The US Foreign Policy Conference will take place September 17th-19th, 2014, at the London School of Economics. Across 3 days, the conference will bring together scholars of US foreign policy from the UK, Europe, the United States and Canada, along with policymakers and postgraduate students – over 100 participants in all.
The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Global Perspectives’. It reflects the fact that the impact of US foreign policy is felt everywhere and at every level. Deep histories animate American engagements almost everywhere. The United States dominates the settlements of the global economy and defines the terms of international development. It is the state looked to in times of international crisis, and to lead in addressing global challenges. Yet the power and purpose behind US decision-making is the subject of perpetual debate. Critical approaches contrast American values with US actions. And America’s polarised domestic politics betray a profound ambivalence to its international role.
Informal papers are invited on all aspects of the conference theme.
Panel proposals are especially invited, and may be eligible for financial support.
Please send proposed abstracts of no more than 100 words to the conference convener, Dr Nicholas Kitchen, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submissions is Friday 20th June 2014.
There are a number of travel/accommodation grants available for postgraduate students – please indicate eligibility and travel requirements in proposals