Conference Program

The conference begins on Friday September 28th at 09.15 (9.15 am) and ends on Sunday September 30th at 13.30 (1.30 pm).

The program is now available. You can download the program here (version updated September 24, 2018).

Please find an overview of the program below.

Day 1: Friday, September 28
LocationStockholm University, Frescati

08:30            Registration opens
09:15–10:30 Welcome and Opening Keynote: David R. Roediger (University of Kansas): What Is This White in ‘White Working Class’? Cautions on Easy Explanations of Trump’s Victory
10.30–11.00 Coffee
11:00–12:30 Panel Sessions
12:45–13:45 Lunch (Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm)
14:00–15:30 Panel Sessions
15:30–16:00 Coffee
16:00–17:30 Panel Sessions
19:00–21:00 Reception at Stockholm City Hall (Hosted by the City of Stockholm)

Day 2: Saturday, September 29
LocationStockholm University, Frescati

09:00–10:00 Keynote Lecture, Sylvia Mayer (University of Bayreuth): Environmental Risk Narratives: Uncertainty, Anticipation, and Speculation in the American Climate Change Novel
10:00–10:30 Coffee
10:30–12:00 Panel Sessions
12:00–13:00 Lunch
13:00–14:00 Keynote Lecture, Frida Stranne (Halmstad University): Is There a Strategy Somewhere? American Foreign Policy during the Trump Presidency
14:00–14:30 Coffee
14:30–16:30 Panel Sessions
19:00 Conference Dinner at Restaurang Hasselbacken

Day 3: Sunday, September 30
Location: ABF-huset, Sveavägen 41, Stockholm

10:00–11:00 SAAS General Meeting (click here for the Agenda and President’s Report)
11:00–12.00 Lunch (not included in conference fee)
12:00–13:30 Roundtable: The End of the American Century? A Panel on Politics, History, and the U.S. Role in the World. Discussants: David R. Roediger (University of Kansas), Frida Stranne (Halmstad University), and Dag Blanck (Uppsala University). Moderator: Frida Beckman (Stockholm University).