The Texas Tech University’s Vietnam Center & Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive and Institute for Peace & Conflict are holding a two-day Vietnam War academic conference on Friday and Saturday, April 9-10.
The Conference, titled 1970-1971: Nixon, Discord, and the U.S. Withdrawal from Vietnam, opens on Friday morning with welcoming remarks from Ron Milam, the Executive Director of the Institute for Peace & Conflict, and Michael San Francisco, the Interim Dean of the Texas Tech College of Arts and Sciences. The first of two days of 14 panels and talks starts after their remarks and go on throughout the day. The day’s last event is the 5:30 Keynote speech, “Differing Realities for Negotiating Peace in Vietnam: 1970 and 1971 in Washington, Saigon, and Hanoi,” by longtime Vietnam War scholar Larry Berman.
Saturday’s half-day session goes from 8:30 a.m. to a lunch talk at 12:30 p.m. on the 1970 Cambodian Incursion by former Vietnam War correspondent Inette Miller, the author of the new memoir, Girls Don’t! A Woman’s War in Vietnam.
The Conference will be held remotely. Attendees must register for each session. Some might be limited to 100 attendees, but all will be recorded and posted online after the event.
For more info, the full agenda, and links for each session, go to vietnam.ttu.edu/events/2021_Conference/agenda.php
–April 6, 2021