May 13-14 Oregon State University Rethinking Grand Strategy International Conference
Portland Mon. May 16 7pm Oregon Historical Society
Conference website: tiny.cc/rgs2016
The RGS conference will be held May 13-14 at Oregon State University in Corvallis. All panels are free and open to the public (with free on-site registration).
RGS is bringing in over twenty renowned scholars of the U.S. role in the world from around the globe to present papers, debate, and discuss the historical development of American grand strategy and the U.S.'s "proper" role in the world with an eye to contemporary challenges. Panels May 13 and May 14 will be held from 9am to noon, 1pm to 5pm in the OSU Memorial Union Journey Room and some will be covered by C-SPAN's American History TV. The conference also will result in what we hope will be a major book consolidating the historical dimensions of this crucial topic.
The keynote of the conference on Friday May 13 at 7pm in the Oregon State University Memorial Union Horizon Room will be a talk entitled "American Grand Strategy: How Grand Has It Been? Does it Matter?" by Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Embers of War, Harvard University Historian Fredrik Logevall. Covered by C-SPAN, with a book signing to follow.
The conference moves to Portland on Monday May 16 at 7pm at the Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Ave), in partnership with the World Affairs Council, for what should be an intriguing and timely panel with three compelling brief presentations followed by a discussion of "Immigration and American Politics."
If you are able to attend the conference or any of the panels we would love to have you join us, if not please stay tuned for the televised panels and articles and book that will result from the conference.
If you have questions please do not hesitate to be in touch.
2016 RGS Conference Organizer
Director of the Oregon State University Citizenship and Crisis Initiative