Newswise — This week marks 50 years since the Moratorium March on Washington, a protest that drew nearly half a million people. Professor David Cortright, director of policy studies and the Peace Accords Matrix at the University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, was an enlisted soldier who opposed the war and joined the demonstration that day. Along with 1,364 other soldiers, Cortright signed a letter that ran as an ad in the New York Times, which began “We are 1,365 active-duty servicemen. We are opposed to American involvement in the war in Vietnam.” 

Cortright and co-editors Ron Carver and Barbara Doherty will launch their book "Waging Peace in Vietnam" at the eponymous conference this week at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Cortright will be at the conference and available for interviews.