SHAFR 2006 Annual Meeting

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The 2006 Annual Meeting will be held in Lawrence, Kansas June 23-25, 2006

One of the attractions of having the 2006 SHAFR conference in Lawrence, Kansas is that the Truman and Eisenhower presidential libraries are both relatively close. For scholars who have never had a chance to visit one or both of these major research centers, or for those who want to do some quick research, the 2006 conference offers a handy opportunity. SHAFR has organized a van trip to the Truman library, leaving from Lawrence on Friday morning the 23rd, and a trip to the Eisenhower library, leaving Lawrence on Monday morning the 26th. The staffs at the Truman and Eisenhower libraries have graciously agreed to offer some voluntary orientation sessions for visitors. It is necessary to sign up in advance for these trips. There is a nominal charge for the van. For information, click here.

As you can see from the program, we have lined up some very exciting sessions. For instance, the first plenary panel, scheduled for Friday 7:00-9:00 pm, features Walter LaFeber and Emily Rosenberg speaking on the historical roots of post-9/11 foreign policy. Michael Hunt and Robert Schulzinger will comment, and Arnold Offner will chair the panel. A second plenary, scheduled for Sunday 4-6 pm, is entitled “Doing International History Across the Scholarly Generations,” and it features Mark Bradley, Carolyn Eisenberg, Robert McMahon, and Jeremi Suri.

At the Saturday luncheon, 2006 SHAFR president Randall Woods will deliver his presidential address, entitled “Politics and Idealism: Lyndon B. Johnson and International Affairs.”

Because of a family medical situation, Mahmood Mamdani of Columbia has had to cancel his appearance as the Sunday luncheon speaker. We regret not being able to hear Mamdani.

We are very pleased that the eminent expert and widely quoted blogger on the Middle East, Juan Cole of the University of Michigan, has agreed to speak at the Sunday luncheon. Juan Cole’s talk is entitled “American-Shiite Relations in Post-Baath Iraq.” Randall Woods will introduce Cole.


Online registration is no longer available. You may register on-site with either cash or check. We will be unable to accept credit cards during on-site registration.

Registration Fees:

Standard: $90
Student: $75
Secondary Teachers or Students: $40

Program Committee

Frank Costigliola, Chair

George White, Jr.
David Engerman
Dennis Merrill
Katherine Sibley
Randy Sowell

Conference Program

Friday panel sessions will take place in Adams Alumni Center.

Registration: 10:00am - 5:00 pm (Kansas Union Building, 6th Level)
Book Exhibit: 10:00am – 5:00 pm (Kansas Union Building, Kansas Room)
Refreshments: 12:00pm – 1:00pm (Kansas Union Building, 6th Level) & 3:00pm – 3:30pm (Adams Alumni Center)

SHAFR Council Meeting: 8:30am – 12:45pm (Paul Adam Lounge, Adams Alumni Center)

Session I: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

PANEL 1: Assignments and Other Student Encounters with Old and New Media: A Discussion with the SHAFR Teaching Committee (Summerfield Room)

Chair: Mark Gilderhus, Texas Christian University

Carol Jackson Adams, Ottawa University
Catherine Forslund, Rockford College
Richard Werking, US Naval Academy
Thomas Zeiler, University of Colorado, Boulder

PANEL 2: US Citizens, Foreign Subjects, and the Making of US Empire, 1893-2005 (Bruckmiller Room)

Chair: Brenda Gayle Plummer, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Conquering the Isles of Fear: American Women’s Travel Narratives on the Philippines
Ma. Cecilia Samonte, Springfield College

“The Business of Race”: Claude Barnett, Haiti, and Transnational Uplift
Millery Polyné, CUNY-College of Staten Island

Haiti’s “Second Independence” and the Legacies of US Occupation, 1934-1957
Chantalle F. Verna, Florida International University

Commentator: Brenda Gayle Plummer

PANEL 3: Women and US Foreign Relations: Insiders and Outsiders (Phillips Room)

Chair: Susie J. Pak, St. John’s University

Medical Women and the Politics of International Health: The Medical Women’s International Association and Feminist Internationalism after the First World War
Kimberly Jensen, Western Oregon University

“We Women Can Build a Bridge”: Women Trans-Nationals in the Age of Nationalism, 1919-1922
Erika Kuhlman, Idaho State University

Eleanor Roosevelt, Liberalism, and Israel
Michelle Mart, Penn State University, Berks

“The Largest Retarding Factor”: Domesticity, Rearmament, and USIE Propaganda in the Netherlands
David Snyder, Grand Valley State University

Commentator: Frank Ninkovich, St. John’s University

PANEL 4: Globalization in the 18th and 19th Centuries (McGee Room)

Chair: Alfred E. Eckes, Ohio University

Territoriality, Extraterritoriality, and the Guano Act of 1856
Daniel S. Margolies, Virginia Wesleyan College

Adam Smith and the American Revolution
Van A. Mobley, Concordia University Wisconsin

American Assessments of Irish Agrarian Terrorism, 1870-1882
Jonathan Wes Gantt, Columbia College

