Monday, June 25, 2012

Legal History at SHAFR

There is much legal history at the annual meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, to be held in Hartford, CT, later this week.  Clara Altman, our Facebook Coordinator, is presenting a paper, on a panel chaired by former Guest Blogger Chris Capozzola -- who also comments on another panel.  John Fabian Witt is also serving as a commentator.  At Thursday evening's plenary at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, which takes up an important diplomatic history text, Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations: Reflecting on the 1991 and 2004 Editions While Looking Forward, I plan to discuss the ways that legal history and foreign relations history need each other.  Panels of interest include:

Thursday, June 28

Panel 11: Connecting Foreign Relations and Domestic Law in the Early Republic 
Chair: [I will be substituting for Lauren A. Benton, New York University]

“The Means of Preventing Disputes with Foreign Nations”: The Federal Courts and Foreign Relations in the 1790s, Kevin Arlyck, New York University

Sovereignty, Neutrality, Non-recognition: International Economic Policy after Haitian Independence, Julia Gaffield, Duke University

Race and Rights in Anglo-American Relations: A Diplomatic Antecedent to Dred Scott, Michael Schoeppner, American Council of Learned Societies

Comment: John Fabian Witt, Yale Law School
Friday, June 29

Panel 20: From Words to Deeds: Actualizing Human Rights in the Wake of the Human Rights Revolution of the 1970s
Chair: Carol Anderson, Emory University

Seeking Evolution, Not Revolution in Apartheid South Africa: The AFL-CIO and South African Unions, 1979-1984, John Stoner, University of Pittsburgh

A New Moral Shield or Something More? Understanding the Origins of Congressional Human Rights Consciousness in the 1970s, Rachel Traficanti, University of Connecticut

Exceptional Circumstances: Jimmy Carter and the Salvadoran Crisis, 1977-1981, Adam Wilsman, Vanderbilt University

Comment: Carol Anderson
Panel 24: Perspectives on Imperial Rule: The United States in the Philippines in the Early Twentieth Century
Chair: Christopher Capozzola, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Legal Archipelago of U.S. Occupation: American Military Justice and the Colonial State in the Philippines, 1898-1902, Clara Altman, Brandeis University

The Dilemma of “Accountable” State-building: Establishing Education Institutions in Colonial Taiwan versus the Philippines in the Early Twentieth Century, Reo Matsuzaki, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University

Make Trade, Not War: Marketplaces and Market Relations in the U.S. Colonial Philippines, Rebecca Tinio McKenna, University of Notre Dame

Codifying Religion: The Bureau of the Census, the Bureau of Non-Christian Tribes and American Imperial Rule in the Philippines, 1901-1913, Karine Walther, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Qatar

Comment: Anne Foster, Indiana State University
Panel 28: Policing the Globe: International Law Enforcement and Drug Control in the Age of American Empire
Chair: William B. McAllister, Office of the Historian, Department of State, and Georgetown University

Organizing Violence in East Asia: The Philippines Under Ferdinand Marcos, Sheena Chestnut Greitens, Harvard University

Locating the Origins of the “War on Drugs” in the Revolutionary Aftermath of World War II, Suzanna J. Reiss, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Junkies in the Shining City: Exceptionalism and Addiction in the American Century, Matt Pembleton, American University

Unjust Aftermath: Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering in Post-Noriega Panama, Jonathan Marshall, Independent Scholar

Comment: William B. McAllister
Saturday, June 30

Panel 46: Philanthropy, Empire, and Manliness: Recognizing International Law, 1899-1935
Chair: Sarah B. Snyder, University College London

International Law and American Pro-Boers, Jennifer A. Sutton, Washington University in St. Louis

Neither Jingoes nor Pacifists: Legitimizing International Law through Professional Manhood, 1905-1917, Benjamin A. Coates, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fortunes of a Profession: American Foundations and the International Law Community, 1910-1935, Katharina Rietzler, Cambridge University

Comment: Mary L. Dudziak, University of Southern California
And there are many other papers and panels of interest.  I hope to see LHB readers at SHAFR!