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Our goals for NID 2005 were to continue to provide the most up-to-date and reliable research data available.
Again, we endeavor to realize these goals as we move forward in documenting true history.
||We are very pleased to announce
our Banquet Keynote Speaker, Professor David Barrett of
Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania. Barrett’s chief
research interests are the U. S. presidency and Congress in relation
to foreign/ defense/intelligence policy. Professor Barrett is the respected
author of “The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to
Kennedy” (University Press of Kansas, September 2005) explores
the confidential interactions between heads of the Central Intelligence
Agency and congressional leaders. No history of CIA and Congress in this
era has previously been published. In a pre-publication review, Louis
Fisher describes the book as “A truly groundbreaking, eye-opening
descent into secret budgeting, espionage, and covert actions. Significantly
alters our understanding of the level of congressional oversight that
Also “Lyndon B. Johnson’s Vietnam Papers: A Documentary Collection” (1997, Texas A&M University Press), brings together 600 important primary documents from various archives, originating in the Johnson White House during the Vietnam War and “Uncertain Warriors: Lyndon Johnson and His Vietnam Advisers,” (University Press of Kansas, 1993; paperback, 1994), explores change over time in Vietnam War advisory interactions in the Johnson administration, along with numerous peer-reviewed articles and other publications such as: “Sampling CIA’s New Document Retrieval System: McCone Telephone Conversations During the Six Crises Tempest,” co-authored with Villanova graduate student Raymond Wasko, Intelligence and National Security, June 2005, “Glimpses of a Hidden History: Sen. Richard Russell, Congress, and Oversight of the CIA,” International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, Fall 1998, “Secrecy and Openness in Lyndon Johnson’s White House: Political Style, Pluralism, and the Presidency,” The Review of Politics, Winter 1992
These topics and more give Professor Barrett the uncommon experience in dealing first hand with the players and policymakers we as JFK researchers find in our own studies. We know you will not wish to miss to hearing of Barrett’s own experiences in searching through formerly classified documents and his success in turning up new vital and facts therein.
Rex Bradford has devoted himself to
scanning documents and digitizing audio recordings related to the assassination
of JFK, most recently in relation to Lee Harvey Oswald’s alleged
visit to Mexico City. He is the webmaster for History Matters Document
Collections, AARC Document Collections, and the Mary Ferrell Foundation.
An author and a designer of games for computers, he resides in Massachusetts.
Debra Conway, President and Co-founder of JFK Lancer,
specializing in Cuba, covert operations, and the assassination.
Ian Griggs, Ian’s interest in the Kennedy assassination
began on 22nd November 1963 and he has been studying it seriously for
the past 35 years. He is a frequent visitor to Dallas and has presented
research papers and moderated panels regularly at ASK, COPA, Fourth
Decade and JFK Lancer since 1994. He is very proud to be a founder
member, and a recently-elected Life Member, of the UK research group
Dealey Plaza UK, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year.
His research articles have been widely published on both sides of the
Big Pond. He is the proud recipient of a JFK Lancer Editor’s
Award (1995) and a JFK Lancer Frontier Award (1998). The first of his
two works in progress, “No Case To Answer”, has just been
published by JFK Lancer Productions & Publications. It features
27 essays and articles in which he looks at aspects of the assassination
and cover-up through the eyes of an English detective. He hopes to
follow this with his definitive work on the Dallas Police Departmnent
Larry Hancock, co-author (with Connie Kritzberg)
of “November Patriots”, a work of historically-based fiction
concerning the death of JFK, and “Someone Would Have Talked” (2003)
a master work containing 5 years of cold war history, Cuban exiles,
renegade CIA officers, and Mafioso, and a vast span of documents. Hancock
has spent the last thirty-plus years dealing with computers and communications.
Currently Marketing Director for Zoom Telephonics, Inc, he has expended
considerable effort conducting research on intelligence aspects of
the assassination. Larry was given the JFK Lancer New Frontier Award
in 2000 and then the JFK Lancer-Mary Ferrell Legacy Award in 2001.
