2008 Conference

The 3rd Annual International Conference in American History,

Princeton 2008

THE PRESIDENCY OF GEORGE W. BUSH IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

Presidency of GW Bush

Book based on conference proceedings now available

 

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9302.html

Friday, April 11, 2008

11:30am-1:00pm         Lunch, Welcome, and Introductions

Sponsored by Princeton University Press

1:15-3:15pm                Panel I

Chair: Fred I. Greenstein, Princeton University

“Why Iraq? Why Now?”: The Path to War by Fredrik Logevall;

The War on Terrorism by Tim Naftali

Comment: Aaron Friedberg, Princeton University; Andrew Preston, Cambridge University

3:15-3:45pm                Refreshment break

4:00-6:00pm                Panel II

Chair: Kevin Kruse, Princeton University

Wreaking Havoc From Within: George W. Bush Energy Policy in Historical Perspective by Meg Jacobs;

George W. Bush and the Economy by James Patterson;

Social Policy for Big Box America: A Bush Administration Agenda by Nelson Lichtenstein

Comment: Anthony Badger, Cambridge University

6:30-9:00pm            Palmer House Reception (parlor) and Dinner (solarium)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

8:00-9:00am            Breakfast

9:00-11:00am          Panel III

Chair: John Thompson, Cambridge University

How Conservatives Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Presidential Power by Julian Zelizer;

“To the Edges of the Law”:  The Politics of Law in the Bush Administration by Mary Dudziak

Comment: Dan Rodgers, Princeton University

11:30am-1:00pm     Lunch and Keynote Panel

Senator Bill Frist, Congressman Mickey Edwards, and Congressman Jim Leach:

Congressional Perspectives on the Bush Presidency

1:15-3:15pm            Panel IV

Chair: Charles Cameron, Princeton University

The Best and the Worst of Times: George W. Bush and the Conservative Movement by Michael Kazin;

George W. Bush and the War on Expertise by David Greenberg

Comment: Keith Whittington, Princeton University

3:15-3:30pm            Refreshment break

3:30-5:30pm            Panel V

Chair: Margot Canaday, Princeton University

Red and Blue America: Origins and Evolution of a Political and Cultural Divide by Bruce Schulman;

George Bush’s Multicultural Vision of America and Why It Failed by Gary Gerstle; Comment: Larry Bartels, Princeton University; George Edwards, Texas A&M

7:00pm-9:00pm         Dinner and Concluding Comments