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Conference Schedule

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome
Chancellor Henry Yang, Giles Gunn, Carl Gutiérrez-Jones

9:30 - 10:30 Keynote Address
Ronald Steel
“America’s Mission: the Power and the Glory”

10:45 – 12:15 America and the Imaginary, Moderator Shirley Geok-Lin Lim
David Palumbo-Liu
“Pre-emption, Perpetual War, and the Future of the Imagination”
Gabriele Schwab and Simon Ortiz
“Imaginary Homeland Security: The Internationalization of Terror”

1:30 – 3:00 Institutions of Globalization, Moderator Richard Appelbaum
Berndt Ostendorf
“Americanization and Anti-Americanization in the Age of Globalization: A View from Europe”
Eileen Boris
“On Cowboys and Welfare Queens: Independence, Dependence, and Interdependence at Home and Abroad”
Ramon Gutiérrez
“Reshaping the Americans: Personal and Institutional Relations”

3:15 – 4:45 Transnational America, Moderator Candace Waid
Carolyn Porter

“The Scream in the Fog, or the Sound of the Truth”
Inderpal Grewal
“Transnational America: Empire and Neo-liberalism”
John Carlos Rowe
“The Legacy of the Imperial Dialectic: ‘Embedding’ the Foreign in Domestic U.S. Culture”

7:00 -- 9:30 Performance/Installation
Guillermo Gómez Peña of La Pocha Nostra, Ethno-Techno


Saturday, April 24

9:00 – 11:00 Religion, Civil Society, and World Order, Moderator Lisa Hajjar
Mark Juergensmeyer
“American Terror and Guerrilla Anti-Globalism”
Juan Campo
“A Passion for Iraq: Religion in the Re-Presentation of U.S. Hegemony in the Middle East”
Helmut Anheier
“International Non-governmental Organizations and Globalization: Organizational and Policy Dilemmas”
Wade Clark Roof
“Civil Religion and War Discourse”

11:15 – 12:45 New Imperialisms, Moderator Gurinder Singh Mann
Lisa Lowe
“The Metaphoricity of a New World Order”
Lisa Parks
“Air Raids: war, Gender, and TV News”
Donald Pease
“Globalizing American Literary Studies: Some Paradigms and Paradoxes”

2:00 – 3:00 Keynote Address
Richard Falk
“Visionary American Leadership and the Remaking of World Order”

3:00 – 4:00 Panel Discussion
Berndst Ostendorf, Carolyn Porter, David Palumo-Liu, and Gabriele Schwab
Giles Gunn, Moderator