Government, Military and Culture in the Shaping of New American Diplomacy (Panel)


Date: Apr 27, 2012

A Joint Columbia University-West Point Conference on Cultural Diplomacy

Welcome and Keynote: What is Soft Power? A Short, Critical History
Victoria de Grazia, Moore Collegiate Professor of History and Director, Blinken European Institute

Panel: Can History prepare us for things to come?
Matthew Connelly, Professor of History, Columbia University
Maj. Greg Tomlin, United States Military Academy, West Point
Victoria Phillips, Department of History, Columbia University

Student Presentations
Cdt. Patrick Moesta: Youth culture of the 1950/60s and Cultural Diplomacy
David P. BriandPainting Power: Jackson Pollock, Abstract Expressionism and Cultural Diplomacy in the Cold War
Cdt. Grant Kirkpatrick: We’re Smart Too! America’s Education System and Cultural Diplomacy after Sputnik
Micki Kaufman: Crowdsourcing Cultural Diplomacy
Discussant: Volker Berghahn, Seth Low Professor of History, Columbia University

Keynote: Why History Must Matter for the US Military, but Sometimes Does Not
Col. Gian Gentile, Director, American History Program, United States Military Academy, West Point

Roundtable Discussion: Hard Lessons: The Iraq Reconstruction Experience
Col. Matthew Moten, Deputy Head, Department of History, United States Military Academy, West Point
Lt. Col. Ben Greene, Assistant Professor of History, Military and Naval Academies, United States Military Academy, West Point
Katherine Brown, School of Journalism, Columbia University

Presentations of Ph.D. Dissertations
Maj. Gregory Tomlin, United States Military Academy, West Point: The Fishbowl World: Edward R. Murrow, John F. Kennedy, and the Cold War
Katherine Brown, Columbia University: Journalists as Diplomats: Afghan and Pakistani Reporters’ Use and Interpretation of American News
Victoria Phillips, Columbia University: The Strange Commodity of Cultural Exchange: The Cold War State Department Tours of Modern Dancer, Martha Graham
Discussant: Anders Stephanson, Andrew and Virginia Rudd Family Foundation Professor of History, Columbia

Panel: State Department and the Army: Old Diplomacy, New Diplomacy
Helena Finn, Cyrus Vance Fellow in Diplomatic Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Lt. Col. Gail Yoshitani, Academy Professor of History, United States Military Academy, West Point
Discussant: Arthur Zegelbone, United States Department of State

Concluding Talk
Professor Richard R. John, School of Journalism, Columbia

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Date: Apr 27, 2012

A Joint Columbia University-West Point Conference on Cultural Diplomacy

Welcome and Keynote: What is Soft Power? A Short, Critical History
Victoria de Grazia, Moore Collegiate Professor of History and Director, Blinken European Institute

Panel: Can History prepare us for things to come?
Matthew Connelly, Professor of History, Columbia University
Maj. Greg Tomlin, United States Military Academy, West Point
Victoria Phillips, Department of History, Columbia University

Student Presentations
Cdt. Patrick Moesta: Youth culture of the 1950/60s and Cultural Diplomacy
David P. BriandPainting Power: Jackson Pollock, Abstract Expressionism and Cultural Diplomacy in the Cold War
Cdt. Grant Kirkpatrick: We’re Smart Too! America’s Education System and Cultural Diplomacy after Sputnik
Micki Kaufman: Crowdsourcing Cultural Diplomacy
Discussant: Volker Berghahn, Seth Low Professor of History, Columbia University

Keynote: Why History Must Matter for the US Military, but Sometimes Does Not
Col. Gian Gentile, Director, American History Program, United States Military Academy, West Point

Roundtable Discussion: Hard Lessons: The Iraq Reconstruction Experience
Col. Matthew Moten, Deputy Head, Department of History, United States Military Academy, West Point
Lt. Col. Ben Greene, Assistant Professor of History, Military and Naval Academies, United States Military Academy, West Point
Katherine Brown, School of Journalism, Columbia University

Presentations of Ph.D. Dissertations
Maj. Gregory Tomlin, United States Military Academy, West Point: The Fishbowl World: Edward R. Murrow, John F. Kennedy, and the Cold War
Katherine Brown, Columbia University: Journalists as Diplomats: Afghan and Pakistani Reporters’ Use and Interpretation of American News
Victoria Phillips, Columbia University: The Strange Commodity of Cultural Exchange: The Cold War State Department Tours of Modern Dancer, Martha Graham
Discussant: Anders Stephanson, Andrew and Virginia Rudd Family Foundation Professor of History, Columbia

Panel: State Department and the Army: Old Diplomacy, New Diplomacy
Helena Finn, Cyrus Vance Fellow in Diplomatic Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Lt. Col. Gail Yoshitani, Academy Professor of History, United States Military Academy, West Point
Discussant: Arthur Zegelbone, United States Department of State

Concluding Talk
Professor Richard R. John, School of Journalism, Columbia

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