Cosponsors
  • European Institute at Columbia University
  • Austrian Cultural Forum New York

Organized to mark the bicentenary of the Congress of Vienna, this conference brings together scholars in history, international relations, and political science to explore this remarkable occasion—the calling of a general peace conference—to re-establish world order in the wake of revolutions, the rise of new leading powers, and wars with reverberations in every part of the globe. How did the Congress conveners conceive of the goals of such a meeting? How did they manage the complexity of such a gathering? How did they imagine containing the forces that had been unleashed by the previous decades of conflict: Napoleon, guerrilla war and jihad, the forces of nationalism and public opinion? What were the mechanisms of collective security, new ways of thinking about international values and norms, and new policing methods that the Congress devised to secure an enduring peace?

Locations:

Thursday, February 5: Faculty House, 4th Floor (Accessed via 116th Street gate between Amsterdam Ave. and Morningside Drive)

Friday, February 6: Room 1501, International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th Street

Saturday, February 7: Room 1201, International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th Street

For more information about the Day 3 student workshop, please contact Lily Glenn.

Program

February 5, 2015  Thursday

4:00pm - 4:10pm EDT

Welcome by Victoria de Grazia, Director of the European Institute

4:10pm - 5:40pm EDT

From Congress to Concert: Concepts and Institutions
Chair

Gideon Rose

Editor and Peter G. Peterson Chair

Foreign Affairs

"Democracy, Demonization and the Crimean War"

Matthew Rendall

Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences

University of Nottingham

“The Congress of Vienna as a Site of International Memory”

Glenda Sluga

Professor of International History

University of Sydney

“Crises and Constitutions from the Congress of Vienna to the Concert of Europe”

Brian Vick

Associate Professor

Emory University

Discussant

Isser Woloch

Moore Collegiate Professor Emeritus of History

Columbia University

Discussant

Robert Jervis

Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics

Columbia University

5:45pm - 7:00pm EDT

Roundtable on the Legacies of the Congress: Perspectives from Scholars and Practitioners
Chair

Victoria de Grazia

Moore Collegiate Professor of History

Columbia University

Gérard Araud

Ambassador of France to the United States

Gary Bass

Professor of Politics and International Affairs

Princeton University

Mark Mazower

Ira D. Wallach Professor of World Order Studies

Department of History, Columbia University

Wolfgang Petritsch

President

Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation

7:00pm - 8:30pm EDT

Closing Discussion

February 6, 2015  Friday

9:00am - 9:30am EDT

Welcome and Introductions

9:30am - 11:00am EDT

The New Security Regime
Chair

Jack Lewis Snyder

Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations in Political Science

Columbia University

Beatrice de Graaf

History of International Relations & Global Governance

Universiteit Utrecht

“The Vienna Peace Settlements: From the Balance of Power to the Balance of Negotiation”

Stella Ghervas

Senior Fellow

Maison des Sciences de l’Homme d’Aquitaine

“The ‘Congress System’: The World’s First ‘International Security Regime’”

Mark Jarrett

Author

Discussant

Richard Betts

Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of War and Peace Studies

Columbia University

11:00am - 11:15am EDT

Break I

11:15am - 12:45pm EDT

Communicating the Congress’s Values
Chair

Larry Wolff

Professor of History, Director of Center for European and Mediterranean Studies

New York University

“’Race,’ Legal Fiction and the Congress of Vienna: Unwitting Errors, Global Haunting and the Continuing Legacy of a Dangerous Superstition in Today’s World”

Margaret Crosby-Arnold

Adjunct Associate Research Scholar

Blinken European Institute of Columbia University

“The Caribbean and Iberoamerica and its Impact for the Congress of Vienna and Vice Versa”

Christian Cwik

Lecturer for European and Atlantic History

University of the West Indies

“Women, Men, and the Making of Modern International Politics”

Glenda Sluga

Professor of International History

University of Sydney

Discussant

Susan Pedersen

Gouverneur Morris Professor of British History

Columbia University

12:45pm - 2:15pm EDT

Break II

2:15pm - 3:45pm EDT

Irrepressible Issues: Rogue Nations, Insubordinate Peoples, the Democratic Spirit
Chair

Charly Coleman

Assistant Professor of History

Columbia University

“The Trienio Liberal in Southern Europe 1820-23: A ‘Liberal International’”?

John Davis

Emiliana Pasca Noether Chair in Modern Italian History

University of Connecticut

“From Mass Mobilisation to Terror Tactics: Irish Responses to the New Security System”

Patrick Geoghegan

Professor of History

Trinity College Dublin

“Jihad in West Africa and the Congress of Vienna”

Paul Lovejoy

Distinguished Research Professor and Canada Research Chair in African Diaspora History

York University

Discussant

Reinhard Stauber

Professor of Modern History and Dean of Arts and Humanities

Austrian and the Alps-Adriatic University Klagenfurt (Austrian Alps-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt)

3:45pm - 4:00pm EDT

Break III

4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT

Concluding Roundtable
Chair

Robert Jervis

Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics

Columbia University

David Armitage

Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History

Harvard University

Patrick Cohrs

Associate Professor of History & International Affairs

Yale University

Beatrice de Graaf

History of International Relations & Global Governance

Universiteit Utrecht

February 7, 2015  Saturday

11:50am - 12:00pm EDT

Welcome and Introduction

12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT

Student workshop

Beatrice de Graaf

History of International Relations & Global Governance

Universiteit Utrecht

Mark Jarrett

Author

Reinhard Stauber

Professor of Modern History and Dean of Arts and Humanities

Austrian and the Alps-Adriatic University Klagenfurt (Austrian Alps-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt)

Participants
  • David Armitage Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History Harvard University
  • Gary Bass Professor of Politics and International Affairs Princeton University
  • Richard Betts Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of War and Peace Studies Columbia University
  • Patrick Cohrs Associate Professor of History & International Affairs Yale University
  • Charly Coleman Assistant Professor of History Columbia University
  • Margaret Crosby-Arnold Adjunct Associate Research Scholar Blinken European Institute of Columbia University
  • Christian Cwik Lecturer for European and Atlantic History University of the West Indies
  • John Davis Emiliana Pasca Noether Chair in Modern Italian History University of Connecticut
  • Patrick Geoghegan Professor of History Trinity College Dublin
  • Stella Ghervas Senior Fellow Maison des Sciences de l'Homme d'Aquitaine
  • Beatrice de Graaf History of International Relations & Global Governance Universiteit Utrecht
  • Victoria de Grazia Moore Collegiate Professor of History Columbia University
  • Mark Jarrett Author
  • Robert Jervis Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics Columbia University
  • Paul Lovejoy Distinguished Research Professor and Canada Research Chair in African Diaspora History York University
  • Mark Mazower Ira D. Wallach Professor of World Order Studies Department of History, Columbia University
  • Susan Pedersen Gouverneur Morris Professor of British History Columbia University
  • Wolfgang Petritsch President Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation
  • Matthew Rendall Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences University of Nottingham
  • Gideon Rose Editor and Peter G. Peterson Chair Foreign Affairs
  • Glenda Sluga Professor of International History University of Sydney
  • Jack Lewis Snyder Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations in Political Science Columbia University
  • Reinhard Stauber Professor of Modern History and Dean of Arts and Humanities Austrian and the Alps-Adriatic University Klagenfurt (Austrian Alps-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt)
  • Brian Vick Associate Professor Emory University
  • Larry Wolff Professor of History, Director of Center for European and Mediterranean Studies New York University
  • Isser Woloch Moore Collegiate Professor Emeritus of History Columbia University