Netherlands American Studies Association

NASA Event: Forging the American Century

The NASA event “Forging the American Century: World War II and the Transformation of US Internationalism” will take place at Radboud University Nijmegen on 27-28 October 2016. A preliminary program can be found here (also in pdf). The keynote lectures will be given by Justin Hart (Texas Tech University), David Ellwood (Johns Hopkins University) and Bruce Kuklick (University of Pennsylvania).

The intersection of contemporary debates about the future of American power and recent developments in the field of diplomatic history compel us to reconsider the foundations and contours of the American Century. “Forging the American Century” seeks to combine the current concern for America’s changing role in the world with new and developing insights into the nature of international relations to revisit the origins of the American Century: World War II and its aftermath.

For more information about this event, please contact dr. Jorrit van den Berk (