1967: The Search for Peace

27 April - 29 April 2017
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center - Lubbock, TX

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 Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive, Texas Tech University, or the State of Texas.

Friday, April 28th

6:30 PM-. : Welcoming Reception

    Video

    [Sycamore Room]
    8:00 AM-. : Welcoming Remarks

    Moderator: Stephen Maxner, Ph.D.

      Video

      [Sycamore Room]
      8:30 AM-. Session 1: Understanding 1967 and the Search for Peace

      Moderator: Greg Daddis, Ph.D. Chapman University

      •   Dave Lewis Colonel, USAF (Retired), Texas Tech University , Texas Tech University
      •   Ron Milam , Texas Tech University
      •   Kyle Longley , Arizona State University
      Video

      [Sycamore Room]
      10:30 AM-. 2A: Anticipating Nixon’s War

      Moderator: TBD

      •   Chau Huy Ngoc , Independent Researcher
      •   Clayton Kozan , Texas Tech University
      •   Brian Robertson , Texas A&M University Central Texas
      Video

      [Cypress Room]
      10:30 AM-. 2B: The Soldier Experience in the United States and Vietnam, Part I

      •   Andrew Finlayson Colonel, USMC (Retired)
      •   Jim Zumwalt Lieutenant Colonel, USMC (Retired)
      •   Hai Nguyen , Texas Tech University
      Video

      [Mahogany Room]
      12:00 PM-. : Lunch Presentation - The Shared Experience of Combat — 1967 from the Mekong to Missouri

      Moderator: Steve Maxner

        Video

        [Sycamore Room]
        1:30 PM-. 3A: The Vietnam War from a Global Perspective

        Moderator: Laura Calkins

        •   Justin Hart , Texas Tech University
        •   Paul Bjerk , Texas Tech University
        •   Jarema Slowiak , Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
        [Cypress Room]
        1:30 PM-. 3B: The Soldier Experience in the United States and Vietnam, Part II

        •   Frank Scotton
        •   James Sandy , Texas Tech University
        •   Carie Nguyen , Texas Tech University
        Video

        [Sycamore Room]
        3:30 PM-. 4A: Screening the Vietnam War

        Moderator: Justin Hart, Ph.D., Texas Tech University

        •   David Zeiger , Documentary Filmmaker
        •   Mary Ann Koenig , Documentary Filmmaker
        [Cypress Room]
        3:30 PM-. 4B: Debating the War in the United States

        Moderator: Stephen Sherman, Vietnam Veteran, Independent Researcher

        •   Robert F. Turner , Center for National Security Law, University of Virginia School of Law
        •   Andrew Finlayson, Independent Researcher Marc Jason Gilbert, Ph.D., Hawaii Pacific University
        Video

        [Mahogany Room]
        7:40 PM-. : Words of War: The Strategic Discourse of America’s Vietnam Experience

        Moderator: Steve Maxner

          Saturday, April 29th

          Video

          [Sycamore Room]
          8:00 AM-. 5A: Conscientious Objection

          •   Philip Szmedra , Georgia Southwestern State Universit
          •   David Zeiger , Documentary Filmmaker
          •   Abel Rios , Texas Tech University
          Video

          [Cypress Room]
          8:00 AM-. 5B: Disrupting the War

          •   Roger Canfield , Independent Scholar
          •   Michael Do , Independent Researcher
          •   Kyle Horst , Independent Researcher
          Video

          [Sycamore Room]
          10:00 AM-. 6A: The Domestic Culture of the Vietnam War

          Moderator: Heather Stur, Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

          •   Randy McBee , Texas Tech University
          •   Amber Batura , Texas Tech University
          •   Scott Kamen , University of Toledo
          Video

          [Cypress Room]
          10:00 AM-. 6B: Religion and Antiwar Activism

          •   Steven Schroeder , Independent Scholar
          •   Luke Martin
          •   Le Thi Hoa , University Paris Diderot, Paris, France
          Video

          [Mahogany Room]
          11:30 AM-. : Lunch Presentation

            Video

            [Sycamore Room]
            1:00 PM-. 7A: Rural Issues in South Vietnam

            •   Martin G. Clemis , Valley Forge Military Academy and College
            •   Neil H. Olsen , Independent Scholar
            •   Stephen Sherman , Independent Researcher
            Video

            [Cypress Room]
            1:00 PM-. 7B: Fulbright, Education, and Human Rights

            •   Nathaniel Moir , State University of New York at Albany (SUNY)
            •   Cody J. Foster , University of Kentucky
            •   Truong, Thuy Dung , Hamburg University, Hamburg, Germany
            Video

            [Sycamore Room]
            3:00 PM-. 8A: Technology and Development in the Vietnam War

            •   Andrew J. Gawthorpe , Leiden University, The Netherlands
            •   Marc Jason Gilbert , Hawaii Pacific University
            •   Mervyn Roberts , Central Texas College
            Video

            [Cypress Room]
            3:00 PM-. 8B: People’s Diplomacy

            •   Diu Huong Nguyen , University of Washington, Seattle
            •   Glenn Robins , Georgia Southwestern State University
            •   Jessica M. Frazier , University of Rhode Island
            Video

            [Sycamore Room]
            4:30 PM-. : Closing Remarks

            Moderator: Stephen Maxner, Ph.D., Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University