Texas Tech and Johns Hopkins Host Conference on Applying Vietnam Lessons

Experts from academia, government, the military and think tanks will attend the two-day conference.

Written by Cory Chandler

Texas Tech University’s Vietnam Center and Archive and The Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and will hold a conference focused on applying counterinsurgency lessons learned in Vietnam to the U.S.’ two current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The two-day conference, “Lessons Learned, Lessons Lost: Counterinsurgency From Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan,” takes place from 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday (March 4) and from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Friday (March 5) at the Kenney Auditorium of the SAIS Nitze Building in Washington, D.C.

Experts from academia, government, the military and think tanks will speak throughout the conference.

Texas Tech’s Vietnam Center and Archive has hosted its annual conference in Lubbock since 1993. This is the center’s first time to host the conference outside of Lubbock and in coordination with SAIS.

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Find additional conference information at www.vietnam.ttu.edu/events/2010_Conference/.

Home to more than 20 million books, letters, photos and other documents, the Vietnam Center and Archive holds to the largest collection of Vietnam War-related materials outside the National Archive.

Based in Washington, D.C., SAIS educates students for professional international affairs careers in government, business, journalism, international organizations, academia and nonprofits.

Media who want to cover the event should contact Felisa Neuringer Klubes in the SAIS Communications Office at 202.663.5626 or fklubes@jhu.edu.