BACS E-News July 2007
Contents
1.  CONFERENCE: War and Peace in Canadian History, 13 July 2007
2.  ANNOUNCEMENT: BACS Conference 2008
3.  CONFERENCE: Atlantic Youth Forum, 6-10 August 2007

Please note that there will be no August edition of E-News! 1. WAR AND PEACE IN CANADIAN HISTORY: A CONFERENCE TO COMMEMORATE THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF VIMY RIDGE

FRIDAY 13 JULY 2007
CANADA HOUSE, OFF TRAFALGAR SUARE, LONDON
ORGANISED BY THE BACS HISTORY GROUP IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE LONDON CONFERENCE FOR CANADIAN STUDIES

Programme

9.30 am    Registration/ Coffee

10.00 am    Welcome by High Commission

10.05 am    Session 1 – Vimy Ridge and the Legacy of War
Tony McCulloch, Canterbury Christ Church University
    ‘Vimy Ridge, 1917 – 2007: An Ambiguous Legacy?’
Stephen Badsey, Centre for First World War Studies, University of Birmingham
    ‘As others see us: the historical image of Canada and its armed forces since 1815’
Melanie Donnelly et al, Imperial War Museum
    ‘The “Their Past, Your Future” Project’

11.45 am    Session 2 – The First World War and Its Aftermath
Diana Beaupre, Canterbury Christ Church University
    ‘On the way to Flanders Fields: The Canadian Expeditionary Force in Britain, 1914 – 1918’
Mary Conde, Queen Mary College, University of London
    ‘War in two Canadian women’s novels: Ann-Marie Macdonald’s Fall on Your Knees and Jane Urquhart’s The Underpainter’
Neville Sloane, University of East Anglia
    ‘Neville Chamberlain, appeasement and the role of the British Dominions’

1.00 pm    Lunch

2.00 pm    Session 3 – Canada, the Second World War and the UN
Dan Plesch, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS
    ‘Canada’s role in the wartime United Nations alliance’
Tarah Brookfield, York University, Toronto
    ‘A respectable peacemaker: embracing the UN in early Cold War Canada’
Michael Carroll, University of Victoria, British Columbia
    ‘The United Nations Emergency Force: The origins and realities of Canadian peacekeeping’

4.00 pm     Session 4 – Canada and the Post-war World
Hector Mackenzie, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ottawa.
    ‘Another anniversary: Mackenzie King, the royal wedding and Canada’s Cold War policies, 1947 – 48’
Rizal Yaakop, Lakehead University and National University of Malaysia
    ‘Ethnic Security and the Politics of Consotionalism in Post Second World War Canada’
Joseph Jockel, St Lawrence University, New York
    ‘Canada and the Away Game: Afghanistan, Iraq and Canada-US security relations after 9/11’

5.30 pm    Finish

6.00 pm     Conference Dinner (optional)

Conference Details   

To register for the conference please contact Tony McCulloch ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ).  Registration costs £20.00 (payable on the day) and includes lunch and refreshments. Registration is free for presenters.  Hotel accommodation can be booked online at the nearby Strand Palace Hotel. A selection of papers from the conference will be published as volume 23 (2007-08) of the London Journal of Canadian Studies.


2. ANNOUNCEMENT: CANADA IN THE AMERICAS

British Association for Canadian Studies 33rd Annual Conference

BACS is delighted to announce that this conference will take place at the University of Warwick, from 7-9 April 2008. The University is located in Coventry, in the heart of England, close to Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-on-Avon and to the Cotswolds.

Call for papers

The British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS) is pleased to announce that the 2008 annual conference will take place on 7-9 April 2008. Proposals for 20-minute papers, to be presented in either English or French, are invited from any single disciplinary or multidisciplinary perspective on the theme of Canada in the Americas.

In 2008 Canada celebrates the 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec City by Samuel de Champlain, marking the real start of the province of New France and thus of modern Canada.

To commemorate this event, BACS is seeking conference papers on:

•    the cultural, economic, historical, political, social, scientific, and technological activities
•    the interactions between First Nations, Europeans, the wider international community
•    the connections between Old World and New, francophones and anglophones
•    the relationships of modern Canada with the US, Latin America, the countries of the Arctic

which together have created Canada as a North American and western hemisphere society as it is today.

For 2008 BACS is planning a wider use of a ‘panel’  method of conference organisation with the aim of helping participants, through their shared reflection, to develop more effectively their individual and/or collaborative research. We therefore ask potential directors of such panels to make themselves known to Jodie as soon as possible and to submit their suggestions no later than 31 August 2007.

Meanwhile, as in the past, we remain happy to consider proposals for individual papers.

Enquiries and proposals to:

Jodie Robson, BACS Administrator       
31 Tavistock Square
London WC1H
Tel: 020 7862 8687 / 01289 387331
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Proposals (panel and individual) and deadline:

Email abstract(s) of 200-300 words; and brief CV(s) (must include title(s), institutional affiliation(s) and address(es) by 15 November 2007. Submissions will be acknowledged by email.

Postgraduate students are especially welcome to submit a proposal (panel organisers, please note) and there will be a concessionary conference fee for students. BACS regrets that it is unable to assist participants with travel and accommodation costs.


3. ATLANTIC YOUTH FORUM 2007

Monday 6 - Friday 10 August 2007
867th WILTON PARK CONFERENCE

The Atlantic Youth Forum, the fifth since 2003, is an annual forum which aims to provide an opportunity for Americans, Canadians and Europeans in the 18-24 age group to gain insights into each other's concerns and perceptions on key challenges facing their countries and the international community. The programme will address a range of political, security, cultural, economic and social issues of common interest.

