U.S. - European Interactions Conference

16-17 APRIL 1999


Seattle Campus

HUB, Room 310

Open and Free to the Public



8:30-8:40 a.m.: Introductory remarks, Jere Bacharach

8:40-8:50 a.m.: Introductory remarks, John Keeler

8:50-9:00 a.m.: Opening remarks, Sabrina Ramet

Panel 1: American Influences in Europe
9:00-10:45 a.m.

Dick Hebdige (California Institute of the Arts): The Americanization of British Culture
Marianne Debouzy (University of Paris): The French Debate about Euro-Disney
Uta Poiger (University of Washington): American Influences in German Culture, 1945-68

Panel 2: Cultural and Institutional Interactions
11:00-12:45 p.m.

Richard Pells (University of Texas): The Influences of European Culture on America since the 1950’s
Rodney Stark (University of Washington): American Missionaries to ‘Darkest’ Europe, 1950-96
Beth Holmgren (University of North Carolina): Through Our Looking Glass: Russia in American Children’s Fiction, 1945-91

Panel 3: Institutional Interactions and Values
2:15-4:00 p.m.

Dagmar Reese (DAAD/University of Washington): Traditional Forms of German Youth Organizations and Allied Reeducation Politics in Germany, 1945-50
C. Anthony Giffard (University of Washington): European Regulation of American Television Programs
Irena Brinar (University of Ljubljana): U.S.- European Interactions: The Institutional Context

Panel 4: East-Central Europe
4:15-6:00 p.m.

Cecilia Chessa (University of Washington): "Let Poland be Poland": The United States-Polish Relationship from 1985 to the Present
Mikhail Alexseev (Appalachian State University): From the Cold War to the Cold Peace: U.S.-Russian Interactions from Gorbachev to the Present.


8:50-9:00 a.m.: Opening remarks, Christine Ingebritsen

Panel 5: Norms and Values
9:00 -10:45 a.m.

Christine Ingebritsen (University of Washington): Scandinavia’s Influence on International Norms: The Cases of the Environment, Security and Welfare
Vladimir Raskin / Ann Kindschi (University of Washington): The U.S. Role in Building a Civil Society in Russia
Michael Marks (Willamette University): The U.S.-Spanish Relationship since 1980: Conceptual and Normative Aspects

Panel 6: U.S. Interactions with West European States
11:00-12:45 p.m.

Jolyon Howorth (University of Bath): Changes in the U.S.-French Relationship since 1980
Patricia J. Smith (University of Washington): The Impact of Post-Cold War Changes on the U.S.-German Relationship
Mark Gardner (Seattle, WA): A Relationship both Special and Mundane: U.S.-British Relations since 1980

Panel 7: The European Union
2:15-4:00 p.m.

David Allen (Loughborough University): A Competitive Friendship: The Making of the U.S.-E.U. Relationship, 1980-2000
Matthew Sparke (University of Washington): Cross-border Regionalism in the Context of Free Trade: EU and North American Contrasts, and Their Implications for Transnational Territorial Developments
Peter Hobbing (European Union): EU Enlargement to Eastern Europe: Pre-accession Strategy and the Question of Justice

Panel 8: NATO
4:15-5:30 p.m.

Christopher Coker (London School of Economics; Political Science): Changes in NATO since 1985
James Gow (Kings College, University of London): Redesigning NATO for Post-Cold War World
Christopher D. Jones (University of Washington): Brussels as the Heir of Moscow

General Discussion
5:30-6:30 p.m.