lecture was part of “Vietnam War / American War Stories: A Symposium on Conflict and Civic Engagement” hosted by Indiana University. She discussed how the voices of South Vietnamese, women, and U.S. support troops are crucial for understanding how the conflict developed and played out, what its consequences were, and what its legacies are. To watch, CLICK HERE.
  • "The Vietnam War (1964–1973)." Dr. Stur's lecture was part of the Foreign Policy Research Institute's "Teaching Military History" series "Why Does America Go to War?" She discussed three motivations behind the United States' gradual intervention in Vietnam, including communism, the Cold War, and credibility. To watch, CLICK HERE.
  • "C-Span Book Discussion on Beyond Combat." Dr. Stur discussed her book Beyond Combat: Women and Gender in the Vietnam War Era. She talked about the different roles both American and Vietnamese women had during the Vietnam War. To watch, CLICK HERE.

Dr. Kenneth Swope:

  • “Experiencing War in Seventeenth Century China” from Confucius Institute at University of Michigan. Dr. Swope discussed the tumultuous Ming-Qing dynastic transition, which was one of the bloodiest and longest in China’s history, and the literature that was produced during the period. He examined how people experienced war in early modern China, highlighting particular cultural responses and considering the Chinese experience in comparison with other times and places. To watch, CLICK HERE.

Dr. Andrew Wiest:

  • “Vietnam: War Abroad, Conflict at Home.” Drs. Kevin Greene and Andrew Wiest presented as part of the "History Is Lunch" series hosted by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Dr. Wiest drew on interviews conducted with hundreds of Vietnam veterans to examine how the strategic failures impacted soldiers and their families back home. To watch, CLICK HERE.
  • C-Span. “U.S. Marines at the Battle of Guadalcanal” as part of the Battle of Guadalcanal Symposium hosted by the National WWII Museum. Dr. Wiest talked about the U.S. Marines who fought at the Battle of Guadalcanal between August 1942 and February 1943. To watch, CLICK HERE.
  • “The Vietnam War at 50: The Vietnamese Perspective Part I with Andrew Wiest” hosted by Virginia Military Institute's Center for Leadership and Ethics. Dr. Wiest discussed the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), outlining what ARVN was, and what were some of its kinetic abilities in both the pacification and the big unit war. To watch, CLICK HERE.
  • C-Span. “Lectures in History: The Vietnam War.” Dr. Wiest, with the help of a local veteran John Young, talked about the Vietnam War, focusing on the Mekong Delta. Wiest spoke about the strategic importance of the area and John Young described what it was like fighting there. To watch, CLICK HERE.
  • "Vietnam's Forgotten Army: Heroism and Betrayal in the ARVN" by The US Army Heritage and Education Center with the U.S. Army War College. Dr. Wiest talked about Pham Van Dinh and Tran Ngoc Hue, who were two of the brightest young officers in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, and how the two officers ended up taking two very different paths during the Vietnam War. To watch, CLICK HERE.
  • "C-Span Book Discussion The Boys of ‘67." In this interview, Dr. Wiest discussed his book The Boys of ’67: Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam and the men’s experiences during the Vietnam War. He explored what the soldiers experienced during the war as well as after they returned home. To watch, CLICK HERE.

Dr. Kyle F. Zelner:

  • For the "Perspectives in Military History Annual Lecture Series," hosted by the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center and the U.S. Army War College, Dr. Zelner discussed his book “Rabble in Arms: Massachusetts Towns and Militiamen during King Philip's War."  Zelner's talk focused on the first major military crisis to affect the Massachusetts Bay Colony and drew on muster and pay lists to demonstrate that Essex County’s more upstanding citizens were spared from the draft while the “rabble” were forced to fight. To watch, CLICK HERE.

Dale Center Events:

  • At the 2022 Mississippi Book Festival in Jackson, the Dale Center sponsored the panel, “World War II from the Air,” which was televised live on C-SPAN. Moderated by award-winning syndicated editorial cartoonist and author Marshall Ramsey, the panel explored the Second World War from the perspective of air combat operations. The featured presenters were Kevin Maurer, author of Damn Lucky: One Man's Courage During the Bloodiest Military Campaign in Aviation History and James M. Scott, author of Black Snow: Curtis LeMay, the Firebombing of Tokyo, and the Road to the Atomic Bomb. To watch, CLICK HERE.