The Impact of Culture, Ethnicity, Race and Religion in the Vietnam War

23 March - 24 March 2007
Holiday Inn Park Plaza - Lubbock, Texas

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Friday, March 23rd

Video

8:00 AM-9:30 AM. Session 1: An Introduction to Analyzing Culture

Moderator: Stephen Maxner, PhD, Texas Tech University

  •   James Bruton , Independent Scholar
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Part 1

Part 2

10:00 AM-11:30 AM. Session 2: The Impact of Religion in the US and Vietnam

Moderator: Meredith Lair, PhD, George Mason University

  •   Dr. Geoffrey Shaw , American Military University
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  •   Carmen Steigman MD , Independent Scholar
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  •   Dr. David E. Settje , Concordia University
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12:30 PM-1:30 PM. Lunch: Guest Speaker - Dr. Larry Berman, the University of California, Davis

    Video

    1:45 PM-3:00 PM. Session 3: The Impact of Antiwar Activities on American Culture

    Moderator: Laura Calkins, PhD, Texas Tech University

    •   Jack Lorenzini , University of Memphis
    •   Dr. Richard B. Verrone , Texas Tech University
    Video

    3:30 PM-5:00 PM. Session 4: Visions of Vietnam: Democracy, Heroes, and the Role of Women in Society

    Moderator: Stephen Maxner, PhD, Texas Tech University

    •   Ta Van Tai , Harvard Law School
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    •   Tien The Nguyen
    •   Heather Stur
    Video

    8:00 PM-9:00 PM. Banquet: Guest Speaker - Keith Taylor, PhD, Cornell University: Collateral Cultures: Wartime Congruencies, Differences, and Indifferences

      Saturday, March 24th

      Video
      Part 1

      Part 2

      8:30 AM-10:00 AM. Session 5: Soldiers' Experiences In-Country

      Moderator: Ron Milam, PhD, Texas Tech University

      •   Dr. Jeremy Kuzmarov , Bucknell University
      •   Dr. Meredith H. Lair , George Mason University
      •   Gerald Waite , Ball State University
      Video
      Part 1

      Part 2

      10:30 AM-12:00 PM. Session 6: Race and Class in the American Military

      Moderator: Justin Hart, PhD, Texas Tech University

      •   Eddie Randle , Vietnam Veteran
      •   Dr. Ron Miliam , Texas Tech University
      •   Dr. Marc Jason Gilbert , Hawaii Pacific University
      Video

      12:45 PM-1:30 PM. Lunch: Guest Speaker - Mr. Charles Long: An American Missionary in Vietnam, 1958-1974

        Video

        2:00 PM-3:00 PM. Session 7: Minority Culture

        Moderator: Richard Verrone, PhD, Texas Tech University

        •   Dr. Neil H. Olsen , University of Utah
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        •   Lap Minh Siu , Texas Tech University
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        3:30 PM-5:00 PM. Session 8: Culture as Reflected in the Literature of War and in Postwar Vietnam

        Moderator: Marc Jason Gilbert, PhD, Hawaii Pacific University

        •   Quan Manh Ha , Texas Tech University
        •   Dr. Samuel B. Hoff , Delaware State University
        •   Dr, Nguyen Ngoc Bich , Independent Scholar