First day programme for the US foreign policy conference
Tuesday 14 September 2010: provisional programme
12.00: Arrival buffet lunch.
1.00pm: Welcome and Introduction (Great Woodhouse).
1.05pm: Plenary Roundtable discussing Mick Cox and Inderjeet Parmar Soft Power and US Foreign Policy, Routledge 2010. Location: Great Woodhouse. Chair: Jason Ralph (Leeds).
- Inderjeet Parmar (Manchester)
- Phil Taylor (Leeds)
- John Dumbrell (Durham)
- Stefan Halper (Cambridge)
2.45pm: Parallel Panel Session One.
1A. Prosecuting Foreign Policy in an Age of Limits: The Obama Administration and the Management of Relative Decline. Location: Great Woodhouse. Chair: Graeme Davis (Leeds)
- Adam Quinn (Bham): The Art of Declining Politely: Obama, his critics and the reality of America’s shrinking global power.
- Nicholas Kitchen (IDEAS, LSE): Gaining authority by giving it away: Conceptions of Leadership in American Grand Strategy after the Cold War.
- Trevor McCrisken (Warwick): Justifying Sacrifice: Barack Obama and the Selling of the War in Afghanistan.
- Lee Marsden (UEA): Obama and Israel-Palestine: A Crisis Too Far.
1B. Historical Perspectives. Location: St George. Chair: Simon Rofe (Leicester)
- Ashley Cox (Leicester): The Limits of Reason: Human Rights and the motivations for US entry into World War One.
- Sam Rees (Swansea): Strategic Realities Vs Moral Values: Jimmy Carter and Human Rights in the Shah’s Iran.
- James Bilsland (Glasgow): Presidential Agency in US Foreign Policy: Reagan and Nicaragua.
- Ellen Hallams (KCL): Bending the Arc of History Exploring the meaning of ‘change’ in President Obama’s foreign policy.
4.45pm: PLENARY ADDRESS: Dr.Stefan Halper, Senior Fellow, Cambridge: Thoughts on Obama at Mid-term. Location: Great Woodhouse.
6.30pm: Reception, sponsored by Taylor and Francis. Publications on display.
7.30pm: Late conference dinner.