Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand and the Vietnam War

March 13th-14th, 2009

Call for Papers

Most historical examinations of the Vietnam War tend to focus on the effects of the war on the principal participants to include the Republic of Vietnam, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, and the United States. The events that took place in Vietnam from 1955 through 1975, however, had a tremendous impact on the entire region.

The purpose of the 2009 Vietnam Center Conference will be to examine the effects of the war on the neighboring nations of Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand. The Vietnam Center invites both individual paper proposals as well as complete panels that will examine a wide range of topics to include the effects of the war within these nations either individually or collectively; specific events and activities that took place within each of these nations; the participation of US and other military, diplomatic, and civilian organizations within these countries, issues of regional and international diplomacy and diplomatic relations; the participation of these nations' military, diplomatic, and civilian organizations within Vietnam and each other, postwar issues for each nation, etc…

Persons interested in participating should provide a proposal as soon as possible. Please format proposals to resemble an abstract to include the author's name, title, and affiliation, contact information, along with a 500 word abstract. Complete panel proposals should include brief biographies of each speaker, their contact information, as well as a 500 word abstract that describes the theme and purpose for the panel. Please submit proposals to:

Stephen Maxner, Ph.D.
Director, Vietnam Center
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-1041

You may also submit proposals via email to If you make a submission but do not receive notification of receipt within 14 days, please call 806-742-9010.

The deadline for submitting proposals is December 1, 2008

This event will take place at the Holiday Inn Park Plaza in Lubbock, Texas. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!