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
    Video
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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
    Video
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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