Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Civil Rights and the Presidency: From Nixon to Obama

I have only just spotted an advertisement for “Civil Rights and the Presidency: From Nixon to Obama,” this year’s Alan B. Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency, which is sponsored by the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Sciences at Florida Atlantic University. The symposium will be held on February 12-13, 2009, at FAU’s Boca Raton campus. More information is here; the schedule follows:

FEBRUARY 12 – Keynote Address, 4:00-5:30pm

“Winning While Losing? The Conservative Movement and Civil Rights during the Reagan Years”
– Mary Frances Berry

FEBRUARY 13 – Featured Presentations

SESSION 1:

10:00 am – 12:00pm, University Theater

“The Great Divide?: Race and Partisanship after the Civil Rights Movement”
– John D. Skrentny

"A Peculiar Partnership: Egalitarianism and Free-Market Conservatism in the United States and the World since the 1970s."
– Thomas “Tim” Borstelmann

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE ADDRESS

1:00 – 2:15pm, University Theater

“Barack Obama: ‘Turning the Page’ on the Conservative Era in American Politics”
– Ronald W. Walters

SESSION 2:

2:30pm – 4:30pm, University Theater

“Rebuilding Institutions and Redefining Issues: The Reagan Justice Department and Civil Rights”
– Richard L. Pacelle, Jr.

“In the Shadow of Ronald Reagan: Civil Rights Policy Making in the Clinton Administration”
– Robert C. Smith

“Old Vinegar in a New Bottle: Vote Denial in the 2000 Presidential Election and Beyond”
– Charles L. Zelden

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