2010 Symposium

World of Power/World of Law: Wilsonianism and Other Visions of Foreign Policy

Fifth Woodrow Wilson National Symposium

Sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Jessie Ball DuPont Fund

Held at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum and the Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center

Staunton, Virginia

April 15-16, 2010

Schedule

Thursday, April 15 – Registration and Luncheon

11:30 a.m.--Registration: Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center

12:00 noon--Woodrow Wilson National Symposium Luncheon (Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center, Colonnade Room. By invitation)

12:10 p.m.--Welcome: Don W. Wilson, President and CEO, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

1:00 p.m.--Introduction: Theodore DeLaney, Chair of the Department of History, Washington and Lee University; Chair of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Education Committee

Keynote address: Walter Russell Mead, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations. “Wilsonian Foreign Policy: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”

2:00 p.m.--Optional Tour of Presidential Birthplace and Museum, Linda MacNeil, Lead Interpreter (meet at The Dolores Lescure Center front desk)

Thursday, April 15 - Session 1 (Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center)

3:00-4:45 p.m.--Introduction: Joel Hodson, Director of Education, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library
Panel: Wilson and Recent American Foreign Policy
Facilitator: Anthony Eksterowicz, Professor of Political Science, James Madison University (15 minutes for intros and post-presentation comments)
Presenters : (Three 20-minute presentations)
Thomas Bruscino, U.S. Army Command & General Staff College, School ofAdvanced Military Studies. “The Rooseveltian Tradition: TheodoreRoosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and George W. Bush”

Stephen A. Wertheim, Columbia University. “The Wilsonian Chimera: WhyDebating Wilson’s Vision Can’t Save American Foreign Relations”

Michael Andrew Nelson, Presbyterian College. “Vietnam as a Legacy of Wilsonian Internationalism: The Case of Roger Hilsman”

Discussion (30 minutes for Q&A and general discussion)

5:00 p.m.--Reception (By invitation), Emily Smith Terrace, WWPL
Welcome: Don W. Wilson, President and CEO, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library
Dinner on own in Staunton (see list of downtown restaurants)

Friday, April 16 - Session II (Dolores Lescure Center, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library andMuseum Education Parlor)

8:45 a.m.--Coffee

9:00-10:45 a.m.--Panel: Wilsonian Internationalism at Home and Abroad
Facilitator: Paul Freedman, Associate Professor of Politics, The University of Virginia

Presenters:Brian J. Cook, Virginia Polytechnic Institute. “Wilsonianism at Home and Abroad:A Comparative Analysis”

Trygve Throntveit, Harvard University. “A Strange Fate: Quincy Wright and the Trans-War Trajectory of Wilsonian Internationalism”

Miklos Sebok, The University of Virginia. “Crisis, institutional change and the delegation of discretion: Wilson’s role in the creation of the FederalReserve”

Discussion

10:45-11:00 a.m.--Break

11:00-11:45 a.m.--Tour of Library and Archives, Peggy Dillard, Director of Library and Archives orTour of Presidential Birthplace and Museum, Linda MacNeil, Lead Interpreter

11:45 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Lunch, Emily Smith Terrace

1:00-2:00 p.m.--Introduction: Paul Freedman, Associate Professor of Politics, The University of Virginia

Plenary speaker: Glenn Hastedt, Director of the Center for Liberal and Applied Social Sciences, James Madison University. “Woodrow Wilson in the Literature and Discipline of Political Science” (45 minutes for presentation and Q&A)

2:00-2:15 p.m.--Break

Friday, April 16 - Session III

2:15-3:30 p.m.--Panel: Race and Representation in SelectivePeace Settlements

Facilitator: Jeffrey Lanigan, Assistant Professor of History, Blue Ridge Community College

Presenters:Robert Kane, Niagara University. “Race and Representation: Japan and the Limits of a Wilsonian Democratic Peace”

Nicole M. Phelps, University of Vermont. “Scientific Racism and Self-Determination: The Case of Austria-Hungary”

3:30-3:45 p.m.--Break

3:45-4:15 p.m.--Concluding discussion facilitated by Anthony Eksterowicz, Professor of Political Science,James Madison University

4:15-4:30 p.m.--Conference conclusion

The 2010 Woodrow Wilson National Symposium is made possible through the generous support of Carnegie Corporation of New York and The Jessie Ball duPont Fund.

Thanks to the members of the Symposium Advisory Committee for their planning:

Theodore DeLaney, Chair of the Department of History, Washington and Lee University; Chair of the Education Committee, Woodrow Wilson PresidentialLibrary

Anthony Eksterowicz, Professor of Political Science, James Madison University

Paul Freedman, Associate Professor of Politics, The University of Virginia

Jeffrey Lanigan, Assistant Professor of History, Blue Ridge Community College

Thanks also to Thomas Knock, Associate Professor of History, Southern Methodist University; Hampden Smith, III, Professor Emeritus of Journalism, Washington and Lee University; and the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library for their support for this event.

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Wilson was president throughout World War I. He attempted to keep America out of the war and even won reelection with the slogan "He kept us out of war." Nonetheless, after the sinking of the Lusitania, continued run-ins with German submarines, and the release of the Zimmerman Telegram, America became involved. with the Lusitania, the continued harassment of American ships by German submarines, and the release of the Zimmerman Telegram meant that America joined the allies in April, 1917.

Woodrow Wilson was President when the 19th amendment was ratified in 1920 giving women the right to vote.

Wilson piloted the ship that brought America onto the world stage. He made the first steps of leading us out of isolationism, violating Washington's tenet of avoiding foreign entanglements.

He led America during World War I. His fervent hope was for the US to join a League of Nations, the precursor to the United Nations.

A Woodrow Wilson Quote: "Life does not consist in thinking, it consists in acting."

A Woodrow Wilson Quote: "The Constitution was not made to fit us like a straitjacket. In its elasticity lies its chief greatness."

A Woodrow Wilson Quote: "I believe in democracy because it releases the energies of every human being."

The Seventeenth Amendment was formally adopted on May 31, 1913. Wilson had been president for almost three months at the time. The amendment provided for the direct election of senators. Prior to its adoption, Senators were chosen by state legislatures.

Wilson was the first president to receive a PhD which he got in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University. He had received his undergraduate degree from the College of New Jersey, renamed Princeton University in 1896.

Woodrow Wilson could not read during the first decade of his life. Though undiagnosed, he may have suffered from a learning disability

Woodrow Wilson was known as "Tommy" until his college years.

Woodrow Wilson during his boyhood, helped establish the "Lightfoot Baseball Club" with his friends. Wilson played second base and was an avid sport fan throughout his adult life.

Woodrow Wilson was the first president to attend the Major League Baseball Fall Classic. He saw the debut of a young 20 year old pitcher by the name of George Herman "Babe" Ruth.

Woodrow Wilson was a graduate of Princeton University and Johns Hopkins University and the only president to hold an earned doctoral degree.

Woodrow Wilson image is on the $100,000 bill although it is no longer in circulation