- THE VIETNAM CENTER AND ARCHIVE
- Texas Tech University
The preliminary agenda for the Vietnam Center’s 2013 conference is now available online.
The Vietnam Center and Archive is proud to announce that we will host our 2013 annual conference in partnership with the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration and the Department of Defense 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration. The conference will take place at the McGowan Theater in the National Archives in Washington, DC, Sept. 26-28, 2013. To organize this conference, we have worked very closely in collaboration with three important scholars of the Vietnam War to include Dr. Lien-Hang T. Nguyen (University of Kentucky), Dr. Edward Miller (Dartmouth College) and Dr. Larry Berman (Georgia State University).
The intellectual objectives of this conference are to examine the year 1963 as it has long been viewed as a watershed in both the history of the Vietnam War and in the evolution of the United States’ intervention in that conflict. The Battle of Ap Bac, the “Buddhist crisis” and the self-immolation of Thich Quang Duc, the abortive “Kennedy withdrawal” of U.S. military advisors from South Vietnam, the overthrow and death of Ngo Dinh Diem in the Saigon coup of November, the Kennedy assassination that same month, the Ninth Plenum of the Vietnam Worker’s Party—all of these events and many others shaped the subsequent escalation of the Vietnam War and contributed to its transformation into a major international conflict. This conference (which will take place during the fiftieth anniversary year of these events) will highlight recent research on various aspects of 1963 in Vietnam. In addition, we expect the conference to use 1963 as a means to explore the larger themes and trends running throughout the history of the Vietnam War. This conference will bring together specialists in the history of the Vietnam War, U.S. foreign relations, international history, the Cold War, and Vietnamese studies.
More information will be added to the conference website as it becomes available.
Vietnam Center Conference – Vietnam, 1963
September 26th-28th, 2013
McGowan Theater, NARA
700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Conference website: www.vietnam.ttu.edu/events/2013_Conference
Preliminary Agenda: http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/events/2013_Conference/agenda.htm
The Fall 2012 issue of the Friends of the Vietnam Center Newsletter is now available online. This issue contains articles on the VNCA’s partnership with the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration, information about our 2013 Annual Conference, to be held in September in Washington, DC, and more.
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The Symposium was held on March 10-12th at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center in Lubbock, TX, and featured speakers from around the United States, Australia, Scotland, China, Vietnam, and Germany presenting on a wide variety of topics.
Still photographs of the symposium are also available on the Vietnam Center and Archive’s Facebook page.
The 7th Triennial Vietnam Symposium is just two weeks away, but there is still time to register.
The symposium will be held at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center in Lubbock on March 10-12th. This year’s symposium includes presentations on a wide variety of topics, with presenters from around the United States, Australia, Scotland, China, Vietnam, and Germany. The complete agenda, hotel information, and an online registration form are available on the symposium website: http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/symposium.htm
We hope to see you there!
The Vietnam Center and Archive has a full schedule of events coming up over the next few months:
March 10-12, 8:00am-5:00pm: 7th Triennial Vietnam Symposium at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center [symposium information, agenda, and registration: http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/symposium.htm]
March 10, 7:00pm: 2011 Guest Lecture Series presents Adrian Cronauer at the Lanier Auditorium of the TTU Law School [more information: http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/GLS]. The lecture will be preceded by a special invitation-only reception with Mr. Cronauer for Friends of the Vietnam Center.
April 6-13: 3rd Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Film Festival (4 films: Green Dragon, Rashomon, The Toll of the Sea, and Kim’s Story). All films at the Formby Room of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library [more information and film show times: http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/2011filmfestival]
April 14, 7:00pm: 2011 Guest Lecture Series presents Kim Phuc at the Allen Theatre of the TTU Student Union Building [more information: http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/GLS]
May 12, 7:00pm: 2011 Guest Lecture Series presents LeAnn Thieman at the Allen Theatre of the TTU Student Union Building [more information: http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/GLS]
We will post more information about each of these events as the dates get closer.
