Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand and the Vietnam War

13 March - 14 March 2009
Holiday Inn Park Plaza - Lubbock, Texas

The views and opinions expressed in these papers, presentations, and videos are strictly those of the presenters and authors and do not represent the Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University, or the State of Texas.

Friday, March 13th

Video

[Mahogany/Sycamore]
8:00 AM-8:30 AM. : Opening Remarks

Moderator: Dr. Stephen Maxner, Director, Vietnam Center

  •   Dr.  Guy  Bailey , President, Texas Tech University
Video
Part 1

Part 2

[Mahogany/Sycamore]
8:30 AM-10:00 AM. Session 1: Understanding the War in Southeast Asia through the declassified works of Thomas Ahern

Moderator: Dr. Clayton Laurie, Historian, Center for the Sutdy of Intelligence

  •   Dr.  Jeffrey  Race , Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand
  •   Col.  Andrew  Finlayson , Independent Researcher/Military Analyst
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  •   Mr.  Merle  Pribbenow , Independent Researcher/Retired Intelligence Officer
  •   Dr.  Timothy N.  Castle , Historian, Center for the Study of Intelligence
Video

[Mahogany/Sycamore]
10:30 AM-12:00 PM. Session 2: Vietnamese Perspectives on the War in Laos and Cambodia

Moderator: Dr. Ron Milam, Texas Tech University

  •   Mr.  Chau Huy  Ngoc , Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
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  •   Dr.  Nguyen Thanh  Long , Vietnam National University. Ho Chi Minh City
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  •   Ms.  Diu  Huong , Graduate Student, Ohio University, Athens
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Video

[Atrium]
12:00 PM-1:00 PM. Lunch: Guest Speaker - Dr. Dennis Patterson, Executive Director, Institute for Modern Conflict, Diplomacy and Reconciliation, Texas Tech University

    Video
    Part 1

    Part 2

    [Mahogany/Sycamore]
    1:30 PM-3:00 PM. Session 3: The War in Laos: The Early Years

    Moderator: Dr. Marc Jason Gilbert, Hawai'i Pacific University

    •   Mr.  Rufus  Phillips , CIA, Laos
    •   Dr.  Joyce  Hoffmann , Old Dominion University
    •   Dr.  John  Prados , National Security Archive
    Video

    [Mahogany/Sycamore]
    3:30 PM-5:00 PM. Session 4: The War in Laos

    Moderator: Dr. Dennis Patterson, Texas Tech University

    •   Mr.  Allen  Cates , Air America, Laos
    •   Dr.  Ian G.  Baird , The University of British Columbia, Vancouver
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    •   Dr.  Michael  Carroll , SDF Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Calgary

    Saturday, March 14th

    Video
    Part 1

    Part 2

    [Mahogany/Sycamore]
    8:30 AM-10:00 AM. Session 5: New Interpretations of the War in Laos

    Moderator: Dr. Joyce Hoffmann, Old Dominion University

    •   Mr.  Rob  Weiner , Texas Tech University
    •   Dr.  Marc Jason  Gilbert , Hawaii Pacific University
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    Video

    [Mahogany/Sycamore]
    10:30 AM-12:00 PM. Session 6: Postwar Laos

    Moderator: Dr. Michael Carroll, SDF Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Calgary

    •   Mr.  Marcus  Rhinelander , Independent Researcher and Filmmaker
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    •   Mr.  Michael B.  Swyer , University of California, Berkeley
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    •   Dr.  Jane  Hamilton-Merritt , Author, Photo-Journalist, Human Rights Researcher
    Video

    [Atrium]
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM. Lunch: Guest Speaker - Dr. Timothy N. Castle, Historian, Center for the Study of Intelligence

      Video

      [Mahogany/Sycamore]
      1:30 PM-3:00 PM. Session 7: The War in Cambodia

      Moderator: Dr. Kelly Crager, Texas Tech University

      •   Mr.  Steve  Sherman , Independent Researcher
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      •   Mr.  Tan D.  Thach , Independent Researcher
      Video
      Part 1

      Part 2

      [Mahogany/Sycamore]
      3:30 PM-5:00 PM. Session 8: The War in Thailand

      Moderator: Dr. Jeffrey Race, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand

      •   Dr.  Tom  Reich , University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
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      •   Dr.  Richard A.  Ruth , United States Naval Academy
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      •   Sudian  Paungpetch , Texas A&M University
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      Video

      [Atrium]
      7:00 PM-9:00 PM. Banquet: Special Guest Speaker - Ambassador Sichan Siv, Former US Ambassador tot he United Nations