Arch Dalrymple III Department of History

University of Mississippi

Porter L. Fortune, Jr. Symposium

Chancellor Fortune

Chancellor Fortune

The Porter L. Fortune, Jr., History Symposium began as a conference on southern history in 1975. In 1983, it was named for Porter L. Fortune, Jr., chancellor emeritus, to honor his contributions to the success of the symposium. Past events have examined topics such as religion in the South; medicine and technology in the Civil War; Women’s history, and the place of the US South in the World.
The conference is held annually. It is a three day event that is free of charge and open to the general public.


“Cold War Development and Developmentalism in Global Perspective”

March 3-5, 2016

Arch Dalrymple III Department of History at the University of Mississippi.

Organizers: Oliver Dinius and Joshua Howard
6:30-7:45pm: Reception, Bryant Hall
8-9pm: Keynote Address, Joseph C. Bancroft Conference Room (Croft 107)
From the History of Developmentalism to the History of Inequality: Elites, Democracy, and Cold War in Colombia
Robert Karl, Princeton University

(Student Union, Room 404)
Development Thought in Global Perspective
Panel 1: 8:30-10:00am
The Developmental Imagination and India: Cold War Remodellings
Benjamin Zachariah, Universität Trier, Germany
The United Nations Approach to Development – The UN, Decolonization, and the Proposal for an International Administrative Service
Eva Maria Muschik, New York University
Panel 2: 10:30am-12noon
Hunger Politics in the Early Cold War: Brazilian Critiques of Overpopulation Discourse, 1945-1960
Eve E. Buckley, University of Delaware
Geopolitical Setting and Development Strategy in Maoist China
Huaiyin Li, University of Texas at Austin

Development Practice in Global Perspective
Panel 3: 1:30-3pm
Egypt’s “Bright Beacon to Africa”: The Affective Politics of the Aswan High Dam in Decolonization and Regional Development in the 1960s
Nancy Reynolds, Washington University in St. Louis
Politics by Other Means: Soviet Trade with Ghana and Mali as Cold War Development Competition
Alessandro Iandolo, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
Panel 4: 3:30-5pm
Life Deferred in Mao’s Town: The Cold War, Late Development, and China’s Third Front,
Covell Meyskens, Naval Postgraduate School
Repressive Developmentalisms: Late Colonialism, Development Policies and Trajectories of Imperial Disengagement in Africa (1945-1975)
Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo, Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal
(in absentia)

(Croft Institute, Gerald M. Abdalla Board Room, Croft 305)
Roundtable: 8:30-10:30am
“Cold War Development and Developmentalism in Global Perspective”