Thursday, September 2, 2010

Conference on The American Experience in Southeast Asia, 1946-1975

The Office of the Historian, U.S. State Department, is hosting a conference on The American Experience in Southeast Asia, 1946-1975, September 29-30, 2010, at the State Department, Washington, D.C.

The conference features remarks by Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton, Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, Former Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte, and Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard A. Holbrooke, and leading Vietnam War scholars.

This international conference features a panel on “The View from Hanoi: Historians from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.” It also features at least one legal history paper. Stephen Griffin, Tulane Law School, is presenting: “The Legal Justification for the Vietnam War: Backwards and Forwards with Nicholas deB. Katzenbach.”

More information about the conference is here. The full program will at some point be posted here. It will be held in the East Auditorium, George C. Marshall Conference Center, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC. You can register for the conference here.

Of special note to those who can’t attend: the conference website includes links to great resources on the Vietnam War. There is much to find on the site, but I found particularly helpful the suggestions for further reading, which links to this excellent and thorough bibliography.