The New Faces of War - A Conference

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Category: Conference

Date and Time:
From: Friday, 05 April 2013 19:00
Until: Sunday, 07 April 2013 17:00
(GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada), Bogota, Lima

Location:
College of Liberal Arts building, Towson University
8000 York Rd., Towson, Maryland, United States

Capacity: Unlimited

Event Access: This is an open event

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The New Faces of War - A Conference
Date and Time:
From: Friday, 05 April 2013 19:00
Until: Sunday, 07 April 2013 17:00
(GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada), Bogota, Lima

Location:
College of Liberal Arts building, Towson University
8000 York Rd., Towson, Maryland, United States

Description:
Historians Against the War invites you to our upcoming national conference at Towson University, Baltimore, Maryland, April 5-7, 2013 (Friday evening through Sunday morning), co-sponsored by the Towson University College of Liberal Arts.

The theme “The New Faces of War” highlights the many ways that war-making has changed in recent decades, especially in the early 21st century. Here is a sampling of the confirmed panels:

“Distancing Acts: Imperial War from Counterinsurgency to Drones”
“Standing for Civil Freedoms on Crumbling Constitutional Grounds”
“Understanding and Responding to the Asia-Pacific Pivot”
“The New Conscientious Objectors: Soldiers Who Refuse to Commit War Crimes in a Particular War”
“The Politics of Drone Warfare and the University”
“Teaching the War on Terror”
“Indefinite Detention and War Against Iran: How Are These Two Strands of US Foreign Policy Connected?”
The keynote speakers on Friday evening, April 5 are

Alfred McCoy of the University of Wisconsin, much-published author on US policies
Col. Ann Wright, former US military officer and diplomat, prominent antiwar activist
Among those who will speak on Saturday and Sunday, either in plenary sessions or on breakout panels, are

Rashid Khalidi of Columbia University
Nick Turse of TomDispatch.com
Phyllis Bennis of Institute for Policy Studies
ex-CIA official Ray McGovern
Irene Gendzier of Boston University
Judith Le Blanc of Peace Action
David Swanson of War Is a Crime.org
Jerry Lembcke of College of the Holy Cross
Vinay Lal of UCLA
Paul Joseph of Tufts University
Carolyn “Rusti” Eisenberg of Hofstra University.
John Prados of the National Security Archive
Click here for the complete program.

The registration fee is $50 (or $30 for students or low-income). For residents of the greater Baltimore area, it is free; donations are welcomed but not required.

Visit our Facebook page / Press release (Docx; March 1, 2013) / Call for proposals (deadline is now past)

For information beyond what is covered on this site, write to conf@historiansagainstwar.org.

Please help us build this conference by spreading the word to other scholars and activists!

Historians Against the War is a network of history teachers, scholars, and activists seeking to bring historical analysis to bear on U.S. foreign policy and its social/political impact. To find out more, visit the HAW website at www.historiansagainstwar.org.

The first HAW conference "Empire, Resistance, and the War in Iraq: A Conference for Historians and Activists" was held at the University of Texas, Austin, February 17-19, 2006.

The second HAW conference "War And Its Discontents: Understanding Iraq And The U.S. Empire" was co-sponsored with the Peace History Society and held in Atlanta, Georgia, April 11-13, 2008.

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