Consequences of Military Interventions Since 1945: Experiences, Lessons, Questions

International Conference at Herrenhausen Palace, Hannover

Fr, 12.5.2017 bis Sa, 13.5.2017
Herrenhausen Palace
Convention Center
Herrenhäuser Straße 5
30419 Hannover
Deutschland

 

By invitation only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ever since the Balkan wars of the mid-1990s and especially against the backdrop of international terrorism, the pros and cons of military intervention has become one of the great contentious issues of the political agenda. When may, when must one intervene to stop civil wars, mass murder or persecution motivated by politics, religion or ethnicity? Does it make sense to force regime change through armed intervention? And, especially: What are the long-term effects and how high is the price of military intervention for the states and societies immediately affected?

Our conference examining the “Consequences of Military Interventions Since 1945: Experiences, Lessons, Questions” is meant to advance both the public debate and research agenda on the subject for historiography and the social sciences. And it should break new ground in two respects. Firstly it provides a forum for comparing the great “intervention phases” that, as a rule, have been artificially divorced from one another and discussed accordingly: the era of the Cold War and progressions from 1990 to the present day. Secondly, this event will give an impulse to systematize our knowledge on the effects of military intervention, with a view primarily to those most immediately affected. It will discuss not only the experiences of failure but also examples of successful intervention. And it takes two perspectives into account: the policies, economies and societies of intervening states on the one hand and “intervened” states on the other.

For more information please klick here for the Conference Outline.

Participants

Oliver Bange Center of Military History and Social Sciences of the Bundeswehr (ZMSBw Potsdam) / University of Mannheim Dick van den Berg The Hague University of Applied Sciences Alexander Bühler Berlin Matthias Dembinski Peace Research Institute Frankfurt Anna Geis Helmut Schmidt University – University of the Bundeswehr Hamburg Bernd Greiner Berlin Center for Cold War Studies Bettina Greiner Berlin Center for Cold War Studies Thorsten Gromes Peace Research Institute Frankfurt Gerd Hankel Hamburg Foundation for the Advancement of Research and Culture Gunther Hauser Institute for Strategy and Security Policy (ISS Vienna) Corinna Hauswedell Conflict Analysis and Dialogue (CoAD Bonn) / Protestant Institute for Interdisciplinary Research (FEST Heidelberg) Forschungsstätte der Evangelischen Studiengemein­schaft (FEST Heidelberg) Markus Kaim German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP Berlin) Fabian Klose  Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG Mainz) Jan Koehler Free University Berlin Mark Kramer Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Florian P. Kühn Helmut Schmidt University – University of the Bundeswehr Hamburg Bernd Lemke Center of Military History and Social Sciences of the Bundeswehr (ZMSBw Potsdam) Marie Olsen Lounsbery East Carolina University, Greenville, NC Rasmus Mariager University of Copenhagen Philipp Münch Bundeswehr Command and Staff College (FüAk Hamburg) Frederic Pearson Wayne State University, Detroit, MI Dursun Peksen University of Memphis Jeffrey Pickering Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS Wolfgang Richter German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP Berlin) Philipp Rotmann Global Public Policy Institute (GPPI Berlin) Thomas Ruttig Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN Berlin/Kabul) Conrad Schetter Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) Klaus Schlichte University of Bremen Elisabeth Schmidt Loyola University Chicago  Mandy Turner Kenyon Institute (KI Jerusalem) Klaas Voß The Hague University of Applied Sciences Annette Weber German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP Berlin)  Jens Westemeier Geiselhörnig

The Conference is hosted by the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies with the support of the VW Foundation.