Former U.N. Ambassador to Speak at Texas Tech

Sichan Siv escaped the Cambodian killing fields in 1976.

WHAT:           Vietnam Center and Archive Guest Lecture Series with Ambassador Sichan Siv

WHEN:           7 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 24)

WHERE:         International Cultural Center, 4th Street and Indiana Avenue

EVENT:          Sichan Siv escaped the Cambodian killing fields in 1976, resettling in Connecticut.


From 1989-1993, Siv served as a deputy assistant to President George H.W. Bush, and as a deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of State. In 2001, he was confirmed as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, a position he held until 2006.

Siv is the author of two books: “Golden Bones” and “Golden Words.” A book signing will follow his lecture.

This is the first event in the series of distinguished speakers hosted by The Vietnam Center and Archive, which is made possible by a grant from the Helen Jones Foundation. It is part of an effort to enrich the study of the Vietnam War’s lasting influence on American politics, society and culture and on contemporary issues in Southeast Asia.

Admission is free and open to the public.

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CONTACT: Amy Mondt, assistant archivist, Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-5237, or