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On behalf of my co-organizers, I am pleased to invite you to join us at NYU on April 3-4 for the conference "American (Inter)Dependencies: New Perspectives on Capitalism and Empire, 1898-1959," which will explore the multidirectional processes, reciprocal impacts, and global dimensions of inter-American economic relations. Please feel free to pass on this invitation to your colleagues and students who might be interested. Schedule and registration information for the conference is now online: http://americaninterdependencies.wordpress.com The paper sessions for the conference will be held in workshop format, and papers will be pre-circulated. Therefore, registration is required if you plan to attend paper sessions. You can register here: http://americaninterdependencies.wordpress.com/registration/ Following the paper sessions, there will be a closing plenary, open to the public, on Friday April 4th at 5:30pm, featuring Barbara Weinstein, Greg Grandin, and Paul Kramer. Questions about the conference can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to seeing many of you there. Best, Christy Thornton Ph.D. Candidate | Latin American History Department of History | New York University *CONFERENCE SCHEDULE* Thursday - April 3 *12:30 Opening Remarks* *1:00-3:30 Session 1: Managing Trade, Investment, Debt* Dara Orenstein, *Good Zones Make Good Neighbors: Pax Americana at the Foreign-Trade Zone of New Orleans* Peter James Hudson, *Capitalism & Sovereignty: The Mercantile Bank of the Americas, 1915-1925* Christy Thornton, *"A New Legal and Philosophic Conception of Credit:" The International Impact of Mexico's Vision of Debt, Finance and Development in the 1930s* Comment: Alejandro Velasco *3:45-6:15 Session 2: Producing Economic Knowledge* Mark Hendrikson, *Managing Risk on a Global Stage: The Case of Mining Engineers in Latin America* Amy Offner, *Building the Decentralized State: Colombia and the United States, 1950-1990* Tore Olsson, *Imagining the American South in Mexico: The Rockefeller Foundation, U.S. Regionalism, and Mexico's Green Revolution, 1943-1950* Comment: Paul Kramer ------------------------------ Friday - April 4 *8:30: Coffee* *9:00 -10:45 Session 3: Law and Empire* Benjamin Coates, *Investment and Intervention: How International Law Challenged and Reaffirmed U.S. Corporate Hegemony in the Caribbean, 1901-1909* Max Paul Friedman, *Argentina's Transnational Coalition-Building during the U.S. Rise to Empire: "Soft Balancing" avant la Lettre* Comment: Greg Grandin *10:45 - 12:30 Session 4: The Cuban Crucible* Daniel Rodriguez, *Conflicting Visions of American Power: The Cuban Industrial Relief Fund, Reconcentrados, and Agricultural Policy in Occupied Cuba (1899-1901)* Rebecca Herman, *The Limits of Law in the Inter-American Alliance: Cuban Rights, U.S. Contractors and the Legal Ambiguity of Base-Building during World War II* Comment: Ada Ferrer *12:30 -1:30 - Lunch* *1:45 - 3:30 Session 5: Global Wars, Hemispheric Economies* April Merleaux,* Inflation and the Limits of Citizenship: Sugar Consumers in Buenos Aires and New York, 1919-1920* Josh Frens-String, *Paying the "Price of Victory": Economic War and its Aftershocks in Chile and the US, 1940-1950* Comment: Augustine Sedgewick *3:30 - 5:15 Session 6: Uneven Development and Industrialization* Ted Fertik, *Transnational Actors in the Service of Economic Nationalism: Brazil's Quest for a Steel Industry Between the Wars* Susan Gauss, *From Carta Blanca to Corona: Mexican Beer and the Limits of U.S. Hegemony* Comment: Barbara Weinstein *5:30 - 7:30: Closing Plenary: Dependency, Interdependency, and Empire: New Directions for the Study of Capitalism in the Americas* Paul Kramer, Barbara Weinstein, Greg Grandin *followed by a reception* *The conference is generously funded by a grant-in-aid from the NYU Humanities Initiative and has received additional support from the NYU Department of History, the NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the New York City Latin American History Workshop.* -- --