Commentator: Alfred E. Eckes

PANEL 5: LBJ’s Lost Opportunities: Foreign Relations in 1968 (Adams Lounge)

Chair: Sarah-Jane Corke, Dalhousie University

The United States Failed?: India and Pakistan’s Refusal to Sign the NPT
Eliza Matthews, University of Queensland, Australia

Conspirator in the Fog: Clark Clifford’s Fight to Contain President Johnson’s Response to the Tet Offensive, February-March 1968
Brian Clancy, University of Western Ontario

Nasser’s Postwar Peace Overture: Johnson’s Missed Opportunity in the Middle East?
Noa Schonmann, University of Oxford

United States Foreign Policy with North and South Korea, 1968
Christos Frentzos, Stephen F. Austin State University

Commentator: Thomas Schwartz, Vanderbilt University; Woodrow Wilson Center

PANEL 6: Working Between Borders: Labor and Diplomatic History in Latin America After World War II (All-American Room)

Chair: Alan McPherson, Howard University

Between Revolution and the Imperio: Cuban Workers’ “Ticklish” Positions on the US Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, 1959-1964
Jana Lipman, Yale University

Mexican Workers and US Politics: The Good Neighbor Commission of Texas and the Problem of Migrant Labor, 1943-1947
Robert S. Robinson, The Ohio State University

Yankee Union Abroad: The AFL-CIO’s Liberal Mission in Argentina, 1958-1966
Dustin Walcher, The Ohio State University

Commentator: Darlene Rivas, Pepperdine University

Session II: 3:30-5:30pm

PANEL 7: Roundtable: Reading Vietnam: America’s Longest War Thirty Years On (Summerfield Room)

Chair: Robert Brigham, Vassar College

Fredrik Logevall, Cornell University
Jack Langguth, University of Southern California
George Herring, University of Kentucky

PANEL 8: Migration, Escape, and International Relations (Phillips Room)

Chair: George White, University of Tennessee

“Communists of the Stomach”: Italian Migration and International Relations in the Cold War Era
Marina Maccari, University of Kansas

Philanthropy and Propaganda: The United States and the Problem of Chinese Refugees in Hong Kong, 1949-1962
Chi-kwan Mark, Royal Holloway College, University of London

War Crimes, Memory, National Identities, and the Cold War: The Mikson Case from Estonian, Icelandic, Russian, and Jewish Perspectives
Valur Ingimundarson, University of Iceland

Commentator: David Mayers, Boston University

PANEL 9: Diplomacy and the Policy Planning Staff (McGee Room)

Chair: Anna K. Nelson, American University

George F. Kennan, the Policy Planning Staff, and Containment: New Reflections on Authorship and Responsibility
Wilson D. Miscamble, University of Notre Dame

Paul H. Nitze and American Cold War Strategy, 1949-1953
Josh Ushay, Queensland University of Technology

Shaping the Future: Robert R. Bowie and the Forging of Eisenhower’s National Security Strategy
Philip J. Gibbon, Temple University

George F. Kennan and US-Yugoslav Relations during the Kennedy Era
Joe Mocnik, Bowling Green State University

Commentator: Fraser J. Harbutt, Emory University

PANEL 10: Humanitarianism and International Relations (All-American Room)

Chair: Andrew J. Falk, Christopher Newport University

Herbert Hoover, Children’s Rights, and Diplomacy, 1914-1950
Dominique Marshall, Carleton University

Promoting International Trade and Fighting Bolsheviks?: Canadian Humanitarian Assistance to Siberia, 1918-1921
Jennifer Polk, University of Toronto

“Anglo-Saxons of the Western World”: American Relief Work in Belgium, 1914-1917
Thomas Westerman, University of Connecticut

Commentator: Andrew J. Falk

PANEL 11: Roundtable: The Caudillo and the Cowboy?: Hugo Chavez and George W. Bush in Contemporary US-Venezuelan Relations and the Historical Antecedents (Bruckmiller Room)

Mark Gilderhus, Texas Christian University
Kyle Longley, Arizona State University
Stephen G. Rabe, University of Texas, Dallas
Darlene Rivas, Pepperdine University

PANEL 12: The Suez Crisis: A Fifty Year Perspective (Adams Lounge)

Chair: Michael Hopkins, Liverpool Hope University

Isolating Nasser in the Horn of Africa: The Ethiopian Empire as US Proxy in the Suez Crisis
Annick Cizel, University Sorbonne nouvelle, Paris

The 1956 Suez Crisis: The Lessons that Could Have Been Learned
Steven Freiberger, Middlesex School

Suez and the Anglo-American Relationship
Michael Hopkins, Liverpool Hope University

Commentator: Michael Hopkins

Reception: 6:00pm – 7:00pm at the Dole Institute
Transportation will be provided to the Dole Institute. Shuttle will return from Reception/Plenary to the following hotels: Springhill Suites, The Eldridge Hotel, Hampton Inn, Best Western Lawrence, and Baymont Inn & Suites.

