The Congress of Vienna 1814-1815: Making Peace after Global War

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - Saturday, February 7, 2015  12:00pm Faculty House, 4th Floor; Room 1501, International Affairs Building; and Room 1201, International Affairs Building

Organized to mark the bicentenary of the Congress of Vienna, this conference brings together scholars in history, international relations, and political science to explore this  remarkable occasion—the calling of a general peace conference—to re-establish world order in the wake of revolutions, the rise of new leading powers, and wars with reverberations in every part of the globe. How did the Congress conveners conceive of the goals of such a meeting? How did they manage the complexity of such a gathering?  How did they imagine containing the forces that had been unleashed by the previous decades of conflict: Napoleon, guerrilla war and jihad, the forces of nationalism and public opinion? What were the mechanisms of collective security, new ways of thinking about international values and norms, and new policing methods that the Congress devised to secure an enduring peace?


Thursday, February 5: Faculty House, 4th Floor (Accessed via 116th Street gate between Amsterdam Ave. and Morningside Drive)

Friday, February 6: Room 1501, International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th Street

Saturday, February 7: Room 1201, International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th Street

Registration for Day 1 here.

Registration for Day 2 here.

For more information about the Day 3 student workshop, please contact Lily Glenn.


  • David Armitage

    Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History

    Harvard University

  • Gary Bass

    Professor of Politics and International Affairs

    Princeton University

  • Richard Betts

    Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of War and Peace Studies

    Columbia University

  • Patrick Cohrs

    Associate Professor of History & International Affairs

    Yale University

  • Charly Coleman

    Assistant Professor of History

    Columbia University

  • Margaret Crosby-Arnold

    Adjunct Associate Research Scholar

    Blinken European Institute of Columbia University

  • Christian Cwik

    Lecturer for European and Atlantic History

    University of the West Indies

  • John Davis

    Emiliana Pasca Noether Chair in Modern Italian History

    University of Connecticut

  • Patrick Geoghegan

    Professor of History

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Stella Ghervas

    Senior Fellow

    Maison des Sciences de l’Homme d’Aquitaine

  • Beatrice de Graaf

    History of International Relations & Global Governance

    Universiteit Utrecht

  • Victoria de Grazia

    Moore Collegiate Professor of History

    Columbia University

  • Mark Jarrett


  • Robert Jervis

    Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics

    Columbia University

  • Paul Lovejoy

    Distinguished Research Professor and Canada Research Chair in African Diaspora History

    York University

  • Mark Mazower

    Ira D. Wallach Professor of World Order Studies

    Department of History
    Columbia University

  • Susan Pedersen

    Gouverneur Morris Professor of British History

    Columbia University

  • Wolfgang Petritsch


    Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation

  • Matthew Rendall

    Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences

    University of Nottingham

  • Gideon Rose

    Editor and Peter G. Peterson Chair

    Foreign Affairs

  • Glenda Sluga

    Professor of International History

    University of Sydney

  • Jack Lewis Snyder

    Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations in Political Science

    Columbia University

  • Reinhard Stauber

    Professor of Modern History and Dean of Arts and Humanities

    Austrian and the Alps-Adriatic University Klagenfurt (Austrian Alps-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt)

  • Brian Vick

    Associate Professor

    Emory University

  • Larry Wolff

    Professor of History, Director of Center for European and Mediterranean Studies

    New York University

  • Isser Woloch

    Moore Collegiate Professor Emeritus of History

    Columbia University


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