2010 Conference

Business and American Politics Since 1945

THE 5TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN AMERICAN POLITICAL HISTORY

Princeton University, Friday, April 23, 2010

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12-1:00

Introduction and Lunch for participants

1:00-3:00

“The Politics of Environmental Regulation: Business-Government Relations in the 1970s and Beyond” Meg Jacobs, MIT

“Free the Fortune 500”: Murray Weidenbaum and the Business Campaign Against Social Regulation in the Late 1970s” Eduardo F. Canedo, Princeton University

“Corporation Confront the Public Interest Movement: Big Business Day, 1980” Benjamin C. Waterhouse, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Comments by Bruce  Schulman and Kim Phillips Fein

3:00-3:30

Break

3:30-5:30

“The Business and Politics of Prescription Drugs in Cold War America” Dominique A. Tobbell, Ph.D. University of Minnesota

“Inventing the Multinational Corporation: The New Deal and Postwar Capitalism” Jason Scott Smith, University of New Mexico

Comment by Margot Canaday

6:30-8:30

Dinner for participants at Mediterra

Saturday, April 24, 2010

9:00-9:30

Breakfast for participants

9:30-11:30

“Take Government out of Business by Putting Business into Government” Local Boosters, National CEOs, Experts and the Politics of Mid-Century Capital Mobility   Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, Claremont McKenna College

“Cleansing Jim Crow’s Underworld: Tourism, Vice, and the Business of Civil Rights”, N.D.B. Connolly, Johns Hopkins University

Andrew Needham

Comments by Kevin Kruse and Sarah Phillips

11:30-12:30

Lunch for Participants

12:30-2:30

“Supermarkets, Free Markets, and the Problem of Monopsony in the Postwar United States” Shane Hamilton, University of Georgia

“Conglomerates, Consultants, and the Transformation of the Postwar Corporation”  Louis Hyman Ph.D. McKinsey and Company

Comment by Rebecca Rix

2:30-3:00

Break

3:00-5:00

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Political Economy: Nolan McCarty, Carles Boix, and Martin Reuf

5:00-5:30

Discussion with contributors

6:30-8:30

Dinner for participants at Triumph Brewery