Plenary 1: 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Dole Institute

9/11 in Historical Perspective

Chair: Arnold A. Offner, Lafayette College

Representing 9/11: Continuity and Change
Walter LaFeber, Cornell University

Representing 9/11: The Politics of Form
Emily Rosenberg, Macalester College

Commentators: Michael Hunt, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Robert Schulzinger, University of Colorado, Boulder

Saturday and Sunday Sessions will take place in the Kansas Union, Levels 5 & 6.

Registration: 8:00am - 5:00 pm (Kansas Union Building, 6th Level)
Book Exhibit: 8:00am – 5:00 pm (Kansas Union Building, Kansas Room)
Refreshments: 10:30am – 10:45am & 4:45pm – 5:00pm (Kansas Union Building, 6th Level)

DIPLOMATIC HISTORY Editorial Board Meeting: 8:30am – 10:30am (Curry Room)

Session III: 8:30am-10:30am

PANEL 13: Empire, Globalization, and Sport (Big 12 Room)

Chair: Walter LaFeber, Cornell University

“Boxing Follows the Flag”: US Empire, Race, and Manhood during the Interwar Years
Theresa Runstedtler, Yale University

Globalization and Trans-Pacific Baseball Exchange
Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu, Michigan State University

Global Games: The Spalding Baseball Tour of 1888-1889
Thomas Zeiler, University of Colorado, Boulder

Commentator: Christopher Endy, California State University, Los Angeles

PANEL 14: New Histories of Race and US Empire (Malott Room)

Chair: Anne L. Foster, Indiana State University

The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States, and the Philippines, 1898-1935
Paul A. Kramer, Johns Hopkins University

Race and Navalist Geopolitics in the US, 1895-1917
Dirk Bönker, Duke University

Whiteness and Empire: Race, Nation, and United Fruit in Costa Rica, 1900-1935
Jason M. Colby, University of Texas, El Paso

Commentator: Anne L. Foster

PANEL 15: Assistance and Allies: Latin America and the United States in the 1950s and 1960s (Walnut Room)

Chair: Alan McPherson, Howard University

An Inter-American System Without the United States: Operation Pan America and the Origins of Latin American Independence
W. Michael Weis, Illinois Wesleyan University

Three Missions to Stop Allende: The Klein-Saks, IMF, and Moscoso-Goodwin Missions to Chile, 1955-1962
Mark T. Hove, Department of State, Office of the Historian

Colombia and the Alliance for Progress: Understanding Priorities in Foreign Aid
Jeffrey F. Taffet, United States Merchant Marine Academy

Commentator: Kyle Longley, Arizona State University

PANEL 16: Partners and Competitors: The Politics of Economic and Monetary Power in the Western Alliance, 1944-1974 (Pine Room)

Chair: Thomas Schwartz, Vanderbilt University; Woodrow Wilson Center

“Bretton Woods is no Mystery?”: Translating Complex International Financial Policy to Domestic Audiences
George Fujii, University of California, Santa Barbara

A Not So Splendid Isolation?: France, Interdependence, and the Failure to Reform the International Monetary System, 1967-1968
Garret Martin, London School of Economics

The Nixon Administration and the Transformation of the International Monetary Order, 1969-1973
Daniel Sargent, Harvard University

Oil, Economics, and Alliances: The Western Response to the First Energy Crisis, 1973-1974
Elizabeth Benning, London School of Economics

Commentator: Francis J. Gavin, University of Texas, Austin

PANEL 17: The Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Helsinki Final Act: Origins and Effects (Centennial Room)

Chair: Jeremi Suri, University of Wisconsin, Madison

When Harmel Met Davignon: NATO, European Political Cooperation, and the CSCE, 1970-1975
Petri Hakkarainen, University of Oxford

American Visions of Détente and the Helsinki Process
Michael Cotey Morgan, Yale University

Switzerland, the Neutrals, and the Early Helsinki Process, 1969-1975
Christian Nuenlist, Center for the Security Studies, ETH, Zurich

Jimmy Carter and the Transformation of the US Role in the CSCE
Sarah Snyder, Georgetown University

Commentator: Douglas Selvage, Department of State, Office of the Historian

PANEL 18: Waging World War II in Latin America (English Room)

Chair: David Hogan, US Army Center for Military History, Fort Lesley J. McNair

Nazi Master-Spy Heinz August Luning, Graham Greene’s Man in Havana
Thomas Schoonover, University of Louisiana, Lafayette

Planes, Tanks, and Soup Cans: The Office of Inter-American Affairs and World War II Propaganda in Latin America
Monica Rankin, University of Texas, Dallas

Protecting the Canal: Hegemony and the Establishment of US Military Bases on Ecuadorian Territory, 1941-1948
William T. Epps, University of Texas, Austin

Commentator: Jenifer Van Vleck, Yale University

Session IV: 10:45am-12:45pm

PANEL 19: The One Best Road for Mankind?: Modernization, Liberalism, and the Totalitarian Threat, 1934-1973 (Big 12 Room)

Chair: David Engerman, Brandeis University

Finding Liberalism’s Spine: Modernization to Meet the Challenges of Totalitarianism, 1934-1960
David Ekbladh, American University

