Call for Papers for the international conference The CIA & U.S. Foreign Policy: Reform, Representations and New Approaches to Intelligence, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 20–21 February 2009.

Recent years have witnessed the largest restructuring in the American intelligence community since the early years of the Cold War. This conference will consider the historical and contemporary role of the Central Intelligence Agency in the formulation and implementation of American foreign relations.

The organizers invite papers and panels that address any aspect of the relationship between the CIA and U.S. foreign policy from the creation of the Agency in 1947 up to the present day. There will be a particular, although by no means exclusive, attention to issues of Agency reform, representation and interaction, as well as new approaches to intelligence.

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Please send single paper and panel proposals in an email to with the following information:

1) Name, contact details and academic affiliation
2) Paper title
3) 200-300 word abstract
4) Brief CV or biographical statement

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31 December 2008

For queries or further information contact: Dr. Kaeten Mistry:

Clinton Institute for American Studies
Belfield House
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
+ 353 1 716 1592