Described by Steven F. Hayward as ‘the Forrest Gump of American Politics,’ the politician and scholar Daniel Patrick Moynihan was directly involved in or commented upon nearly all of the great and controversial issues in the twentieth century U.S. As a sociologist, political scientist, ethnographer, ambassador, senator, and official in four presidential administrations, Moynihan’s career spanned fifty years and numerous spheres of public life.
In 2016, the fortieth anniversary of Moynihan’s first election to the Senate, and thirteen years after his death, the Rothermere American Institute’s Annual Postgraduate Conference will be dedicated to a consideration of Moynihan’s legacy and the developments in the life of the American nation that occupied his career. The conference will include a keynote panel featuring John Price, who was
Moynihan’s assistant for urban affairs in the Nixon White House.
The organisers invite papers from postgraduate scholars and early-career academics (those who have completed their doctorates within the last three years). Special preference may be given to submissions with Moynihan as a central/significant figure, but papers are invited on the following or related themes:
-The presidency from Kennedy to Clinton
-The U.S. Congress
-The postwar Democratic Party
-Conservatism and neoconservatism
-Race, ethnicity, and civil rights
-Diplomatic history and international relations
-Public health policy and epidemiology
-Architecture and urban planning
-Politics and policy in New York
-Federalism Submissions should be sent to the organisers (Louisa Hotson, Daniel Rowe, and Patrick Andelic) at email@example.com by 29 February 2016.