The agenda for the 2011 7th Triennial Vietnam Symposium is now available online. The symposium will occur on March 10-12, 2011, at the Overton Hotel and Convention Center in Lubbock. Presenters will speak on a wide variety of topics.
Please note that speakers and the schedule are subject to change, and we will update this agenda as changes become available.
A registration form for the symposium is available online as well.
We hope to see you there!
The registration form for the Vietnam Center’s upcoming Seventh Triennial Vietnam Symposium is now available online. Registration form and payment must be received by March 1st, 2011. Please note that due to hotel catering requirements, late and onsite registration will not include any meals.
The symposium will take place March 10-12, 2011 at the Overton Hotel in Lubbock, TX. A special room rate of $85 is available until February 7, 2011. For more information, please visit http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/events/2011_Symposium/
The agenda for this symposium will be posted at the link above once it becomes available.
Registration Form Link: http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/events/2011_symposium/registration2011.php
**The deadline for proposals has been extended to December 1, 2010**
The Seventh Triennial Vietnam Symposium will take place on March 10-12, 2011, and will be held at the brand new Overton Hotel and Convention Center in Lubbock, Texas.
Vietnam Center symposia are open to presentations that examine any and all aspects of the United States involvement in Southeast Asia. This includes activities before, during, and after the war in Vietnam. Papers can examine any aspect of the experience to include early interaction and diplomacy, activities in theater during the war, the international dimensions of the war for all sides involved, activities in the US and elsewhere in support of or in opposition to the war, postwar issues, etc.
We encourage anyone interested in presenting a paper to submit a one page proposal and a short CV for consideration. As always, graduate students are highly encouraged to submit proposals. Please format proposals to resemble an abstract to include the author’s name, title/affiliation, and contact information, along with proposed title, thesis/purpose, and main points. Please limit proposal length to a single page and submit them electronically to VietnamCenterConference@ttu.edu. If you make an email submission but do not receive notification of receipt within seven days, please call 806-742-3742 and ask for Steve Maxner, Ph.D., Director, Vietnam Center and Archive.
The deadline for submitting proposals is December 1st, 2010.
For more information, please visit www.vietnam.ttu.edu/events/2011_Symposium/
Thank you and we look forward to you joining us for this event.
A Colloquium on United States National Security Policy and Military Strategy: Understanding the Environment for Contemporary Warfare
Sponsored by the Vietnam Center and Archive and Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University and The Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College
September 15-16, 2010
The Overton Hotel and Convention Center, Lubbock, TX
The goal of this academic colloquium is to discuss what is one of the most serious and difficult problems facing those responsible for US National Security Policy and Military Strategy, that is, how best to understand contemporary warfare and how best to combat global terrorism. The current struggle is not traditional in that the enemy is not a nation-state that has mobilized its military forces and civilian population against the US, demanding assessments of the appropriate levels and uses of force and the deployment and maneuver of military force. Rather, the war against terrorist networks can be viewed as a form of insurgency where policy makers and the military face well organized but loosely connected groups bent on inflicting property, human, and economic damage at any opportunity. The complexity of fighting such enemies requires policy makers and military strategists to address several essential questions so that US policy and strategy not only match but work together in a way that will allow for the ultimate defeat of those who use terror as their principal means of goal achievement.
Call for Papers:
We seek paper and panel proposals that will address such questions and will focus on such important issues as whether US national security policy is based on an accurate conceptualization of terrorism as a threat, whether policies and strategies need to be reassessed with respect to how we are addressing these threats, and what role will coalitions and alliances play in helping political and military leaders develop and implement effective policies and strategies. We welcome and look forward to a range of proposals that examine these issues using qualitative, quantitative, and historical methodologies and analysis.
•Paper proposals: Half page proposal with short (two page) CV
•Panel proposals: Full page proposal with short (two page) CVs for speakers
Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please call 806-742-3742
DEADLINE for submissions: June 30, 2010
To register for this conference and/or reserve a hotel room, please visit http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/events/counterterrorism/