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OSS, Intelligence, and Knowledge of the World

Past Series, The Disciplines Series

dateApril 13, 2012 timeFriday, 9:30am–6:00pm EDT location The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University
Notes
  • Free and open to the public
  • No registration necessary
  • First come, first seated
  • Photo ID required for entry
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This conference, an installment of the Disciplines Series, features a number of prominent historians and anthropologists from across the country. It is made possible through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Program

time9:30am EST

Coffee

time10:00am - 12:00pm EST

First Panel
The Creation of a Middle Eastern Exception in the World of Intelligence: A British Prehistory

Priya Satia

Associate Professor of Modern British History

Stanford University

Constructing Interests and Expertise: The OSS and the Origins of Middle East Studies, 1940-1945

Osamah Khalil

Assistant Professor, History

Syracuse University

OSS and South Asia

time12:00pm EST

Lunch

time1:30pm - 3:30pm EST

Second Panel
Connecting Wartime Anthropology’s Trajectories with the Birth of Area Studies

David Price

Professor

St. Martin's University

'Voice' and 'Exit' in Anthropology's Transition from War to Peace

Peter Mandler

Professor of Modern Cultural History, Bailey College Lecturer in History, Gonville and Caius College

University of Cambridge

The Anthropology in Nehru's Interventions: Swaraj, Hill Tribes, Comintern, the UN, and Bandung

John Kelly

Professor

University of Chicago

time4:00pm - 6:00pm EST

Third Panel
Soviet Studies from War to Cold War

David Engerman

Professor of History

Brandeis University

The Rise of Policy Institutes in the United States, 1945-1973

Bruce Kuklick

Professor

University of Pennsylvania

From International Relations—Back When 'International Relations' Meant 'Race Relations'—to Area Studies

Robert Vitalis

Professor

University of Pennsylvania

Participants
  • Priya Satia Associate Professor of Modern British History Stanford University
  • Osamah Khalil Assistant Professor, History Syracuse University
  • Nicholas Dirks Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and History Columbia University
  • David Price Professor St. Martin's University
  • Peter Mandler Professor of Modern Cultural History, Bailey College Lecturer in History, Gonville and Caius College University of Cambridge
  • John Kelly Professor University of Chicago
  • David Engerman Professor of History Brandeis University
  • Bruce Kuklick Professor University of Pennsylvania
  • Robert Vitalis Professor University of Pennsylvania