Wednesday, July 12

  • During the day: participants arrive in Hanover, check in at Hanover Inn
  • 7:00pm: Dinner (Hanover Inn, Birch Room)


Thursday, July 13

  • 9am: Discussion of Project Objectives (Hang, Debbie & Ed)
  • 9:30-11:45am: Panel I: Colonial Legacies
    • Hue-Tam Ho Tai, “French Colonialism and the Origins of the Vietnamese Revolution”
    • Eric Jennings, “Indochina During World War II”
    • Stein Tønneson, “The August Revolution”
  • 11:45-1:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00-2:45pm: Panel II: The First Indochina War
    • Pierre Grosser, “Empire and Decolonization in France and Indochina”
    • Oscar Salemink, “The First Indochina War in the Central Highlands”
    • Christopher Goscha, “The Battle of Dien Bien Phu”
  • 2:45-3:15pm: Coffee break
  • 3:15-5:15pm: Discussion with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, the co-producers and co-directors of “Vietnam” (Florentine Films)
  • 5:30-6:45pm: Dinner
  • 7:00-9:00pm: Public film screening: “Vietnam” by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick (Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center)


Friday, July 14

  • 9:00-11:00pm: Panel III: Geneva and its Aftermath
    • David Anderson, “Eisenhower and Vietnam”
    • Phi Van Nguyen, “Ngo Dinh Diem and the Birth of the Republic of Vietnam”
    • Vatthana Pholsena, “Laos Between Two Wars”
  • 11:00am-noon: Revisions and Publication Schedule (Hang, Debbie & Ed)
  • Noon-1:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00-3:00pm: Panel IV: War and Escalation
    • David Elliott, “The Rise of the ‘Viet Cong’ Insurgency”
    • Marc Selverstone, “Kennedy and Vietnam”
    • Ed Miller, “The Crisis of 1963 and the Diem Coup”
  • 3:00-3:30pm: Coffee break
  • 3:30-4:30pm: Small group sessions
  • 5:45pm: Bus to Lake Morrie Resort (meet in lobby of Hanover Inn)
  • 6:30-10:00pm: Cocktails and dinner at Lake Morrie Resort


Saturday, July 15

  • Participants depart