SPEAKERS TO ADDRESS WIDE RANGE OF TOPICS AT TEXAS TECH VIETNAM CENTER’S TRIENNIAL SYMPOSIUM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 7, 2005
CONTACT: Jeff Stoughton, jeff.stoughton@ttu.edu

LUBBOCK – The Vietnam War continues to evoke strong emotions among Americans 30 years after the end of the conflict. Speakers at the Texas Tech University Vietnam Center’s fifth Triennial Symposium, March 17-19, will examine many aspects of the war and what makes it relevant to today’s society.

Among the speakers for this year’s symposium are:
• John Prados, senior analyst with the National Security Archive, who will compare intelligence-gathering methods used in Vietnam and Iraq;
• Edwin Moise, history professor at Clemson University, who will compare the Gulf of Tonkin incident used to justify war in Vietnam with the specter of weapons of mass destruction raised to justify war in Iraq;
• Marc Jason Gilbert, history professor at North Georgia College and State University, who will compare nation building attempts in South Vietnam to the January elections in Iraq;
• Jerome Corsi, author of “Unfit For Command,” who will discuss the Vietnam War’s effect on election-year politics in 2004;
• Terry DuBose, a Vietnam veteran who served from 1967-1968 and became the Texas regional coordinator for Vietnam Veterans Against the War, who will respond to advertisements commissioned by anti-Kerry groups during the 2004 presidential election.

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CONTACT: James Reckner, director of the Vietnam Center, at (806) 742-3742 or james.reckner@ttu.edu.