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Research & Publications

Recent Publications

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Conference Presentations and Working Papers 

  • Thomas T. Kane, Advocating for Those Who Served: Promoting Outreach Support Programs for Veterans and Their Families Facing Substance Abuse and Post Traumatic Stress Issues.   Paper presentation  at the  11th Annual Lemuel Shattuck Hospital Addictions Symposium, Boston, Massachusetts. November 3, 2017.
  • Thomas T. Kane. “The Legacy of the Vietnam War: Consequences and Commemorations 50 Years On”. Paper presented at the University of Passau (Germany), Lecture Series on “The Politics of History and Memory in Eastern Europe and Asia”. June 8, 2016.
  • Stoskopf, Alan. (2016). “Examining Textbook Representations and Teacher Understandings of Political Violence in National Histories: The Trail of Tears”  Harvard Graduate School of Education. 42nd Association for Moral Education Annual Conference.
  • Rothenburger, Cary. (2016). "Veterans_in_Group_Therapy_Rothenburger_2016.pdf". Working Paper. 
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  • Thomas T. Kane.  “Serving Those Who Served:  Work of the William Joiner institute to Support Veterans and their Families using Evidenced-Based Successful Therapies and Programs”.  Oral Presentation made at the special panel session on veterans “Serving Those Who Served” at the 34th Annual Regional Conference of the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy held at Simmons College June 5-7, 2015.

  • Thuy Nguyen Thi Minh, Hoa Cao Thi Thu, Dung Pham, Thomas T Kane.  Submitted abstract of research paper “The Severity of Psychological Depression and Associated Factors among Agent Orange Victims with Disabilities in a Rural Area of Vietnam”.  Abstract and E-Poster accepted for presentation at Stress Management, Philadelphia, July 15-17, 2015.

  • Thuy Nguyen Thi Minh, Nhung Than Thi, Thomas T Kane, Tram Pham Ngoc, Hoa Cao Thi Thu. Submitted abstract of research paper  “Health Problems among People With Disabilities and Their Utilization of Health Insurance to Access Health Services in Hanoi Vietnam”.  Presentation at Indo-Global Summit Conference & Expo on Health Care, New Delhi, India, October 5-7, 2015

  • Thuy Nguyen Thi Minh, Nhung Than Thi, Thomas T Kane.  Submitted abstract of research paper “Burden of Care for Families with Autistic Children in Hanoi Vietnam”.  Abstract and paper accepted for presentation as an E-poster at the Indo-Global Summit Conference & Expo on Health Care, New Delhi, India, Oct. 5-7, 2015.

  • Thomas T. Kane, Writing About War and Trauma: The Work of the William Joiner Institute”, presentation as panelist at the Writing about Trauma Workshop of Pen New England held at St. Regis College.  Nov. 5, 2015.

  • Thomas T. Kane, “Public Health Consequences of Terrorism: Evidence for Developing    Public Health Programs for Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery,” presented at the Society for Terrorism Research’s 8th Annual International Conference, Boston, MA, September 17-19, 2014.  William Joiner Institute, Working Paper Number 1. 2017

Translation Project

The William Joiner Institute's Translation Project is led by Joiner Institute researcher Nguyen Ba Chung in collaboration with several associates.

Currently, the project is focused on translation of Tue Sy’s poetry, in collaboration with Martha Collins; Tran Dang Khoa’s poetry, in collaboration with Fred Marchant; and Thu Bon’s poetry, in collaboration with Kevin Bowen. Sam Hamill and Nguyen Duy are also in the process of translating Vietnamese Zen poetry from the 15th to the 19th centuries to follow the success of the Institute’s translation of Early Vietnamese Zen Poetry, 10th to 14th centuries. Over the course of the Institute's history, the poetry and translation work of Bruce Weigl have also been hugely instrumental.  

For an overview of the genesis of the Joiner Institute Vietnamese translation project, read the Introduction below to Those Who Cross The Ocean by Joiner Director Tom Kane about the thirty year project of exchange between Boston and Vietnam.

Translation and Poetry Publications from the William Joiner Institute:


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