Phil Hopley is the webmaster for “The JFK Link,” an
archive of documents relevant to the “life, administration, death,
and legacy” of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Understanding and experiencing
the annoyance of trying to locate political speeches, Hopley has produced
a web site that makes JFK’s career speeches free and easily accessible
David Kaiser is Professor in the Strategy and Policy
Department of the Naval War College. He has a BA and PH.D from Harvard;
taught at Harvard, Carnegie Mellon, and Naval War College, 1980; author
of five books, including “Postmortem: New Evidence in the Case
of Sacco and Vanzetti” (with William Young) and “American
Tragedy: Kennedy, Johnson and the Origins of the Vietnam War.” Currently
at work on book on Cuban exiles, organized crime, assassination plots
against Castro, and the assassination of JFK. Author of articles on
the assassination for the “Washington Post” (1983) and “Intelligence
and National Security” (1998.)
William Law, accomplished layman historian with many,
many important interviews conducted including Bethesda witnesses Ex-FBI
Special Agents James Sibert and Frances O’Neill and James Jenkins.
Author of “In the Eye of History: Disclosures in the JFK Assassination
Medical Evidence” (2004).
Jim Marrs, as a distinguished journalist and author
of best selling books like “Rule by Secrecy”, “Crossfire”,
and “Alien Agenda”, Mr. Marrs is gifted writer and sleuth
for the truth. His forty year experience in investigative journalism
is a powerful discriminate for fact vs. fiction. Award-winning Texas
author/journalist Jim Marrs has never hesitated to write about some
of the greatest mysteries and controversies of our time.
Joan Mellen, author of the upcoming book on Jim Garrison, “A
Farewell to Justice. is Professor of English and Creative Writing at
Temple University in Philadelphia. In 2004 she was awarded one of Temple’s
coveted “Great Teacher” awards. She is the author of seventeen
books, including film history,“The Waves At Genji’s Door:
Japan Through Its Cinema”; “Women And Their Sexuality In
The New Film,” “Big Bad Wolves: Masculinity In The American
Film”; fiction, “Natural Tendencies”; true crime “Privilege:
The Enigma of Sasha Bruce”; sports “Bob Knight: His Own
Man”; and biography “Kay Boyle: Author of Herself”; “Hellman
and Hammett” both “New York Times” Notable Books
of the Year. In 1972 she was awarded a prize by the Mainichi Shimbun
newspapers in Tokyo; this led to her writing five books about Japan.
She has written for a number of publications, including the “Baltimore
Sun,” where she is a regular contributor; the “New York
Times”; the “Philadelphia Inquirer”; the “Los
Angeles Times” and, most recently, three monographs for the British
Film Institute, including one on Charlie Chaplin to be published in
Thomas L. Pearcy, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Slippery Rock University, former Director, Latin American Studies, Brigham Young University, Founder, The Rey L. Pratt Center: An Internet Site Dedicated to the Study of Latin America (http://kennedy.byu.edu/pratt/), Honorary Member, Facultad de Humanidades, Universidad de Panamá, Web Master, Department of History, SRU (http://academics.sru.edu/history/hist/hishome.htm). Guest Lecturer, Universidad Americana (Managua). The author of “La Generación del 31”; “Patriotas y Pretorianos”, “We Answer Only to God: The Military and Politics in Modern Panama, 1903-1947”, “Essential America”. Coauthored with George Tindall and David Shi. “Historia General de Panamá.” Five-volume work with coauthors from various nations. Commissioned by Panama’s Ministry of Culture, “Historia General” is the republic’s official centennial publication, marking one hundred years of independence from Colombia. Published August 2004. It is the nation’s official history. “The History of Central America.”
Ben Rogers served in the Army Security Agency during
the Vietnam War years from 1967-1971 as a Vietnamese translator of
encrypted North Vietnamese communications.He has degrees in history,
music, theology, and information science, and has worked as archivist
for the Baylor Collections of Political Materials since 1991. This
special library contains the papers of 11 former US congressmen, several
Texas Legislators, former Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock, four judges, an editorial
cartoon collection, a Sept. 11th collection, several other ancillary
collections, and a book collection documenting the political process.”
