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Conference Agenda

South Asia in Crisis: United States Policy, 1961-1972
June 28-29, 2005
Loy Henderson Auditorium
U.S. Department of State
Tentative Program


Tuesday

June 28

8:15-9:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast


Delegates’ Lounge

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Loy Henderson Auditorium

Dr. Marc J. Susser, The Historian
Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State

9:15-9:35 a.m.

Keynote Address

Loy Henderson Auditorium

Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

9:35-10:00 a.m.

Overview of Foreign Relations volumes on South Asia 1961-1972

Loy Henderson Auditorium

Dr. Louis J. Smith, Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State


10:00-10:15 a.m.

Break


Delegates’ Lounge

10:15 a.m. -Noon

Session 1:
Roundtable: The United States and the 1971 Crisis in South Asia--Participants’ Perspectives


Loy Henderson Auditorium

Moderator: Dr. Edward C. Keefer, General Editor, Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State

Participants:

Sidney Sober, U.S. Department of State (ret.)

Ambassador Anthony C.E. Quainton (ret.)

Ambassador L. Bruce Laingen (ret.)

Samuel M. Hoskinson, National Security Council staff (ret.)

 

Discussion: Panel and Audience


Noon

Lunch Break

 

1:30-3:00 p.m.

Session 2:
Roundtable: The United States and the 1971 Crisis in South Asia--Scholarly Interpretations


Loy Henderson Auditorium

Moderator: Dr. David H. Herschler, Deputy Historian, Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State

Participants:

Dr. Robert J. McMahon, The Ohio State University

Dr. Gary R. Hess, Bowling Green State University

Dr. Sumit Ganguly, Indiana University


Discussion: Panel and Audience


 

3:00-3:15 p.m.

Break

Delegates’ Lounge

3:15-5:00 p.m.

Session 3:
South Asia in Crisis during the Nixon Administration


Loy Henderson Auditorium

Chair: Dr. Peter A. Kraemer, Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State

Panelists:

‘We do not see any sign or hope:’ U.S.-Bangladesh Contacts in 1971
Dr. Ali Riaz, Illinois State University


 

The 1971 South Asian Crisis: U.S. Policy Revisited
Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed, University of Dhaka


 

Anatomy of Violence: An Analysis of Acts of Terror in East Pakistan in 1971
Dr. Sarmila Bose, George Washington University

 

Nixon's White House and Pakistan: The Tilt that Failed
F.S. Aijazuddin, OBE


Comment: Dr. Sumit Ganguly


5:00 p.m.

Adjournment


June 29

Wednesday

8:30-9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast


Delegates’ Lounge

9:00-10:45 a.m.

Session 4:
U.S. Policy toward South Asia during the Kennedy Administration


Loy Henderson Auditorium

Chair: Dr. Robert M. Hathaway, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Panelists:

Dealing with South Asia: A Comparative Analysis of the Kennedy and Nixon Administrations
Dr. B.M. Jain, University of Rajasthan

(paper read by Dr. Paul J. Hibbeln, Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State)
 

The Kennedy Administration and the Sino-Indian War of 1962
Dr. David R. Devereux, Canisius College


 

Keeping the British ‘A Half-Step in Front:’ The United States and the Limitations of Anglo-American Collaboration in South Asia, 1961-63
Paul Michael McGarr, Royal Holloway College, University of London


U.S.-Pakistan Relations under Ayub Khan, 1958-69
Dr. Mansoor Akbar Kundi, University of Balochistan

 

Comment: Dr. Robert J. McMahon


10:45-11:00 a.m.

Break


Delegates’ Lounge

11:00-12:30 p.m.

Session 5:
South Asia in Crisis during the Johnson Administration


Loy Henderson Auditorium

Chair: Dr. James G. Hershberg, George Washington University

Panelists:

The Kashmir Crisis and the Johnson Administration
Ambassador Howard B. Schaffer, Institute for the Study of Democracy, Georgetown University

 

Lyndon Johnson, Indira Gandhi, and the Political Dramatics of Famine
Dr. Nicholas B. Cullather, Indiana University

 

‘Machiavelli With a Heart:’ The Johnson Administration’s Food for Peace Program in India
Dr. Kristin L. Ahlberg, Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State


Comment: Ambassador W. Howard Wriggins, Columbia University


12:30 p.m.

Adjournment

Registration is required for attendance. Please contact:
Dr. Christopher Tudda
TuddaCJ@state.gov
202-663-3054


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