Sunday, September 15, 2013

A Vietnam conference in D.C. Sept 26th - 28th.

I echo what CTKA is saying.  But, I wonder if John would want to go and present anything.  I think he's kind of in a self-retirement mode from JFK and Vietnam.  I hope I'm wrong.  Maybe he might want to go just as a member of the audience.  It's short notice to put a presentation together.  It starts in 11 days, and the 26th is a Thursday.

On September 26-28, the Vietnam Center and Archive out of Texas Tech will co-host a Conference at the McGowan Theater at NARA.

Here are the links to this event:

This conference will focus on 1963 as a key year in America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. If one looks at the program roster, Dr. John Newman is not invited yet. But if his book JFK and Vietnam had not been published, would they being holding this conference? No book did more to change the view of scholars and academics on this subject than Newman’s book. To invite over 30 speakers and not invite Newman makes the whole affair problematic. Especially since it comes two months before the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination. And secondly, if one looks at the roster of speakers, because many of them have not done anywhere near the stature of work Newman has done on the subject.

We urge everyone to write, call or fax Dr. Steve Maxner, director of the Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University to correct this oversight. These are the contact numbers:

Phone: 806-834-2621
Fax: 806-742-8664
Address: Vietnam Center, Box 41045, Lubbock, Texas 79409-1045
Please do this as soon as you can. Like right now.

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