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2006 Policy History Conference

Plenary Sessions

The Politics of Social Welfare Policy Failures
Martha Derthick, University of Virginia, Chair
Edward Berkowitz, George Washington University
Alice O'Connor, University of California-Santa Barbara
Jill Quadagno, Florida State University

The Bush Doctrine: A New Departure in American Foreign Policy?
Melvyn Leffler, University of Virginia, Chair
Jeffrey Legro, University of Virginia
Jeremi Suri, University of Wisconsin

Morals and American Public Life
James Morone, Brown University, Chair
Michael Klarman, University of Virginia
Steven Teles, Yale University
Elaine Sharp, University of Kansas

Dismantling Progressive Taxation? The Bush Tax Agenda in Historical Perspective
Mortimer Caplin, law firm of Caplin & Drysdale and Former U.S. Commissioner of the IRS (1961-1964) Kennedy and Johnson administrations, Chair
John Witte, University of Wisconsin
Christopher Howard, College of William & Mary
Eugene Steuerle, The Urban Institute


Program Co-Chairs

Eric Patashnik, University of Virginia

Meg Jacobs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Conference Coordinator

Matthew C. Sherman, Saint Louis University