“Being Western without the onus of following the West”: Modernization in the Post War American Mind
Nils Gilman, Independent Scholar

The Middle East and the Modernization of the United States
Nathan J. Citino, Colorado State University

Commentator: David Engerman

PANEL 20: Nationalism, Paternalism, and Machismo in US-Latin American Relations, 1950-1980 (Walnut Room)

Chair: Mark Gilderhus, Texas Christian University

Atomic Peronism: The United States and the Construction of Argentine Nuclear Nationalism, 1950-1980
David Sheinin, Trent University

Backyard Paternalism: US Policy Toward Chile, 1964-1973
Michael Rindge, University of Connecticut

Omar Torrijos, Roberto Duran, and the Rise of Isthmian Machismo in US-Panamanian Relations, 1964-1981
Michael Donoghue, University of Connecticut

Commentator: Stephen G. Rabe, University of Texas, Dallas

PANEL 21: Broadcasting Freedom?: American Foreign Broadcasting to the Soviet Union, Hungary, and the Post-Colonial World During the Cold War (Pine Room)

Chair: Laura Belmonte, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

Cultural Commitments to Broadcasting Culture: The Case of Radio Liberty
Suzanne Ament, Radford University

An Ear to the West, an Ear to the Ground: Hungarians Listen in on the Free World, 1945-1989
Karl Brown, University of Texas, Austin

Protectors of the Innocent: The Image of the Child in American and Soviet Broadcasts to the Post-colonial World, 1956-1968
Margaret Peacock, University of Texas, Austin

Commentator: Paul Kubricht, LeTourneau University

PANEL 22: Constructing a New World Order: Promotions of Internationalism, 1918-1945 (English Room)

Chair: Patricia Clavin, University of Oxford

Fridtjof Nansen and Norwegian Internationalism
Carl Emil Vogt, University of Oslo

Cooperation and Competition: Setting Up the Economic and Financial Organization of the League
Yann Decorzant, University of Geneva

“Don’t Fence Me In”: Selling Internationalism to the American Public in World War II
Susan Brewer, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

Commentator: Patricia Clavin

PANEL 23: Understanding the Vietnamese War: The Foreign Policies of the Two Vietnams, 1945-1975 (Malott Room)

Chair: Christopher E. Goscha, Université du Québec, Montreal

From Cheering to Volunteering: Vietnamese Communists and the Coming of the Cold War, 1940-1951
Tuong Vu, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey

The Unraveling of an Alliance: Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and the Crisis of 1963
Edward G. Miller, Dartmouth College

RVN Grand Strategy under the Second Republic
Lien-Hang T. Nguyen, Harvard University

Commentator: Christopher E. Goscha

PANEL 24: American-British-Arab Relations (Centennial Room)

Chair: Salim Yaqub, University of California, Santa Barbara

A Tangled Triangle: Anglo-American-Saudi Relations and the Yemen Civil War, 1962-1965
Alexander Wieland, London School of Economics

“Only When They Themselves Cry Enough”: British Reassessment of Anglo-American Relations in Saudi Arabia, 1944-1945
Matthew Hinds, London School of Economics

Looking Backward from 9/11: How Americans Became Involved in Saudi Arabian Oil
Nedra McCloud, Texas Tech University, Lubbock

Commentator: Spencer Mawby, University of Nottingham

LUNCH BREAK: 1:00pm – 2:45pm

Luncheon and Presidential Address: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
(Kansas Union Ballroom. Pre-registration required.)

Politics and Idealism: Lyndon B. Johnson and International Affairs
Randall B. Woods, University of Arkansas, SHAFR President

Session V: 2:45pm - 4:45pm
PANEL 25: Roundtable: After the PhD: Making the Transition from Graduate Student to Employed Historian (Big 12 Room)

Moderator: Michael J. Hogan, University of Iowa

Curt Cardwell, Drake University
Scott Laderman, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Kristin Ahlberg, Department of State, Office of the Historian
Douglas Selvage, Department of State, Office of the Historian

PANEL 26: Mass Communication as Technique and Theory in Mid-20th Century International Relations (Pine Room)

Chair: Nicholas J. Cull, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Iron Curtin, Silver Screen: Superpower Competition, Popular Mobilization, and Cold War Cinema
Susan L. Carruthers, Rutgers University

Our Woman in Rome and Rio: Ambassador Clare Boothe Luce and the Changing Dynamics of American Cultural Diplomacy in the 1950s
Andrew J. Falk, Christopher Newport University

“In Terms of Peoples Rather Than Nations”: Mass Communications and Theories of Foreign Relations during World War II and Beyond
Justin Hart, Texas Tech University

Commentator: Nicholas J. Cull

PANEL 27: Eisenhower and Macmillan, Reagan and Thatcher, Bush II and Blair: The Impact of Personal Relations on International Relations in Three Generations (English Room)

Chair: David Ulbrich, Ball State University

“Dear Friend” and “Dear Harold”: Personal Relations and Foreign Policy in the Time of Harold Macmillan and Dwight Eisenhower
Anthony O. Edmonds, Ball State University

Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and the Cold War
E. Bruce Geelhoed, Ball State University

George W. Bush and Tony Blair: A Personal Special Relationship at War
Patrick Belton, University of Oxford

Commentator: Mary Sarotte, St. Johns College, Cambridge
Mary Sarotte will not be present. Her commentary will be read by David Ulbrich.

