Complete Programme: H.A.W. Conference on Iraq War at University of Texas

Conference Schedule (as of Jan. 2)
Friday Evening Plenary, 7:00 pm
Keynote Speakers:
Howard Zinn, Boston University (retired), author and activist
Andrea Smith, University of Michigan

Saturday Morning Panels
NOTE: One panel is scheduled for each time slot.
Empire and Resistance, 8:30 – 10:15
Chair/commentator: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, California State University at Hayward
Amee Chew, Why the War Is Sexist (and Why We Can’t Ignore Gender Any More; Here’s a Start for Organizing) (tentative title)
Alan Dawley, The College of New Jersey, Anti-Imperialism in the Wilson Era
John Mason Hart, University of Houston, The Rise of the American Empire
Ngocnga Nguyen, University of California San Diego, U.S. Wars as “Race Wars”
Colleen Woods, City University of New York Graduate Center, The Significance of Disloyalty: The American Imperial Project and the New York City Public Schools, 1916-1919

The U.S. in the Middle East, 10:30 – 12:15
Chair: Peter Dimock, Columbia University Press
Commentator: Irene Gendzier, Boston University
Magnus Bernhardsson, Williams College, A New War or an Old Battle: Interpreting and Teaching the War
Sara Dougherty, University of Rochester, The Munich Analogy and the Persian Gulf War
John Foran and Joe Conti, University of California Santa Barbara, The Bush Foreign Policy: A Genealogy of Its Origins, Course, and Possible Futures
Rahul Mahajan, New York University (title not yet determined)
Nada Shabout, A ‘Liberated’ Iraq: Simulation Through Cultural Destruction

Saturday Lunch, 12:30 – 1:30
Lunch will be provided. It is covered by the cost of registration for the conference.

Saturday Afternoon Panels
Bush Policies: Change or Continuity, 1:30 – 3:15
Chair/commentator: Joan Hoff, University of Montana
Paul Atwood, University of Massachusetts Boston, War and Empire Are and Always Have Been the American Way of Life
James Carter, Texas A & M University, War Profiteering from Vietnam to Iraq
Anita Durkin, University of Rochester, Shift in Symbol: Metaphorical War-Mongering, or The Tale of Two Bushes
Walter Hixson, University of Akron, Might as Well Face It, We’re Addicted to War

Defending Democracy and Civil Liberties, 3:30 – 5:15
Chair: Ben Alpers, University of Oklahoma
Jeffrey Kerr-Richie, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, The Empire Strikes Back: 7/7 and the British War in Iraq
Peter Neil Kirstein, St. Xavier University, Courts to Campus: The Silencing of the Left in Wartime
Saul Landau, Media and War (not yet confirmed)
Jana Lipman, Yale University, Guantánamo: Legal Debates, Human Rights, and Labor

Saturday Evening Plenary, 7 pm
Rashid Khalidi, Columbia University
Irene Gendzier, Boston University

Sunday Morning Panel, 9:30 – 12:15
“What Activists and Historians Can Learn from Each Other”
Chair: Marc Becker, Truman State College
Commentator: Margaret Power, Illinois Institute of Technology
Dan Berger, University of Pennsylvania, Anti-Imperialist Lessons and Legacies from the Weather Underground
Peter Dimock, Columbia University Press, The Iraq War as a Point of No Return in American History
Carolyn (Rusti) Eisenberg, Hofstra University, Nixon and Kissinger’s Tips for the Peace Movement
Kenneth Long, St. Joseph College, No Good Wars: Teaching the History of Modern American Wars as a Means of Resisting Current Ones
Roger Peace, Florida State University, An Ideological Crusade: The Reagan Administration’s War Against Nicaragua in the 1980s
Shanti Marie Singham, Williams College, Teaching about the French Algerian War during the US Iraq War

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