The Overseas Vietnamese Experience

31 March - 01 April 2000
Texas Tech University International Cultural Center - Lubbock, Texas

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Friday, March 31st


9:00 am Opening: Official Opening of Conference

  • Opening Remarks
    Dr. James Reckner , Vietnam Center Director, Texas Tech University

  • Welcome
    Dr. Donald Haragan , President, Texas Tech University

  • Introduction to "The Vietnamese: Self-Portrait of a People" Photo Exhibit
    Jeff Brody , California State University, Fullerton


10:15 am Panel 1: US-Vietnamese Relations

Moderator: Professor Douglas Pike, Texas Tech University

  • US-VN Relations and How Vietnamese-Americans Can Contribute to the Mutual Interests of Both Nations
    Tran Dieu Chan , UC Santa Cruz

  • Transnational Linkages Between the Vietnamese American Community and Vietnam
    Caroline Kieu Linh Valverde , UC Berkeley


11:15 am Talk: Reception/Break/Other

Moderator: Khanh Le, Texas Tech University

  • The Experience of Teaching Vietnamese Language in Australia
    Dr. Phan Van Giuong , Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia


11:45 am Lunch: Reception/Break/Other

  • Hon. Bui Diem , Former Ambassador to the United States


1:15 pm Panel 2: Records of the Overseas Vietnamese Experience

Moderator: Dr. Ron Frankum, Vietnam Archive, Texas Tech University

  • Recorded Information on Overseas Experience: Issues in Organization and Use
    Vinh The-Lam , University of Saskatchewan

  • Documenting the Overseas Vietnamese Experience: The Southeast Asian Archive of the University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Anne Frank , SEA Archive, UC, Irvine


3:00 pm Panel 3: The Vietnamese-American Community

Moderator: Dr. Nguyen Manh Hung, George Mason University

  • Building Democratic Values: Community Building and the Politics of Vietnamese Communities in Host Countries
    Long S. Le , University of Houston

Saturday, April 1st


9:00 am Panel 4: The Houston Vietnamese Community

Moderator: Dr. Henry Nguyen, Texas Tech University

  • Political History of Houston^D>'s Vietnamese Community
    Roy Vu , University of Houston

  • Building a New Life: Profile of the Vietnamese Community in Houston, TX
    Thao Ha , University of Houston


10:15 am Panel 5: Politics of the Overseas Vietnamese

Moderator: Jeff Brody, CSU, Fullerton

  • Dr. Christian Collete , UC, Irvine

  • Dr. Jeff Brody , CSU, Fullerton

  • Pham X. Quang , Writer

11:15 am Talk: Reception/Break/Other

Moderator: Professor Douglas Pike, Texas Tech University

  • Vietnam: a Vietnamese-American View
    Philip Phu Bui


11:45 am Lunch: Reception/Break/Other

  • Vietnam Since the War: A Photographic Essay
    Antonia Neubauer


1:15 pm-2:15 pm Talk: Reception/Break/Other

Moderator: Dr. James Reckner, The Vietnam Center, Texas Tech University

  • The Vietnamese Experience and Vietnamese Culture in Germany
    Britta & Joachim Gaedecke , Gottingen University, Germany

  • The Overseas Vietnamese Experience
    Dr. Pho Ba Long


2:30 pm Panel 7: Probelms of Acculturation

Moderator: Ambassador Bui Diem

  • Vietnamese Traumatic Experiences, Psychological and Emotional Adjustment in the US, and Acculturation Process
    Dana Nguyen

  • Attitudes of Southeast Asian Immigrant Students Toward Counseling
    Dr. Phu Dinh Hoang