PANEL 28: Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy from Kennedy to Nixon (Malott Room)

Chair: Fredrik Logevall, Cornell University

Breaking the 11th Commandment: Paul McCloskey, Richard Nixon, and Vietnam in the 1972 Presidential Election
Andrew L. Johns, Brigham Young University

Balancing Domestic Pressures: LBJ and Southern Rhodesia
Mark A. Lawrence, University of Texas, Austin

Domestic Religious Pressures on US Foreign Policy from Kennedy to Nixon
Andrew Preston, University of Victoria

Commentator: Jeremi Suri, University of Wisconsin, Madison

PANEL 29: Jimmy Carter and US-Third World Relations (Centennial Room)

Chair: William O. Walker III, University of Toronto

Human Rights at the “School of Assassins”: The US Army School of the Americas, 1977-1980
David Lauderback, Austin Community CollegeBetween a Rock and a Hard Choice: Cyrus Vance and the Horn of Africa, 1977-1978
Breck Walker, Vanderbilt University

Carter and the Nicaraguan Mediation, 1978-1979
William Michael Schmidli, Cornell University

Commentator: Scott Kaufman, Francis Marion University

PANEL 30: Amateur Hour: Inexperienced Americans Travel to Twentieth-Century Asia (Walnut Room)

Chair: Joseph M. Henning, Rochester Institute of Technology

Vice President Garner and the Congressional Delegation Tour of Asia, 1935: Inexperienced Americans Try to Make the World Safe for TradeWilliam Ashbaugh, SUNY-Oneonta

Economic Warfare and World War II: The Travels of Henry Grady in Asia
John McNay, Raymond Walters College, University of Cincinnati

J. Robert Oppenheimer’s Visit to Japan in 1960: The Role of Intellectuals in Cold War U.S. Foreign Relations
Charles Thorpe, University College London

Commentator: Joseph M. Henning

Session VI: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

PANEL 31: Robert H. Ferrell as Scholar and Teacher (Big 12 Room)Chair: Eugene Trani, Virginia Commonwealth University

Robert H. Ferrell: An Appreciation
Lawrence Kaplan, Kent State University

The Young Bob Ferrell: From Yale to Indiana
J. Garry Clifford, University of Connecticut

Commentators: Nick Cullather, Indiana University; Calvin A. Davis, Duke University; Charles Dobbs, Iowa State University; Ross Gregory, Western Michigan University; Howard Jones, University of Alabama; Miriam Joyce, Purdue University, Calumet; Arnold A. Offner, Lafayette College; William Pickett, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; Stephen Vaughn, University of Wisconsin; Theodore A. Wilson, University of Kansas

PANEL 32: Popular Opposition to War and Empire in the Wilson Era (Centennial Room)

Chair: Emily Rosenberg, Macalester College

Anti-Imperialism in the Wilson Era
Alan Dawley, The College of New Jersey

Southern Draft Resistance and the Problem of Propaganda, 1917-1918
Jeanette Keith, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

“Pacifist Brawn and Silk-Stocking Militarism”: The Socialist Party, Gender, and Antiwar Politics, 1914-1918
Elizabeth McKillen, University of Maine

Commentator: David Steigerwald, Ohio State University, Marion

PANEL 33: Film and US Foreign Policy: USIA Documentaries in the 1960s. In conjunction with the International Association for Media and History (Malott Room)

Chair: Susan L. Carruthers, Rutgers University

The Wall (1963)
Eulogy to 5:02 (1965)
Night of the Dragon (1965)

Commentator: Nicholas J. Cull, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

PANEL 34: German Policy in the Cold War and the Post-Cold War Eras—New Perspectives (Pine Room)

Chair: Jonathan Nashel, Indiana University, South Bend

“Deux lits pour un seul rêve?”: French and German Approaches to European Unification during the Cold War
Carine Germond, Yale University

No Future for Germany’s Past?: The Holocaust and German Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War World.
Ruth Wittlinger, University of Durham

From Partners to Rivals?: The United States and German Foreign Policy Since the Late 1970s
Klaus Larres, Ulster University

“A Synthetic Cultural Ferment”: The Ford Foundation’s Berlin Crisis
Peter A. Kraemer, Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State

Commentator: Audience

PANEL 35: Gendering the Mechanics of Diplomacy (English Room)

Chair: Kristin Ahlberg, Department of State, Office of the Historian

The First Lady as Emissary: Rosalynn Carter’s 1977 Trip to Latin America
Scott Kaufman, Francis Marion University

“[He] has a Wholesome, Representative American Family”: Gender and Representation in the Early Twentieth Century Foreign Service
Molly Wood, Wittenberg University

Commentator: Kristin Ahlberg

PANEL 36: Themes in American Relations with Southeast Asia (Walnut Room)

Chair: Kenton Clymer, Northern Illinois University

Preemption or Counterinsurgency?: Ethnic Rebellion, Narcotics, and the US Drug War in Burma, 1970-1975
Daniel Weimer, Northwest Vista College

US Perceptions of a Nuclear Beijing-Jakarta Axis in the Year of Living Dangerously
Laura Iandola, Northern Illinois University

1958 as a Turning Point in US-Southeast Asian RelationsKoji Terachi, Kyoritsu Women’s University; George Washington University

Commentator: Robert McMahon, The Ohio State University

Dinner—On Your Own

Sunday Sessions will take place in the Kansas Union, Levels 5 & 6.

