A Presidency Transformed by Crises: The George W. Bush Administration - an Early Appraisal; Oct. 17-18, 2002

Conference was held at the State University of New York/Fredonia

A SUNY Conversation in the Discipline
With the Support of the Carnahan-Jackson Foundation

SUNY Fredonia

Anyone interested in information on the conference can email:  Jon.Kraus@Fredonia.edu, Kevin.McMahon@Fredonia.edu, or David.Rankin@Fredonia.edu.

Conference Schedule

PDF format - Download Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF file. Download free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF file
Printable Microsoft Word format

Thursday, October 17th, 2002

12:45 pm Conference Opening:  Welcome to Scholarly Guests
Welcome to SUNY/Fredonia - President Dennis Hefner

I. Presidential Administrations as Creations
Panel 1 1:00 - 1:55 pm The 2000 Presidential Election of George W. Bush:  The Difficult Birth of a Presidency
  Presenter:  James Campbell, SUNY/Buffalo
  Discussant:  Thomas Brunell, SUNY/Binghamton
Panel 2 2:00 - 2:55 pm The 'Vision Thing' Revisited:  The Public and Political Perception of George W. Bush
  Presenter:  John Robert Greene, Cazenovia College
  Discussant:  all participants

II. Political Institutions and Politics in America
Panel 3 3:15 - 4:10 pm The Early Relationship between the Bush Administration, the Media, and Public Opinion
  Presenter:  David Rankin, SUNY/Fredonia
  Discussant:  Katina Stapleton, Syracuse University
Panel 4 4:15 - 5:15 pm Did George W. Bring Bipartisanship to Washington? Presidential-Congressional Relations in the Second Bush Administration
  Presenters:  Colton Campbell, Florida International University
                    Robert Watson, Florida Atlantic University
  Discussant:  Sean Kelly, Niagara University

Friday, October 18th, 2002

Panel 5 9:00 - 9:55 am Organizing for Power:  The Presidency of George W. Bush
  Presenter:  Shirley Anne Warshaw, Gettysburg College
  Discussant:  John Robert Greene, Cazenovia College

III. American Society, Political Power, and Public Policies
Panel 6 10:00 - 10:55 am Crisis and the Pursuit of Conservatism: Liberty, Security, and the Bush Justice Department
  Presenter:  Kevin McMahon, SUNY/Fredonia
  Discussant:   Mark Hurwitz, SUNY/Buffalo
Panel 7 11:15 am - 12:10 pm Projecting Power:  Tension between Unilateral Power & Multi-lateral Needs in An Era of Globalism & Rising US Neo-Isolationism
  Presenter:  Jon Kraus, SUNY/Fredonia
  Discussant:  Karla Cunningham, SUNY/Geneseo
Panel 8 1:30 - 2:25 pm Gun Rights for Terrorists?  Gun Control and the Bush Presidency
  Presenter:  Robert Spitzer, SUNY/Cortland
  Discussant:  Stephen Kershnar, SUNY/Fredonia
Panel 9 2:30 - 3:25 pm Politics Is Money:  The Tax Cut-2001, Sept. 11th, and the Patterns of Government Spending
  Presenter:  Richard Jankowski, SUNY/Fredonia
  Discussant:  William Keech, Carnegie-Mellon University

IV. Past as Prologue:  The Future of the First Term of the Bush 2 Presidency
Panel 10 3:45 - 4:45 pm The Early Bush II Presidency and the Mid-Term Elections 2002
  Presenter:  Donald Beachler, Ithaca College
  Discussant:  all participants

Description of panels and presenters - Word | HTML

For further information, email Jon.Kraus@Fredonia.edu.