Second day programme for the US foreign policy conference
Wednesday 15 September 2010: provisional programme
9.00am: Parallel Session Two.
2A. Democracy Promotion I. Location Great Woodhouse. Chair: Jack Holland (Leeds)
- Nicolas Bouchet (Institute for the Study of the Americas, London): Talking Less, Doing More? Barack Obama’s Democracy Promotion at Mid-Term.
- Danial R. McCarthy (Aberyswyth): Promoting Peace through Property: Towards a conceptual analysis of property rights in theories of American democracy promotion.
- Andrew Hammond and Oz Hassan (University of Warwick): US Democracy Promotion and Afghan Freedom: Where are we Now?
- Scott A. W. Brown (Glasgow): The US and the EU’s Debate on the China Arms Embargo.
2B. Intellectuals and Foreign Policy. Location: St. George. Chair: Lee Marsden (UEA)
- David Milne (UEA): The George F. Kennan Diaries.
- Inderjeet Parmar (Manchester): The lethal effects of US soft power: Chile as neo-liberal and ‘third way’ laboratory, 1956-1990.
- Mark Ledgwidge (Edgehill):The African-American foreign affairs network and the Formation of the United Nations 1944-1947.
- Kubilay Arin (Munich): Neoconservative think tanks and policy entrepreneurship in US foreign policy.
10.45am: Parallel Session Three.
3A. Counter Terrorism and Human Rights. Location: Great Woodhouse. Chair: Maureen Ramsay (Leeds)
- Kirstin Janssen (German Council on Foreign Relations): Detention Policy as a Tool in Combating Terrorism: The Lonely and Rocky Road of the United States.
- Andrea Prasow (Human Rights Watch, Washington DC): TBC.
- Rebecca Sanders (Toronto): (Im)plausible Legality: Security Practices, Human Rights Abuses, and the Politics of Law in the American “Global War on Terror”.
- Jason Ralph (Leeds): Easier said than done. The politics of closing Guantanamo.
3B. Grand Strategy and Transatlanticism. Lcoation: St George. Chair: Phil Cerny (Rutgers)
- Ed Lock (UWE): The theoretical, practical and political limits of Realist accounts of American power and US grand strategy.
- David García Cantalapiedra (Madrid): US Foreign Policy, Transatlantic Relations and Alliance Security Dilemma 2001-2008.
- Jack Holland (Leeds): Framing the War on Terror: Selling Intervention in Britain and America.
- Jamie Gaskarth (Plymouth): The Price of Influence? The United States’ War on Terror and Britain’s collusion with torture.
- Chirstine S. Otsver (Universität München): High Expectations but Low Results? Transatlantic Relations Under Obama.
12.15pm: Buffet lunch, includes 1pm to 1.30pm for Annual General Meeting in St. George Room.
1.30pm: Parallel Session Four.
4A. Neoconservatives and Ideology. Lcoation: Great Woodhouse. Chair: Ed Luck (UWE)
- Maria Ryan (University of Nottingham): “Exporting Democracy”? Neoconservatism and the Limits of Military Intervention.
- Tim Lynch (Institute for the Study of the Americas, London): Neoconservatives and US foreign policy: an interim assessment.
- McClelland (Bham): Exporting Virtue: Democracy Promotion, Neoconservatism and the End of History.
- George Tzogopoulos (Bodossakis post-doctoral fellow, ELIAMEP): A Rebirth of Neoconservatism?
4B. Nuclear Weapons: from hero to zero. Location: St George. Chair: Trevor McCrisken (Warwick)
- Andrew Futter (Bham): Towards a World Full of Missile Defences? US Ballistic Missile Defence and Nuclear Abolition.
- Benjamin Zala (Bham): The Obama Administration and the Role and Status of Nuclear Weapons in World Politics.
- David Dunn (Bham): US Nuclear Weapons Policy and Regional Security.
- Subrata Ghoshroy (MIT): US foreign and security policy: not easy to change.
3.15pm: Parallel Session Five.
5A. Democracy Promotion and Human Rights II. Location: (Great Woodhouse). Chair: Jason Ralph (Leeds)
- Boys (American International University, London): What’s So Extraordinary About Rendition?
- Alex Homolar-Riechmann (Peace Research Institute, Frankfurt): Imperialism with a Friendly Face? US Security Policy in the 21st Century.
- Barbara Morazanni (Bham): Forced to Act? International Law, Human Rights Violations, and US Security Policy.
- Atef Al-Saadawy (Democracy Review): Promoting Democracy in the Arab World: New Ideas for US Policy.
- Jeff Bridoux (Aberystwyth): Going back to Gramsci. A critique of Robinson's Promoting Polyarchy.
5B. US Foreign Policy and Videogames. Location: St George. Chair: Brad Evans
- Nick Robinson (University of Leeds): Joystick Unilateralism? Understanding representations of US foreign policy within videogames.
- Neil Stott (Brunel University): Anticipating military work; digital games as a source of anticipatory socialization.
- Gareth Crabtree (University of Manchester): Playing at war: U.S. military simulation games and the politics of control.