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Williams/H-Diplo Conference on
New Scholarship in American Foreign Relations

Friday and Saturday, 17 and 18 April 2009 | Sponsored by the Stanley Kaplan Program in American Foreign Policy, the Leadership Studies Program at Williams College, and by H-Diplo

The first Williams/H-Diplo Conference on New Scholarship in American Foreign Relations was held at Williams College on 17 and 18 April. The sessions on Saturday, 18 April were free and open to the public. The conference proceedings are published below on this webpage.

Using the model of the H-Diplo roundtable review format, the Conference was organized to showcase four excellent new books on the general topic of American Foreign Relations.

H-Diplo would like to thank James McAllister, who devised the conference format and, working in tandem with Tom Maddux, has devoted considerable time and effort to its organization. We would also like to thank our conference co-sponsors, the Stanley Kaplan Program in American Foreign Policy and the Leadership Studies Program at Williams College.

Conference Program

Friday, April 17- Keynote Address by Robert Jervis, Columbia University [PDF]
Published electronically on 1 June 2009 by H-Diplo


Saturday, April 18- Griffin Hall, Room 3 , Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts

9-10:30 a.m. World Out of Balance: International Relations and the Challenge of American Primacy [PDF]
This roundtable was electronically published on 18 May 2009 by H-Diplo

Authors: Stephen G. Brooks and William C. Wohlforth, Dartmouth College
Chair: James McAllister, Williams College
Panelists: Colin Dueck, George Mason University
Stacie Goddard, Wellesley College
Jeff Legro, University of Virginia
Marc Lynch, George Washington University
Randall Schweller, The Ohio State University


10:30 a.m. Coffee break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Inventing Vietnam: The United States and State Building, 1954-1968 [PDF]
This roundtable was electronically published on 19 May 2009 by H-Diplo

Photo of Panel II on Inventing Vietnam:  The United States and State Building, 1954-1968Author: James M. Carter, Drew University
Chair: Jessica Chapman, Williams College
Panelists: Scott Laderman, University of Minnesota
Fredrik Logevall, Cornell University
Edward Miller, Dartmouth College
Jessica Elkind, San Francisco State University

Pictured (left to right): Jessica Chapman, Scott Laderman, Fredrik Logevall, James M. Carter, Jessica Elkind, and Edward Miller. Click on the photo for a larger image.

 

 


12:30-1:30 p.m. Buffet lunch, Griffin 4

1:45-3:15 p.m. Occupational Hazards: Success & Failure in Military Occupation [PDF]
This roundtable was electronically published on 21 May 2009 by H-Diplo

Author: David Edelstein, Georgetown University
Chair: Paul Macdonald, Williams College
Panelists: David Ekbladh, Tufts University
Peter Liberman, City University of New York
Greg Mitrovich, Columbia University
Gideon Rose, Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs


3:15 p.m. Coffee break

3:30 -5:00 p.m. Nexus: Strategic Communications and American Security in World War I [PDF]
This roundtable was electronically published on 22 May 2009 by H-Diplo

Photo of Panel IV on Nexus:  Strategic Communications and American Security in World War IAuthor: Jonathan Reed Winkler, Wright State University
Chair: Mark Stoler, Williams College
Panelists: John Milton Cooper, University of Wisconsin
Ross Kennedy, Illinois State University
Alex Roland, Duke University
Phyllis Soybel, College of Lake County, IL

Pictured (left to right): Alex Roland, Phyllis Soybel, Mark Stoler, Ross Kennedy, and Jonathan Reed Winkler. Click on the photo for a larger image.

 

 

 



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