7th Triennial Vietnam Symposium

10 March - 12 March 2011
Overton Hotel and Conference Center - 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.

Thursday, March 10th

Video

8:30 AM-9:00 AM. Welcoming Remarks: Reception/Break/Other

  •   Dr. Stephen Maxner , Director, Vietnam Center and Archive
  •   Dr. Bob Smith , Provost, Texas Tech University
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[Sunset B/C]
9:00 AM-10:30 AM. Session 1: Dr. Gerald Hickey Memorial Session: Understanding the Ethnic Minorities of Vietnam

Moderator: Dr. Jeff Williams, Texas Tech University

  •   Dr. Jeff Williams , Texas Tech University
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  •   Mr. Neil Olsen , University of Utah
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  •   Mr. Lap Siu , Texas Tech University
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  •   Ms. Tam Nguyen , University of Oregon
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[Sunset B/C]
11:00 AM-12:30 PM. Session 2: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

  •   Col. Michael Towns, Richard Williams, Jamie Holmes, Cathy Sullivan, and Lt. Col. Hunter Holiday , Department of Defense Vietnam War Commemoration Program Office
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[Sunset A]
12:30 PM-1:30 PM. Lunch: Reception/Break/Other

  •   Geoffrey Wiles , Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
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[Sunset B/C]
2:30 PM-4:00 PM. 3a: Graduate Student Research on the Vietnam War

Moderator: Dr. Ron Milam, Texas Tech University

  •   Chau Huy Ngoc , National University of Singapore
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  •   Justin Simundson , Texas Tech University
  •   James Sandy , Texas Tech University
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[Horizon A/B]
2:30 PM-4:00 PM. 3b: War and Politics as Depicted on Postage Stamps in French Indochina

Moderator: Dr. Kelly Crager, Vietnam Center and Archive

  •   Ron Matteri , Philatelist, San Anselmo, CA
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  •   Nat Ward , Philatelist, San Diego, CA
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Friday, March 11th

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[Sunset B]
8:30 AM-10:00 AM. 4a: Diplomacy and the Vietnam War

Moderator: Curtis Peoples, Southwest Collection, Texas Tech University

  •   Dr. Ronald B. Frankum Jr. , Millersville University of Pennsylvania
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  •   Alex Gagnon , University of Illinois-Chicago
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[Sunset C]
8:30 AM-10:00 AM. 4b: US Marine Corps in Vietnam: Civic Action and Pacification

Moderator: Dr. Ron Milam, Texas Tech University

  •   John Southard , Texas Tech University
  •   Jason M. Sokiera , University of Southern Mississippi
  •   Jim Donovan , Independent Researcher
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[Horizon A/B]
8:30 AM-10:00 AM. 4c: Veteran Perspectives on the Vietnam War

Moderator: Dr. Kelly Crager, Vietnam Center and Archive

  •   Larry Chambers , Independent Researcher
  •   W. Howard Plunkett , Independent Researcher
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  •   Charles L. Byler , Independent Researcher
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[Sunset B]
10:30 AM-12:00 PM. 5a: Australian Combat Operations in Vietnam

Moderator: Curtis Peoples, Southwest Collection, Texas Tech University

  •   Dr. Bob Hall , University of New South Wales, Australian Defense Force Academy
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  •   Jeff Schultz , Luzerne County Community College
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[Sunset C]
10:30 AM-12:00 PM. 5b: US Military Doctrine, Organization, and Strategy in Vietnam

Moderator: Dr. Edward Miller, Dartmouth College

  •   James J. Reynolds , Fordham University
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  •   Mark A. Vieny , Director, US Army Heritage & Education Center, Carlisle Barracks, PA
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  •   Jonathan B. Chavanne , Texas A&M University
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[Horizon A/B]
10:30 AM-12:00 PM. 5c: Online Resources and Representations of the Vietnam War

Moderator: Dr. Steve Maxner, Vietnam Center and Archive

  •   Amy Mondt , Vietnam Center and Archive
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  •   Ron Osgood , Indiana University
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[Sunset A]
12:00 PM-1:00 PM. Lunch: Reception/Break/Other

  •   Dr. Larry Berman , University of California, Davis
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[Sunset B]
1:30 PM-3:00 PM. 6a: Reexamining Major Military Campaigns of the Vietnam War

Moderator: Mark A. Viney, US Army

  •   Nicholas Arandia , Texas Tech University
  •   Tin Nguyen , Independent Researcher
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  •   Dr. Steve Randolph , National Defense University
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[Sunset C]
1:30 PM-3:00 PM. 6b: Domestic Reactions and Challenges to US Policy in Vietnam