Registration: 9:00am - 5:00 pm (Kansas Union Building, 6th Level)
Book Exhibit: 9:00am – 5:00 pm (Kansas Union Building, Kansas Room)
Refreshments: 8:30am – 9:00am & 3:30pm – 4:00pm (Kansas Union Building, 6th Level)

Session VII: 9:30am - 11:30am

PANEL 37. The US-South Korean Alliance: Historical Perspectives on Current Issues (Big 12 Room)

Chair: Robert Wampler, National Security Archive

The US-Republic of Korea Alliance as an Asia-Pacific Alliance
Yasuyo Sakata, Kanda University of International Studies, Japan

US Forces in Korea: The Perspective from Washington
William Stueck, University of Georgia

Commentators: Gregg Brazinsky, George Washington University; James I. Matray, California State University, Chico

PANEL 38: Distaff Diplomats: Re-envisioning Women’s Roles in American Diplomacy, 1900-1980 (English Room)

Chair: Carol Jackson Adams, Ottawa University

Informal Ambassadors: American Women, Transatlantic Marriages, and Anglo-American Relations
Dana Cooper, Texas Christian University

Calming the Waters: The United States, Mexico, and Informal Diplomacy at the 1922 Pan American Conference of Women
Megan Threlkeld, University of Iowa

Playing the Cold War Card: Federal Feminists and the United Nations InternationalWomen’s Year, 1975
Ellen Pratt Fout, The Ohio State University

Commentator: Catherine Forslund, Rockford College

PANEL 39: Re-revising the Nineteenth Century: Slavery, Race, and Diplomatic History (Centennial Room)

Chair: Eric T. L. Love, University of Colorado, Boulder

“Unfit for Liberty?”: Slavery and Antebellum American Opinions of Empire
Elizabeth Kelly Gray, Towson University

The Upshur Inquiry and the Origins of the American Civil War
Heath Mitton, Centenary College of LouisianaOranges, Negroes, Revolutions, and Cigars: The Debate Over US Intervention in the Cuban Rebellion during the Ulysses Grant Presidency
Stephen McCullough, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Commentator: Eric T. L. Love

PANEL 40: The Hungarian Revolution: Fifty Years After (Malott Room)

Chair: Mark Stoler, University of Vermont

Setting the Record Straight: Western Broadcasting to Hungary in 1956
A. Ross Johnson, Hoover Institution

Surviving the Thaw: The Hungarian Revolution and the Failure of de-Stalinization in Romania, 1956-1960
Mircea Munteanu, George Washington University-Cold War International History Project

From 'Liberation' to 'Evolution': The Eisenhower Administration and the Polish October of 1956
Douglas E. Selvage, Department of State, Office of the Historian

Commentator: Bernd Schaefer, German Historical Institute, Washington DC

PANEL 41: Nature and Environment in the American Empire (Pine Room)

Chair: Kurk Dorsey, University of New Hampshire

“Incalculable Benefits to Commerce”: The Quest for Coal and American Expansion in the Pacific, 1840-1860
Peter Shulman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“Rich and Unprosperous”: American Imperialists Confront the Philippine Room Environment, 1898-1934
Theresa Ventura, Columbia UniversityFrom Human Ecology to Diet for a Small Planet: Notions of Global Balance and the Making of Food Policy
Nick Cullather, Indiana University

Commentator: Kurk Dorsey

PANEL 42. The United States, Détente, and the Transatlantic Relationship: Turmoil and Transition during the Vietnam Era (Walnut Room)

Chair: Brian Etheridge, Louisiana Tech University

Richard M. Nixon and the Transatlantic Alliance: Competition and Collaboration, 1969-1974
Luke Nichter, Bowling Green State University

British Official Responses to the Transformation of FRG’s Ostpolitik/Deutschlandpolitik, 1963-1969
Ken Nannichi, Kings College London

The Vietnam War and de Gaulle’s Phnom Penh Speech
Yuko Torikata, University of Paris

Commentator: Brian Etheridge

LUNCH BREAK: 11:30am – 1:30pmLuncheon Address: 11:30am – 1:15pm
(Kansas Union Ballroom. Pre-registration required.)

Mahmood Mamdani has had to withdraw from the conference for personal reasons.

