Christian G. Appy, Professor of History
Appy is the author of three books about the Vietnam War, including American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity. At UMass Amherst, he has received the Chancellor’s Medal, the Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award. He is now writing an Ellsberg biography with the working title Ellsberg’s Mutiny: War and Resistance in the Age of Vietnam, The Pentagon Papers, and Nuclear Terror.
“Now, more than ever, it is imperative that universities engage students and the public in the serious examination of our current crises and their historical roots. It is equally vital that we act on our understandings to advance change. The promotion of education and action for peace and democracy—that is the core mission of this initiative.”
—Christian G. Appy