Miller Center

The Politics Of Troop Withdrawal

June 5, 2008
9:00 AM


Gerald L Baliles, Marc Selverstone

The Politics of Troop Withdrawal: Opening Remarks

Gov. Gerald L. Baliles, Director, Miller Center
Marc Selverstone, Assistant Professor, Presidential Recordings Program, Miller Center

June 5, 2008
9:15 AM



Sidney M. Milkis, George Herring, Bob McMahon

The Politics of Troop Withdrawal: Keynote Address

9:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Robert McMahon, Ralph D. Mershon Distinguished Professor of History, Ohio State University
The Politics, and Geopolitics, of American Troop Withdrawals from Vietnam, 19681972

Comment: George Herring, Alumni Professor of History, University of Kentucky
Moderator: Sid Milkis, White Burkett Miller Professor of Politics at U.Va. and Assistant Director for Academic Programs, Miller Center, University of Virginia

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June 5, 2008
10:45 AM




Marc Selverstone, Ken Hughes, Fredrik Logevall, David Coleman

The Politics of Troop Withdrawal: Phased Withdrawals and Decent Intervals: Presidential Decision-Mak

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Marc Selverstone, Assistant Professor, Presidential Recordings Program, Miller Center, University of Virginia
It's a Date: Kennedy and the Timetable for a Vietnam Troop Withdrawal

Ken Hughes, Scholar, Presidential Recordings Program, Miller Center, University of Virginia
Fatal Politics: The Nixon Tapes, Vietnam, and the 1972 Republican Presidential Landslide

Comment: Fredrik Logevall, Professor of History, Cornell University
Moderator: David Coleman, Assistant Professor and Chair of Presidential Recordings Program, Miller Center, University of Virginia

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June 5, 2008
12:15 PM



Jeffrey W Legro, Philip Zelikow, Robert Jervis

The Politics of Troop Withdrawal: A Question of Balance: Interweaving Domestic and Foreign Considera

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Robert Jervis, Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Affairs, Columbia University
Troop Withdrawals: Salted Peanuts or Doing More with Less?

Comment: Philip Zelikow, White Burkett Miller Professor of History, University of Virginia
Moderator: Jeffrey Legro, Compton Professor of World Politics and Chair of the Politics Department, Co-Chair of the Governing America in a Global Era program, Miller Center, University of Virginia

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June 5, 2008
1:45 PM




Joseph Fry, Julian E. Zelizer, Randall Bennett Woods, Russell Riley

The Politics of Troop Withdrawal: The Constitutional Struggle: Executive-Legislative Issues

1:45 PM – 3:15 PM

Joseph Fry, Distinguished Professor of History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
To Negotiate or Bomb?: Congressional Prescriptions for Withdrawing U.S. Troops from Vietnam

Julian Zelizer, Professor of History and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Congress and the Politics of Troop Withdrawal, 19661973

Comment: Randall Woods, John A. Cooper Distinguished Professor of History, University of Arkansas
Moderator: Russell Riley, Associate Professor and Chair, Presidential Oral History Program, Miller Center, University of Virginia

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June 5, 2008
3:30 PM




Paul Martin, Ralph Levering, Melvin Small, Chester Pach

The Politics of Troop Withdrawal: A Thousand People in the Street: The Media, Public Opinion, and T

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Chester Pach, Associate Professor of History, Ohio University
The Long Goodbye: TV News, Vietnamization, and U.S. Withdrawal from Vietnam, 196975

Melvin Small, Distinguished Professor of History, Wayne State University
"Bring the Boys Home Now!: What We Can Learn from Antiwar Movement Strategies for U.S. Withdrawal from Vietnam"

Comment: Ralph Levering, Vail Professor of History, Davidson College
Moderator: Paul Martin, Assistant Professor, Presidential Oral History Program, Miller Center, University of Virginia

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June 6, 2008
10:45 AM



Professor Brian Balogh, Brig. Gen. Charles F. Brower, USA (ret.), Jeffrey Record

The Politics of Troop Withdrawal: Reasoning From Analogy: Using History to Get Out of War

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Jeffrey Record, Professor of Strategy and Leadership, Air War College
Leaving Vietnam: Insights for Iraq?

Comment: Brig. Gen. Charles F. Brower, USA (ret.), Deputy Superintendent for Academics, and Dean of Faculty, Virginia Military Institute
Moderator: Brian Balogh, Associate Professor of History at U.Va. and Co-Chair of the Governing America in a Global Era program, Miller Center, University of Virginia

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June 6, 2008
1:15 PM




George Gilliam, Steven Lee Myers, Robert Kaiser, Bernard Kalb

The Politics of Troop Withdrawal: The Case of Iraq--A Roundtable

1:15 – 2:30 PM

Bernard Kalb, veteran journalist, media critic, and author
Robert G. Kaiser, Associate Editor, Washington Post
Steven Lee Myers, White House Correspondent, New York Times
Moderator: George Gilliam, Assistant Director of Public Programs and Forums Program Chair, Miller Center, University of Virginia

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June 6, 2008
9:00 PM


The Politics of Troop Withdrawal: The Legacy of Withdrawal

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Jeffrey Kimball, Professor Emeritus, Miami University
Out of Primordial Cultural Ooze: Inventing Political and Policy Legacies About the U.S. Exit from Vietnam

Mark Atwood Lawrence, Associate Professor of History, University of Texas
Too Late or Too Soon? Debating the Withdrawal from Vietnam in the Age of Terrorism

Comment: Robert Schulzinger, Professor of History and Director of the International Affairs Program, University of Colorado-Boulder
Moderator: Guian McKee, Assistant Professor, Presidential Recordings Program, Miller Center, University of Virginia

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