Facilitators: Christopher McKnight Nichols, Danielle Holtz, David Milne

Conference program: IDeologies and U.s. foreign policy

THURSDAY, MAY 30

Scholars arrive at Oregon State University. Check-in and an informal dinner for those in town.

FRIDAY, MAY 31

9:00 a.m. – On-site Registration Opens (free, open to the public)

Memorial Union, Entrance to the Joyce Powell Journey Room Suite (104, 105)

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. – Coffee, Snacks, Mingling

Memorial Union, Anteroom to the Journey Room

9:30 a.m. - 9:55 a.m. - Opening Remarks

Memorial Union, Journey Room

Christopher McKnight Nichols, Danielle Holtz, David Milne, conference organizers

10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Panel I: Concepts of the Subject-State

Memorial Union, Journey Room

Moderated by Christopher McKnight Nichols, Oregon State University

Matthew Kruer, Assistant Professor of Early North American History and the College, University of Chicago, “Indian Subjecthood and White Populism in British America.”

Benjamin Coates, Associate Professor, Department of History, Wake Forest University, “Civilization and American Foreign Policy.”

Michaela Hoenicke-Moore, Associate Professor of History, University of Iowa,

“Containing the Multitudes: Nationalism and U.S. Foreign Policy Ideas at the Grassroots Level

Mark Bradley, Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor of International History and the College, University of Chicago, “The Political Project of the Global South.”

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch Break (Private lunch for conference panelists)

1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m. - Panel II: Concepts of Power

Memorial Union, Journey Room

Moderated by David Milne, University of East Anglia

Marc-William Palen, Senior Lecturer, History Department, University of Exeter, “Competing Free Trade Ideologies in US Foreign Policy.”

Nicholas Guyatt, Reader in North American History, Fellow of Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, “The Righteous Cause: John Quincy Adams and the limits of American Anti-imperialism.”

Danielle Holtz, Visiting Research Fellow, Oregon State University, “’An Imaginary Danger’: White Fragility and Self-Preservation in the Territories.”

Matt Karp, Assistant Professor of History and Elias Boudinot Bicentennial Preceptor, Princeton University, “Free Labor and Democracy: The Early Republican Party Confronts the World.”

Adriane Lentz-Smith, Associate Professor of History, Duke University, “‘National Security Begins at Home’: Racial Borders, Surveillance, and the Ideology of Protection.”

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Coffee Break 

Memorial Union, Anteroom to the Journey Room

3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. - Panel III: Concepts of the International

Memorial Union, Journey Room

Moderated by Danielle Holtz, Oregon State University

Emily Conroy-Krutz, Associate Professor of History, Michigan State University,

 “’For Young People’: Protestant Missions, Geography, and American Youth at the End of the 19th Century.”

Raymond Haberski Jr., Professor of American Studies and Professor of History, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, “Just War as Ideology: The Origins of a Militant Ecumenism.”

Penny Von Eschen, Professor of History and William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of American Studies, University of Virginia, “Roads Not Taken: the Delhi Declaration, Nelson Mandela, Václav Havel, and the Lost Futures of 1989.”

Andrew Preston, Professor of American History and Fellow of Clare College, University of Cambridge, “Fear and Insecurity in U.S. Foreign Policy.”

Christopher McKnight Nichols, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Humanities, Oregon State University, “Unilateralism as Ideology.”

5:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Dinner Break (Private dinner for conference panelists)

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Keynote Address - The Oregon State University 2018-2019 Governor Tom McCall Memorial Lecture

Oregon State University, LaSells Stewart Center, C&E Auditorium

“Donald Trump and Ideology” – Presented by James Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations

Lindsay and Daalder’s Empty Throne: America's Abdication of Global Leadership book signing to follow the keynote talk – lobby of the LaSells Stewart Center.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

9:00 a.m. – On-site Registration Opens (free, open to the public)

Memorial Union, Entrance to the Joyce Powell Journey Room Suite (104, 105)

9:00 a.m - 9:55 a.m. – Coffee, Snacks, Mingling

Memorial Union, Anteroom to the Journey Room

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Panel IV: Concepts of Democracy

Memorial Union, Journey Room

Moderated by Mark Bradley, University of Chicago

Daniel Tichenor, Philip H. Knight Professor of Social Science, Senior Faculty Fellow at the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, University of Oregon, “Contentious Designs: Ideology and U.S. Immigration Policy.”

Imaobong Umoren, Assistant Professor in International History, London School of Economics and Political Science, “Eslanda Robeson, Black Internationalism and US Foreign Policy.”

Melani McAlister, Professor of American Studies and International Affairs, Department of American Studies, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, George Washington University, “Not Just Churches”: American Jews, Joint Church Aid, and the Nigeria-Biafra War.”

Jeremi Suri, Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs; Professor of Public Affairs and History, University of Texas at Austin, “Freedom and U.S. Foreign Policy.”

12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch Break - (Private lunch for conference panelists)

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Panel V: Concepts of Progress

Memorial Union, Journey Room

Moderated by Melani McAlister, George Washington University

Jay Sexton, Professor and Kinder Endowed Chair in Constitutional Democracy, University of Missouri, “The Other Last Best Hope: Capital and Immigration in the Civil War Era.”

Audra Wolfe, Independent Historian, Founder of Outside Reader, “Dual-Use Ideologies: The Role of Science in Cold War Cultural Diplomacy.”

Daniel Bessner, Associate Professor in American Foreign Policy, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, “RAND and the Progressive Origins of the Military-Intellectual Complex.”

Daniel Immerwahr, Associate Professor, History Department, Northwestern University, “Ten-Cent Ideology: Donald Duck, Comic Books, and the U.S. Challenge to Modernisation.”

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Coffee Break

Memorial Union, Anteroom to the Journey Room

3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Concluding Thoughts, Overall Themes

Memorial Union, Journey Room

6:00 p.m. - Private Celebratory Reception & Dinner (Invited conference participants and guests only)

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

9:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m. - Breakfast, Post-Conference Debriefing (Remaining invited conference participants only)

11:00 a.m. - Conference participants disperse

MONDAY, JUNE 3

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Panel Discussion at the Oregon Historical Society

Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205)

“Ideas Matter: History and the Shaping of U.S. Foreign Policy”

Conference culminating panel discussion with presentations by: Christopher McKnight Nichols, Danielle Holtz, Daniel Tichenor

Free, open to the public. Co-sponsored by World Oregon and the Oregon Historical Society

Major support for this conference comes from The Richard Lounsbery Foundation, the Andrew Carnegie Foundation, Patrick and Vicki Stone, the Oregon State University Center for the Humanities, the OSU School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, and the OSU School of Public Policy.


The Joyce Powell - Journey Room
 

Theater Setup

The Horizon Room
 

Council Room

The Council Room

 

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