Speakers invited (*speakers confirmed)

MONDAY 6 AUGUST
1500 - 1545 Welcome to Conference and Introduction to Wilton Park Conference
Chair Julia PURCELL Programme Director, Wilton Park, Steyning

1545 - 1645
1. WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES POSED BY THE POWER TROIKA OF THE US, UK & MAINLAND EUROPE?
Sir Christopher MEYER, Former UK Ambassador to the United States: Chairman, Press Complaints Commission, London
*Constanze STELZENMUELLER Director, German Marshall Fund of the United States, Berlin

1645 - 1730 Photograph and Tea

1730 - 1900
2. SECURITY: WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS FOR STATES?
WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION: AN INTRODUCTION *Paul BERNSTEIN Vice President, Science Applications International Corporation, McLean NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION, DETERRENCE & DISARMAMENT: WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS?
Chair: Paul BERNSTEIN
DEBATED BY: *Kerry KARTCHNER, Senior Strategic Planner, Office of Strategic Planning and Outreach, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Washington DC
*Rebecca JOHNSON Executive Director, Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy, London 1930 Reception followed by Barbecue

TUESDAY 7 AUGUST

0915 - 1045
3. SECURITY: WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS FOR STATES?
Discussions in 4 parallel break-out groups Chaired by:
*Paul BERNSTEIN, Vice President, Science Applications International Corporation, McLean
*Rebecca JOHNSON Executive Director, Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy, London
*Kerry KARTCHNER Senior Strategic Planner, Office of Strategic Planning and Outreach, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Washington DC
*Mark SMITH Programme Director, Wilton Park, Steyning

1045 - 1115 Tea/Coffee

1115 - 1245
4. IDENTITY: A QUESTION OF CULTURE, COUNTRY, FAITH OR VALUES?
*Rachel BRIGGS
Head, Identity Programme, Demos, London

1245 Lunch

1530 - 1630
5. IS BIGGER BETTER? THE IMPLICATIONS OF EUROPEAN ENLARGEMENT *Anthony GOOCH Head of Media and Public Diplomacy, European Commission Representation to the UK, London 1630 Tea 1700 - 1900


6. Parallel Break-out Groups
* A QUESTION OF IDENTITY
* EUROPEAN EXPANSION

2100 - 2230
7. EVENING QUIZ IN COMMON ROOM

WEDNESDAY 8 AUGUST

Breakfast
Depart for London

8. VISIT TO THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT
CAN YOUNG PEOPLE INFLUENCE POLITICS?, Discussion with: *Nick HERBERT Member of Parliament for Arundel & South Downs

9. VISIT TO THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES Meeting with spokesperson IS WESTERN DEMOCRACY WORKING? *Michael MACY
Cultural Attache, Embassy of the United States of America, London

10. VISIT TO FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE HOW IS FOREIGN POLICY DECIDED? WHO INFLUENCES IT? HOW IS IT COMMUNICATED? Panel presentation by:
*Alexander EVANS Policy Planning Strategic Policy Adviser, Directorate of Strategy and Information, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London
Nigel POOLEY Head of North America Team, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London
*Stephen LYSAGHT Head of Public Diplomacy External Relations Team, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London

Dinner

THURSDAY 9 AUGUST
0800 - 0900 Breakfast

0915 - 1045
11. SAFE ON THE STREETS: THE RESPONSIBILITY OF COMMUNITIES OR OF GOVERNMENTS?
WHO SHOULD BE TACKLING ORGANISED CRIME? *John ABBOTT, Former Director General, National Criminal Intelligence Service, London ARE COMMUNITIES DOING ENOUGH? Shareefa FULAT, Former Director, Muslim Youth Helpline; Department of Communities & Local Government, London
DO GOVERNMENT POLICIES ADDRESS THE REAL PROBLEMS OF DRUG-TAKING? *Mike TRACE, Director, Beckley Foundation Drugs Policy Programme, Oxford
TACKLING EXTREMISM Colin MELLIS Government of Netherlands

1045- 1115 Coffee

1115 - 1300
12. MAKING SENSE OF 24/7 MEDIA
Introduced in conference room
*Ali FISHER, Director, Counterpoint, British Council, London Followed by Break out groups

1300 Lunch

1500 - 1630
13. WHO ARE THE SUPER-POWERS?
Session Chair: David HAMON, Deputy Director for Research, Office of Advance Systems and Concepts, Defence Threat Reduction Agency, Virginia Jamie SHEA Director, Policy Planning, NATO HQ, Brussels

1630-1700 Tea

1700 - 1815
14. CLOSING SESSION - FEEDBACK FROM DISCUSSION GROUPS Chaired by Forum Participant (as voted by Forum)

1930 Drinks Reception in Common Room
2000 Forum Dinner

FRIDAY 10 AUGUST 0800 Breakfast
0915 Participants depart

This is a preview programme and as such may be subject to change.

This conference is open to those with expertise to share or an interest in the theme; our aim is to have a broad spread of nationalities and institutions represented. The contribution to costs of up to £900, to help cover all accommodation and meals, attendance at all sessions, and transport from and to Gatwick airport at the beginning and end of the conference, is sought from participants. In certain cases, concessional places may be available.
Enquiries about participation and local travel to: Alison Jones Conference Administrator, Wilton Park, Wiston House, Steyning, West Sussex. BN44 3DZ Telephone: +44 (0)1903 817714 Fax: +44 (0)1903 817162.
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Enquiries about the programme to: Julia Purcell, Programme Director, Wilton Park, Wiston House, Steyning, West Sussex. BN44 3DZ
Telephone: +44 (0)1903 817699 Fax: +44 (0)1903 815333 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it