American Culture in Europe: Americanization and Anti-Americanism Since 1945
This conference aims to create a forum for analysis and discussion of the impact of American culture and cultural anti-Americanism in Europe since WWII. Speakers include: Richard Crockatt, author of America Embattled: September 11, Anti-Americanism and the Global Order; Godfrey Hodgson, print and television journalist and historian, Mick Hume, columnist for The Times and editor of spiked online; Rob Kroes, author of If You’ve Seen One, You’ve Seen The Mall: Europeans and American Mass Culture; Robert McGeehan, Institute of United States Studies; Ziauddin Sardar, writer, cultural critic, and author of Why Do People Hate America?; Polly Toynbee, columnist at The Guardian, and others. There will be a number of panel sessions with presentations on the cultural experiences of individual European states as well as plenary lectures and a roundtable discussion.
The conference is co-sponsored by the Mershon Center for the Study of International Security and Public Policy at The Ohio State University.
There is no conference fee but advance registration is required. For further details, visit the RAI website (below) or contact Cheryl Hudson via email or phone.
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