I am looking for panelists for the 2011 SHAFR conference. I would like to form a panel focusing on the US and regime change. However, I use the term ‘regime change’ in a broad manner, and not the much-hyped meaning of toppling and replacing a regime. Rather, I would like to see if there are other scholars who are investigating how the change of regimes in nations with poor/hostile relations with the US has been dealt with in the past, and the effects it had on policy towards that nation, and movements associated with such regimes. (I suppose the recent Korean Workers Party conference makes this immediately relevant). My own work in this regard focuses on US changes in policy towards, and perceptions of, the USSR between 1953-1956, as the leadership changed from Stalin, and then to the ‘collective’ leadership first under Malenkov, and then Khrushchev.
I see this fitting into the theme of “Waging War, Making Peace, Crossing Borders” in a number of ways, and I look forward to discussing it with others in the hope of forming a panel. If interested, please contact me by the end of October.
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