The 5th Triennial Vietnam Symposium is scheduled for 17-19 March 2005, and will be held at the Holiday Inn Park Plaza, the hotel where the 1st through 3rd Triennial Symposia were held. The Center has already begun preliminary planning and has issued a number of invitations for key speakers for the program.
There are three key Vietnam-related anniversaries in 2005: The 40th anniversary of the first major commitment of US ground forces to Vietnam; the 30th anniversary of the end of the war; and the 10th anniversary of the normalization of relations between the United States and Vietnam. Our symposia traditionally are open for papers examining any aspects of the American involvement in Vietnam and we encourage anyone interested in presenting a paper to submit a one-page proposal to the Vietnam Center. These anniversaries, however, suggest topics that participants might wish to explore. As always, graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals.
Submission Deadline: 15 January 2005. Submissions should be formatted to resemble an abstract, with title, thesis/purpose, and main points, in a maximum of 300 to 500 words. Include your full name, title/affiliation, and contact information. Proposals may be submitted electronically by e-mail to Vietnam.Center@ttu.edu, by fax to (806) 742-8664, or by mail to James R. Reckner at address provided below.
James R. Reckner, Ph.D., Director
The Vietnam Center
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-1045
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