The lunch speaker will be Professor Juan Cole, University of Michigan. He will present "American-Shiite Relations in Post-Baath Iraq"

Randall B. Woods, SHAFR President, will introduce the speaker

Session VIII: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

PANEL 43: Foundations of US Middle East Policy (Big 12 Room)

Chair: Salim Yaqub, University of California, Santa Barbara

Foundations of US Relations with Israel
Peter Hahn, The Ohio State University

Foundations of US Relations with Muslim States
Douglas Little, Clark University

Commentator: Salim Yaqub

PANEL 44: Wilsonian Diplomacy and World War I (English Room)

Chair: Lloyd E. Ambrosius, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Patriotic Partisanship: Domestic Sources of US-Japan Tensions during the First World War
Robert G. Kane, Niagara University

Democracy and International Reform: Woodrow Wilson and the Democratization of Germany
Ross A. Kennedy, Illinois State University, Normal

An Economic Bridge: Weimar Germany, the United States, and Soviet Russia, 1918-1920
J. David Cameron, Southeast Missouri State University

Commentator: Lloyd E. Ambrosius

PANEL 45: International History and the Work of Memory (Malott Room)

Chair: Susan Carruthers, Rutgers University

“The Long Twilight Struggle”: Remaking the Memory of John F. Kennedy’s Foreign Policy
Richard M. Filipink Jr., SUNY-Fredonia

“All memories of it, all history, all dreams of the future”: Historiography, National Identity, and the American Road to World War II
Patrick Finney, University of Wales, Aberystwyth

Into the Land of My Dreams: American Literature and the Memory of the Great War
Eric J. Morgan, University of Colorado, Boulder

The Creation of the Monroe Doctrine
Jay Sexton, University of Oxford

Commentator: Mark Bradley, Northwestern University

PANEL 46: Decolonization and Civil War in Africa (Centennial Room)

Chair: Matthew Connelly, Columbia University

Dealing with de Gaulle’s Delayed Decolonization: The Eisenhower and Kennedy Administrations Confront the Algerian Crisis after the Fall of the Fourth Republic
Daniel Byrne, University of Evansville

The French Decision on Morocco’s Independence in 1955 and Its International Dimensions
Ryo Ikeda, London School of Economics

In the Dawn’s Waning Light: Nigeria and Disunity in the Age of Liberation
Brenda Gayle Plummer, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Rethinking the 1960 Presidential Campaign: Africa and the Airlift
James Meriwether, California State University, Bakersfield

Commentator: Matthew Connelly

PANEL 47: New Perspectives on the Vietnam War: Technology and Foreign Policy (Pine Room)

Chair: Mark Lawrence, University of Texas, Austin

Digital Hearts and Minds: Pacification Evaluation Systems in Vietnam
Jeff Woods, Arkansas Tech University

Lyndon Johnson’s Living-Room War: The Johnson Administration, Vietnam, and Making War in the Television Age
Chester Pach, Ohio University

Facing the Wrong Way: Vietnam, Flexible Response, and Communications Technology
Jonathan Reed Winkler, Wright State University

Commentator: Robert Schulzinger, University of Colorado, Boulder

PANEL 48: Is God in All of This?: Religion and Religious Culture in United States Foreign Relations (Walnut Room)

Chair: Seth Jacobs, Boston College

The Bush Administration’s National Security Strategy: War on Terrorism or War on Sin?
Ira Chernus, University of Colorado, Boulder

Catholic Good Neighbors: Maryknoll Catholic Missionaries in Latin America
Susan Fitzpatrick Behrens, California State University, Northridge

“The People of God in Chains”: Franklin Roosevelt and the Religious Culture of United States Foreign Policy, 1937-1941
David Zietsma, University of Akron

A Divine Mission: The Public Diplomacy of German Churches in Occupied Germany, 1945-1952
JonDavid K. Wyneken, Concordia University, Portland

Commentator: Seth Jacobs

Plenary 2: 4:00pm – 6:00pm (Big 12 Room)

Doing International History across the Scholarly Generations

Chair: Frank Costigliola, University of Connecticut

Mark Bradley, Northwestern University
Carolyn Eisenberg, Hofstra University
Robert McMahon, The Ohio State University
Jermi Suri, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Abe and Jake’s Barbecue: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Transportation will be provided from Kansas Union to Abe & Jake’s. Shuttle will return from Abe & Jake’s to the following hotels: Hampton Inn, Best Western Lawrence, and Baymont Inn & Suites. (Springhill Suites and The Eldridge Hotel are within walking distance of Abe & Jake’s).



Please note:

There is no on-campus housing available at this year’s conference.

If you want to find someone to share a hotel room with in order to reduce costs, you may post a message on the conference website at:

Reduced rates have been arranged for conference participants at five local hotels. Please make your own arrangements directly with these hotels.

Springhill Suites
One Riverfront Plaza, Lawrence, Kansas 66044
785-841-2700 or 888-287-9400
$77 + tax, breakfast included. Deadline for this rate is May 25, 2006. Located about ¾ mile from the Kansas Union.

By phone guests need to identify themselves as SHAFR conference attendants. By internet, they need to use SHASHAA for double queen room and SHASHAB for king room for group code.

The Eldridge Hotel
701 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, Kansas 66044
785-749-5011 or 800-527-0909
$120 + tax. Deadline for this rate is June 1, 2006. Located about ¾ mile from the Kansas Union.

