United States Air Force Historical Foundation
United States Air Force Historical Studies Office
Call for Papers
The Air Force Historical Foundation and the U.S. Air Force Historical Studies Office invite scholars, analysts, observers, and participants to submit proposals for papers to be presented at the 2011 symposium, “Air Power and Global Operations: 9/11 and Beyond,” which will be held November 17–18, 2011, in the Washington, D.C. area.
In recognition of the tenth anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001, this 1-1/2 day symposium will feature prominent U.S. military and civilian leaders, national security experts, and Air Force historians. Papers will consider topics of leadership, technology, doctrine, planning, operations, and roles and missions within the general theme of air power in the post-9/11 world:
9/11 and Operation Noble Eagle, including leadership and information management, interagency communication and coordination, evolution and expansion of the air defense mission, and budgetary impact on day-to-day operations.
The Global War on Terror and Operation Enduring Freedom, including increased heightened operational tempo, coalition interoperability, air mobility, special operations, and provincial reconstruction teams.
Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn, including counterinsurgency, joint aspects of major combat operations, nation-building, and air mobility.
New Operational Paradigms and Innovations, including the impact of precision weapons, ISR, command and control systems, satellite and communications systems, cyber warfare, and global humanitarian missions.
Time constraints may limit the opportunity to present some papers in person at the symposium. The Air Force History and Museums Program plans to publish an edited volume based on the proceedings. Thus, contributors unable to present papers will be able to share their work in the published symposium proceedings.
The conference sponsors are unable to provide transportation, food, or lodging for this symposium.
To be considered for the symposium, submit an abstract of approximately 250 words and a one-page curriculum vitae or résumé to HOH.HistorySymposium@pentagon.af.mil by May 1, 2011.
Please type “2011 Symposium” as the subject of the email. We plan to respond to proposals by mid-June. The final papers will be due by October 2, 2011.
N.B. This has been posted on behalf of the organisers.