John Simkin, Educated at the Open University (BA)
and the Sussex University (MA, MPhil). Simpkin has taught history for
over 25 years and is the author of several books including “Ghandi” (1987), “Stalin” (1987), “The
Vietnam War” (1988), “Race Relations in the United State”s
(1988), “Slavery: An Illustrated History of Black Resistance” (1988), “Hitler” (1988), “The
Roman Empire” (1991), “Making of the United Kingdom” (1992), “Expansion,
Trade and Industry” (1992), “The Medieval Village” (1996), “The
Norman Invasion” (1996), etc. I started the JFK website in 2003.
The JFK Forum followed in March, 2004.
Pat Speer has spent the last several years accumulating as much knowledge as he can on the JFK medical evidence. While most reseachers rely primarily on the testimony of the eyewitnesses, he has sought to analyze the evidence with a fresh perspective. Accordingly, he has spent hundreds of hours reading forensics journals and radiology textbooks in an attempt to acquire the knowledge necessary to come to a complete understanding of the evidence. With this presentation he illuminates the medical evidence in a brand new light. Guaranteed to make you think at least twice and scratch your head at least once.
Topic: “Lawyers, Doctors, and Head Shrinkers: Lies and Deceptions in the JFK Medical Evidence”
Jim Tague, will give his eyewitness account of the assassination
and his revelations about the ensuing Warren Commission’s incomplete
and faulty investigatio into the killing of President Kennedy. Tague describes
the deceit, delay and denial inherent in the institutions and leaders of
that time with a straight forward style that will shed light into the hidden
truths of this event. Author, “Truth Withheld: A Survivor’s
Stuart Wexler is a teacher (World History, AP Government)
at Hightstown High School. He has been a JFK assassination researcher for
about 15 years where he has focused on the issues connected to the chemical
analysis of the ballistics material since 2000. Wexler has spoken on the
subject at JFK Lancer’s NID twice, at the Wecht conference in 2003,
and at the AARC conference in 2004, three of those times opposite Dr. Kenneth
Rahn, NAA advocate, from the University of Rhode Island. Wexler has collaborated
with chemist Tom Pinkston since approx 2000 on the same subject matter.
Other Kennedy interests focus on Oswald, his background and associates
leading up to November 22nd. (with Tom Pinkston)
Lamar Waldron, long-time assassination researcher and
author of the new book, “Ultimate Sacrifice: John and Robert Kennedy,
the Plan for a Coup in Cuba, and the Murder of JFK ” (with Air America
radio host Thom Hartmann). Among the evidence unearthed by Waldron are “hundreds
of CIA, military and State Department documents” specifically referring
to a plan for a coup in Cuba, conceived by Robert Kennedy, drafted by the
military with support from the CIA. Waldron’s historical research
has been featured on the History Channel, and in magazines like “Vanity
John Williams is a Professor Emeritus of Human Development
and Familiy Studies at U-W Stout. His assassination research focus is upon
the planning of the assassination of President Kennedy. Current research
focuses upon the House Select Committee On Assassination and related issues
for which he has published interviews in “Probe” Magazine.
He is also working slowly on a biographical Essay on Robert D. Morrow.
Special Guest, Sherry Gutierrez
Jim Olivier, 35 year veteran of radio and television
broadcasting in Louisiana, Jim has been a student of the assassination
of John F. Kennedy since 1967. Jim has produced and hosted television and
radio interviews with many well known researchers and authors such as Jim
Garrison, David Lifton, Mark Lane, Mary Ferrell, Robert Mayheu, Joe West,
David Belin, Jack Anderson, John Davis, John Newman, Dr. Charles Crenshaw,
Penn Jones, Jr., and a host of Dealey Plaza eyewitnesses.
Tom Pinkston is a Chemist who has researched the history
of the chemical analysis performed upon the bullet fragments found after
the assassination of President Kennedy. Pinkston has spent his career of
19 years performing various kinds of trace element analysis upon many types
of geological, environmental and semi-conductor materials samples. His
present work includes include the analysis of materials for lead in both
solids and drinking water as well as the analysis of volatile organic compounds
through mass spectrometry.
2005 Program Booklet (PDF format - 6MB)
2005 New Frontier Awards:
in appreciation for your contribution of new evidence
Special Educator Recognition: Thomas Pearcy
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