We are looking for papers for a panel entitled Global Crisis and International Cooperation in the Americas, to be held at the 132nd annual meeting of the AHA in January, 2018. The panel will explore how moments of twentieth-century crisis--from both World Wars to anticolonialism, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rise of China--impacted international cooperation on the American continent. We seek papers that engage innovatively with the legal, economic and political dimensions of international organization, as well as works that speak to the interpaly of the global, the regional and the national in the development of inter-American norms and institutions. Topics might include, but are not limited to: the creation of regional human rights instruments, the international politics of development and economic assistance, asylum, arbitration, non-intervention agreements and "American International Law." Papers can cover a range of regional institutions, most obviously the Pan American Union, the Organization of American States, and regional bodies of the United Nations such as the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Please submit a brief abstract (no more than 300 words) along with a bibliographical statement (up to 250 words) to Teresa Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ashley Black (email@example.com) no later than February 8th.