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