Tentative Agenda

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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM                 Reception/Registration

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM                  Opening Ceremony

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM                  Discussion #1:

  • Topic: What Caused the Vietnam War
  • Presenters: Dr. Hoat Doan and Dr. Lee Snaples

9:50 AM - 10:10 AM               Q&A

10:10 AM - 10:20 AM             Break

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM             Discussion #2:

  • Topic: How the war progressed in leading to the fall of Saigon
  • Presenter: Dr. Nguyen Le and Dr. John Lundberg

10:50 AM - 11:10 AM               Q&A

11:10 AM - 11:20 AM               Break

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM             Discussion #3:

  • Topics:
    1. How the Armed Forces of the Republic of Vietnam performed?
    2. What happened to them after the fall of Saigon?
    3. Has the war really ended for them?
  • Presenter: Dr. Truong Nong and Mr. Richard Botkin

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM             Q&A

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM               Break/Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM                 Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Geoffrey Shaw

  • How the US  media and the Anti-war movement contributed to the fall of Saigon.
  • How the United States participated in the Vietnam war.

1:20 PM - 1:30 PM                 Break

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM                 Groups Discussion

2:15 PM - 2:20 PM                 Break

2:20 PM - 4:00 PM                Groups Presentation and Q&A

4:00 PM                                  Closing Remark