Moderator: Dr. John Barnett, Emporia State University

  •   Dr. Nicole L. Anslover , Indiana University Northwest
  •   Sal DePasquale , Independent Researcher
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  •   Adam Richards , Millersville University of Pennsylvania
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[Horizon A/B]
1:30 PM-3:00 PM. 6c: Film Screening: My Vietnam, Your Iraq

Moderator: Ron Osgood, Professor, Indiana University & Documentary Filmmaker

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    [Sunset B]
    3:30 PM-5:00 PM. 7a: Political, Military, and Economic Assistance from China, Korea, and Japan

    Moderator: Dr. Justin Hart, Texas Tech University

    •   Theresa Monserrat , Millersville University of Pennsylvania
    •   Nguyen T. Trung , University of Virginia
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    •   Dr. Donovan C. Chau , California State University, San Bernardino
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    [Sunset C]
    3:30 PM-5:00 PM. 7b: Red Cross Volunteers in Vietnam: Donut Dolly Memories - Viet Nam 1969-1970

    •   Sherry Connaway
    •   Rachel Torrance
    Video

    [Horizon A/B]
    3:30 PM-5:00 PM. 7c: Film Screening: Vietnam the Memory

    Moderator: Remy Vlek, Director and Producer, Filmwerk Remy Vlek, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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    [Sunset A]
    8:00 PM-. Banquet: Reception/Break/Other

    •   Mr. Adrian Cronauer

    Saturday, March 12th

    Video
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    [Sunset B]
    8:30 AM-10:00 AM. 8a: Why the Vietnam War is Relevant Today

    Moderator: Stephen Sherman, Independent Researcher

    •   Dr. Roger Canfield
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    •   Phil Jennings
    •   Bill Laurie
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    [Sunset C]
    8:30 AM-10:00 AM. 8b: Remembering the Sacrifices and Accounting for the Missing

    Moderator: Dr. Steve Maxner, Vietnam Center and Archive

    •   Adrian Cronauer , former spokesman for DPMO
    •   Alejandro P. Villalva , USAF Life Sciences Equipment Laboratory (LSEL), Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
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    [Sunset B]
    10:30 AM-12:00 AM. 9a: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan

    Moderator: Dr. Steve Randolph, National Defense University

    •   Dr. Darrell D. Turner , Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas
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    •   Ted Engelmann , Independent Researcher
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    [Sunset C]
    10:30 AM-12:00 PM. 9b: Postwar Reeducation and Resettlement

    Moderator: Dr. Donovan Chau, California State University

    •   Ann Mallett , Vietnam Center and Archive
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    •   Jason Stewart , Vietnam Center and Archive
    •   Son Mai , McNeese State University
    Video

    [Sunset A]
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM. Lunch: Reception/Break/Other

    •   Dr. Jim Reckner , Texas Tech University
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    [Sunset B]
    1:30 PM-3:00 PM. 10a: Remembering the Vietnam War: U.S. Policy and Historiography

    Moderator: Dr. Ron Frankum, Millersville University

    •   Brendan McQuade , Binghamton University (SUNY)
    •   Kyle Horst , Independent Researcher
    Video
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    [Sunset C]
    1:30 PM-3:00 PM. 10b: Atrocities in Vietnam: Genocide in Cambodia

    Moderator: Dr. Kelly Crager, Vietnam Center and Archive

    •   Brett Reilly , University of Wisconsin-Madison
    •   Gary Kulik , Independent Researcher
    •   Nikki Davis , Texas Tech University
    Video
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    [Sunset B]
    3:30 PM-5:00 PM. 11a: Post-War Policies, Perceptions, and Normalized Relations

    Moderator: Dr. Ron Milam, Texas Tech University

    •   Dr. John Barnett , Emporia State University
    •   Hoang Cam Thanh , Texas A&M Commerce
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    •   Thi Diem Dao , Heidelberg Center for American Studies, University of Heidelberg
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    [Sunset C]
    3:30 PM-5:00 PM. 11b: Sexual Exploitation and Human Rights: Literature and Law as Cultural and Political Discourse

    Moderator: Dr. Steve Maxner, Vietnam Center and Archive

    •   Walter Jones , J. Willard Marriott Library, Special Collections Department, University of Utah
    •   Quan Manh Ha , Texas Tech University
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    •   Stephen Denney , Independent Researcher