Hampton Inn
2300 W. 6th St., Lawrence, Kansas 66049
$70 + tax, breakfast included. Deadline for this rate is June 1, 2006. Located about 2 miles from the Kansas Union. Refer to code “SHA”.

Best Western Lawrence
2309 Iowa St., Lawrence, Kansas 66046
$55 + tax, breakfast included. Deadline for this rate is June 5, 2006. Located about 2 miles from the Kansas Union. Ask for SHAFR discount.

Baymont Inn and Suites
740 Iowa St., Lawrence, Kansas 66046
785-838-4242 or 1-877-BAYMONT
$87.50 + tax, breakfast included. Deadline for this rate is May 18, 2006. Located about 1 ½ miles from Kansas Union. Ask for SHAFR/KU Education rate.

Parking and Directions

Arriving by Air:
The main Kansas City airport (MCI) is about 50 miles from Lawrence. To reach Lawrence after arriving by air, you can either rent a car or use a shuttling service. SHAFR will not be providing shuttling to Lawrence from the airport.

SHAFR will not provide shuttle service from the airport. Please make your own arrangements using the contact information below:
Prestige Transportation (formerly Midwest Transportation Corp.) 1-888-467-3729 or
Kansas Transportation Services 1-877-942-0544 or

For car rental information or other shuttle options, please check and click on “ground transportation.”

Driving Directions from the Kansas City airport:
Take MCI airport exit road following signs to 1-29 south. Take a left turn at the light that has an arrow for Topeka. Take 1-29 South for several miles. At the Topeka exit, take 435 South for about 10 miles to the Kansas Turnpike, I-70. Take I-70 west to Lawrence, around 20 miles.

For folks staying at Eldridge or Springhill, take first Lawrence exit, East Lawrence. Take left at end of turnpike ramp onto N. 3rd (Routes 59/40), and stay on that road until you cross the bridge and arrive in downtown Lawrence. For Springhill Suites, take a left at the light onto 6th St., and Springhill is two blocks down on your right next to city hall. If you are going to the Eldridge, go straight across 6th to Vermont for one block, and take a left onto 7th St. The Eldridge is one block on the right at the corner of Mass. St. and 7th.

For Hampton Inn, Baymont, and Best Western, take second Lawrence exit, exit 202. Continue on turnpike exit road, McDonald Drive. For the Hampton Inn, stay in right lane and exit at Rockledge Road. The right lane becomes Rockledge. At the top of the hill, Hampton Inn is on your left, and the entrance is just before you hit the lights at 6th St. For Baymont, continue straight on turnpike exit road as it merges onto Iowa St. Baymont Inn is on your right as you merge onto Iowa.

For Best Western, continue straight on turnpike exit road past Baymont through 5 sets of lights. The last set is at 23rd St. You will see Best Western on your right just after the set of lights.

Campus Parking:
Free campus parking is available at the KU parking garage next to the Kansas Union, but you must request a parking pass on your registration form or contact Sara Wilson at [email protected].

SHAFR Shuttle:
SHAFR will provide shuttle service between the five hotels listed in the Lodging section of this website (and on the registration form) and the Kansas Union. Friday’s sessions will take place in the Adams Alumni Center, across the street from the Kansas Union. Sessions on Saturday and Sunday will take place in the Kansas Union. SHAFR will also offer shuttling to the Dole Institute from the Kansas Union for Friday night’s reception and plenary and back to the hotels afterward. On Sunday evening, shuttles will be available for transportation to the barbecue at Abe & Jake’s and back to the hotels afterward (except to Springhill Suites and The Eldridge Hotel which are within walking distance of Abe & Jake’s.)

Contact Information

For more information email [email protected]

Local Research Centers

Guide to Foreign Relations Materials At the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas. This guide summarizes those manuscripts and state archives collections containing materials related to U. S. foreign relations, international politics, and foreign affairs that are currently in the possession of the Kansas State Historical Society. The manuscripts collection contains the unpublished papers of individuals, businesses and organizations, and includes the congressional records of many former U. S. senators and representatives. The Kansas State Archives holds the non-active records of state government, including the records of most Kansas governors.

The guide is intended to embrace “foreign relations” in its broadest sense. The collections cited include materials on relations between American and foreign individuals and businesses in addition to relations between U.S. and foreign governments. The guide also includes materials on past and present U.S. territories, foreign nationals living within the United States, and domestic affairs that have influenced or reflected U.S. foreign policy.

*Use the following for more information about the guide
*Use the following URL to search the guide by keyword or print an alphabetical list of the collections
* Information about the hours and location of the Kansas State Historical Society’s Center for Historical Research are available at

Visit to the Truman Library. Fri., June 23, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM: $10. Topics to be discussed at the library for the Truman trip are "Studying Truman Era Foreign Relations" and "Research in the Truman Library." Lunch will be provided, compliments of the Library

Visit to the Eisenhower Library. Mon., June 26, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM: $15. Topics to be discussed at the Eisenhower library are "Studying Eisenhower Era Foreign Relations" and "Research in the Eisenhower Library."