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Upcoming SHAFR Meeting

Editors’ NoteSeveral sessions of interest to readers will take place at the upcoming meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) next week in DC. Below, we are including just a few that seemed particularly relevant to historians of philanthropy. 

SHAFR, 2015 Annual Meeting (Thurs., June 25- Sat., June 27)

Thursday, June 25, 11:45am-1:30pm

Panel 4: From Humanitarian Relief to Human Rights? New Perspectives on American Nonstate Assistance to Europe in the Great War Era (Salon 5)

Chair: Stephen Porter, University of Cincinnati

“Socks in the Somme: The Smith Unit’s Relief of French War Refugees and Interwar Human Rights,” Michael E. McGuire, Salem State University

“Acting from the Center of the Maelstrom: The American Red Cross and Switzerland during the First World War,” Cédric Cotter, University of Geneva SHAFR Global Scholars and Diversity Grant Award

“Jewish Solidarity as Rights Advocacy and Humanitarianism: American Jewish Philanthropy in Eastern Europe in the Great War Era,” Jaclyn Granick, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

“The League of Red Cross Societies and International Committee of the Red Cross: A ReEvaluation of American Influence in the Interwar Red Cross Movement,” Kimberly A. Lowe, Lesley University

Comment: Stephen Porter

Thursday, June 25, 2:00 – 3:45 PM

Panel 12: Roundtable: Humanitarianism and Human Rights: A State of the Field (Salon 2) 

Chair: Sarah B. Snyder, American University

Michael Barnett, George Washington University

Gary Bass, Princeton University

Elizabeth Borgwardt, Washington University in St Louis

Julia Irwin, University of South Florida

Amanda Moniz, National History Center of the American Historical Association

Saturday, June 27, 3:30-5:15pm

Panel 89: Before Carter and Beyond the United States: Human Rights in the Mid-1970s (Salon 2)

Chair: Fredrik Logevall, Cornell University

“The Latin American Roots of the Ford Foundation’s Human Rights Philanthropy,” Patrick William Kelly, University of Chicago

“Transnational Human Rights Activism and the Origins of the Iranian Revolution,” Roham Alvandi, London School of Economics

“Did the Ford Administration Have a Human Rights Policy?,” Sarah B. Snyder, American University

Comment: Thomas A. Schwartz, Vanderbilt University

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  1. Pingback: SHAFR’s Annual Conference: Discussing Philanthropy, Humanitarianism, and Human Rights | HistPhil

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