Conservatives and the World: The Ideas and Statecraft of Conservative Internationalism

Friday, May 05, 2017   |   8:30 AM - 3: 30 PM   |  Texas Governors Room

The Clements Center and Harrington Faculty Fellows Program are honored to host distinguished academics and former policymakers for a workshop on “Conservatives and the World” from 8:30 am to 3:30pm on May 5th in the Texas Union Governors Room.

This day-long event will explore how a doctrine of conservative internationalism, distinct from liberal internationalism, emerged in U.S. foreign policy over the past century. Scholars will evaluate the core principles and key figures that have contributed to the history of conservative internationalism and assess the extent to which this philosophy continues to inform US diplomacy today.

 

AGENDA: 

Friday, May 5th

Texas Union Governors’ Room (second floor, room UNB 3.116)

8:30 a.m.                     Introduction

  • William Inboden, Executive Director, Clements Center for National Security, University of Texas at Austin

8:35—9:30 a.m.          Keynote Remarks: Fighting for Freedom Conservatively  

  • Henry R. Nau, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
  • Chair: Joshua Busby, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

9:30—10:45 p.m.        The Rise of America to World Power

  • Francis J. Gavin, Giovanni Agnelli Distinguished Professor and the Director of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
  • Charles Laderman, Harrington Faculty Fellow, University of Texas at Austin and Lecturer in War Studies, King’s College London
  • Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • Panel Chair: Mark Lawrence, Associate Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin

10:45—11:00 a.m.      Coffee Break 

11:00—12:15 p.m.      The Re-Assertion of American Power

  • William Inboden, Executive Director, Clements Center for National Security, University of Texas at Austin
  • Joshua Shifrinson, Assistant Professor, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University
  • Jeremi Suri, Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
  • Panel Chair: Bartholomew Sparrow, Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin

12:30—1:45 p.m.        Lunch and Keynote Remarks: Interests, Values, and American Exceptionalism

  • H. W. Brands, Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History, University of Texas at Austin

2:00—3:15 p.m.          American Power in the 21st Century

  • Hal Brands, Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
  • Paul D. Miller, Associate Director, Clements Center for National Security, University of Texas at Austin
  • Ionut Popescu, Postdoctoral Fellow, Clements Center for National Security, University of Texas at Austin
  • Panel Chair: Cindy Ewing, Predoctoral Fellow, Clements Center for National Security, University of Texas at Austin 

3:15 p.m.                     Closing Remarks

  • Charles Laderman, Harrington Faculty Fellow, University of Texas at Austin and Lecturer in War Studies, King’s College London

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