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International History and Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century Conference 2018

Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, 4-5 May

The American Century?

 

 Programme

 

4 May

 

  • 09:30 – 10.00
    • Registration & Welcome
  • 10:00 – 11.00
    • Keynote Address: Professor Michael Cullinane (Roehampton)
  • 11:00 – 12.30
    • Panel 1: The Tools of the Trade: The Role of Economics, Alliances and Deterrence Policies in Defining the 20th Century as America’s
      • Dr Marc-William Palen (Exeter), ‘The Transatlantic Economic Cosmopolitanism of American Anti-Imperialism, 1898-1920.’
      • Prof. Ashley Jackson (King’s College London), ‘American Lend-Lease Policy and Power in the Persian Gulf during the Second World War.’
      • Dr Anastasia Filippidou (Cranfield University), US Foreign Policy and the Mediterranean: cases of Greece and Egypt?’
      • Chair: Prof. Greg Kennedy (King’s College London)
    • 12:30 – 13:15
      • Lunch (provided)
    • 13:15 – 14:45
      • Panel 1: The View from the Foreign Office: FCO Historians, Official Publications and the Anglo-American Relationship [4x 10-15 minute papers]
        • Gill Bennett, O.B.E. (FCO), ‘The price of victory: documenting the Anglo-American relationship in the early postwar period.’
        • Dr Luke Gibbon (FCO), ‘The impact of America on UK-China relations, 1967-1972: a complicating factor?’
        • Dr Richard Smith (FCO), ‘Britain, America and the West Siberian gas pipeline dispute of 1982.’
        • James Southern (FCO), ‘The 1960s British Diplomat: Made in America?’
        • Chair: Lindsay Aqui (Bennet Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge)
      • 14:45 – 15:00
        • Coffee (provided)
      • 15:00 – 16:30
        • Panel 3: The United States and the Far East, 1945 to 1978: domestic and international perspectives
          • Elliot Newbold (Nottingham), ‘Imagining Independence: American Visions of Philippine Freedom in the Global Cold War, 1945-1947.’
          • Andrew Payne (Merton, Oxford), ‘“At the water’s edge”: US electoral politics and the Vietnam War.’
          • Pete Millwood (RAI, Oxford), ‘The Transnational History of the US-China Rapprochement, from Ping-Pong Diplomacy to Normalisation, 1971-1978.’
          • Chair: Dean Clay (LJMU)
        • 16:30 – 17:30
          • Roundtable: Framing and Debating the American Century
            • Prof. David Ryan (University College Cork)
            • Dr Barbara Zanchetta (King’s College London)
            • Dr Malcolm Craig (LJMU)
            • Dr Michelle Bentley (Royal Holloway)
            • Chair: Prof. Margaret Macmillan (Oxford)
          • 17:30 – onwards
            • Dinner & Refreshments

 

5 May

 

  • 10.00 – 10.15
    • Coffee (provided)
  • 10.15 – 12.00
    • Panel 4: Cultural diplomacy, manufacturing and consumerism in and beyond the American Century
      • Dr Eldrid Herrington (RAI, Oxford), ‘The “Jeep” and the American Century.’
      • Dr Janet L. Borgerson (City, University of London) & Prof. Jonathan E. Schroeder (Rochester Institute of Technology), ‘The Vinyl in Mid-century American Cultural Diplomacy and Soft Power.’
      • Josephine Harmon (UCL), ‘Fast Food in the Iraq Era: A French Discourse of US Imperialism in the Iraq Period of the American Century, 2001-2008.’
      • Dr Paul Moody (Brunel), ‘US Embassy Support for Hollywood: A Case Study of the Changes to American Cultural Imperialism from World War II to the Early Twenty-First Century.’
      • Chair: Dan Feather (LJMU)
    • 12.00 – 12.45
      • Lunch (provided)
    • 12.45 – 14.15
      • Panel 6: The United States and the Middle East, 1943 to the present
        • Ksenia Wesolowska (Nottingham), ‘Mediation as the “global moral beacon’s” tool in establishing the American Century – The United States and the Arab-Israeli conflict in 1973.’
        • Dr Ben Offiler (Sheffield Hallam), ‘American Philanthropy and Iranian development in the Cold War.’
        • Mohamed-Ali Adraoui (Georgetown), ‘The United States and Political Islam. Dealing with the Muslim Brotherhood in the Arab Revolutions.’
        • Chair: James Brocklesby (LJMU)
      • 14:15 – 15.15
        • Plenary Address: Mr Laurence Whitehead