Events

The New York City Veterans Day parade leaves from 5th avenue and 26th street a little after 11 am on Nov. 11; participating NYU veterans are invited to Kimmel beforehand for breakfast and snacks.

The Student Resource Center offers a free lunch for NYU students who are veterans or currently serving in the military (Nov. 9). a screening of the film Project 22, about therapy and support programs for veterans (Nov. 10), and a coffee break for military students and veterans on Friday (Nov. 13).

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute launches a journal commemorating 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War (Nov. 11), and hosts talks by anti-violence activists and artists (Nov. 13).

The NYU London community is invited to Trafalgar Square for an event commemorating the downing of arms at the end of the First World War (Nov. 11).

The College of Nursing hosts a screening of the film When I Came Home, a documentary following homeless military veterans as they navigate the medical and social service system in New York City (Nov. 12).

Stern kicks off its first ever Veterans Week with a panel discussion featuring MBA students who are veterans (Nov. 10), a bootcamp workout session (Nov. 11), and a speech by Major General Paul Lefebvre of the U.S. Marine Corps (Nov. 12).
 

Food for Thought

Phil Klay, Iraq veteran and winner of the National Book Award for his short story collection Redeployment, reflects on his experiences as part of NYU’s Veterans Writing Workshop.

In all, 375,000 African Americans served in The Great War, changing the face of the U.S. military forever. NYU historian Jeffrey Sammons tells the story of the 369th regiment, Harlem’s Rattlers.

The NYU Alumni Magazine identifies echoes of World War I in today’s headlines.

NYU historian Marilyn Young questions whether the atomic bomb was necessary to end World War II.

Wagner alum Jayson Browder discusses Veterans4Diplomacy (V4D), his new venture to help student veterans to develop into the next generation of American foreign policy leaders.  

NYU historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat contemplates World War I’s legacy for CNN, 100 years later.