CALL FOR PAPERS Obama’s America:Change and Continuity
An international conference hosted by the Jagiellonian University’s:
Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora,
Institute of Political Science and International Relations,
and PhD Candidates Association
May 27-28, 2010
The aim of the conference is to bring together young scholars (PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers) who have an interest in the contemporary United States. We would like to provide a forum for an interdisciplinary discussion about various aspects of Barack Obama’s presidency.
From the onset, it was clear that the 44th President will have to face great and varied challenges. Broad internal reforms were to be undertaken amidst a raging economic crisis, the international prestige of the country had to be restored, and President Bush’s legacy in foreign policy tackled. But the presidency met with enormous interest around the world not only because of Obama’s direct decisions or political program. His presidential run and subsequent victory reignited the great debate about race in America and, furthermore, the style of his campaign suggested he could be bringing a new quality to the American political culture.
As Barack Obama is nearing the middle of his term, an opportunity arises to exchange ideas about the achievements and failures of his presidency, reassess the hopes and expectations it brought about and to talk about various issues of “Obama’s America” A.D. 2010.
The conference calls for paper proposals on different aspects of Barack Obama’s presidency and its impact on the U.S. society and state. Topics can include (but are not limited to) themes such as:
Changes in the U.S. foreign policy and strategy
Obama’s reforms (health, energy,education)
Public image of the U.S.
New social movements (i.e. grass-roots Obama supporters, Tea Party protests)
Cultural and race relations
Economic policy & response to the crisis
Presidency in historical perspective
Proposals for presentations (no longer than 300 words)
should be submitted, together with application forms, via Conference fee is 150pln ($55)
email to: email@example.com.
Conference schedule, forms and further details will be
Deadline for applications is April 20th posted at: www.wsmip.uj.edu.pl/obamasamerica
Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes. Should any questions arise please contact us at the email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All selected papers will be published in the conference
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