1948 - 1950s


1948 First Annual Conference
Theme: The Causes of War and the Conditions of Peace
Committee Chair: Boyd A. Martin, Political Science

Quincy Wright, "The Causes of War"; "The Conditions of Peace"
Frank M. Russell, "Making the United Nations Succeed."
Eugene Staley, "UNESCO: What the Responsible Citizen Can Do."



1949 Second Annual Conference
Theme: The Causes of War and the Conditions of Peace
Committee Chair: Boyd A. Martin, Political Science


Clyde Eagleton, "Barriers to World Peace"; "Next Steps in International Organization"
Graham Stuart, "The U.S.A. -- U.S.S.R. Conflict"
Lynn T. White, Jr., "What the Humanities Can Contribute to World Peace."
E. C. Stakman, "What Scientists and Science Can Contribute to World Peace."



1950 Third Annual Conference
Theme: The Causes of War and the Conditions of Peace
Committee Chair: Boyd A. Martin, Political Science

Hans Morgenthau,"New Efforts to Achieve Peace."
Harold Benjamin, "The Role of Higher Education in an Atomic Age."
Charles E. Martin, "Problems of International Control of Atomic & Hydrogen Weapons"
J. B. Condliffe, "Next Steps in International Trade."
John Brogden, "What Can Religion Contribute to World Understanding."



1951 Fourth Annual Conference
Theme: The Causes of War and the Conditions of Peace
Committee Chair: Boyd A. Martin, Political Science


William Green, "The Responsibilities of American Labor in the Solution of the Problems of War and Peace."
Gordon C. Reckord, " The Responsibilities of American Business in the Solution of the Problems of War and Peace."
George H. Wilson, "The Responsibilities of American Agriculture in the Solution of the Problems of War and Peace."
S. Van Valkenburg, "Geography and Peace."
John O. Bell, "America's Efforts to Achieve World Peace."



1952 Fifth Annual Conference
Theme: Public Opinion as a Factor in Problems of War and Peace
Committee Chair: Boyd A. Martin; Acting Chair: Theodore Sherman, English


Max Savelle, "The Impact of Public Opinion on World Problems."
Gordon A. Sabine, "Public Opinion - How to Keep it Well Informed on World Problems."
H. Frederick Peters, "The Creation Abroad of a Public Opinion That Will Promote Peace."
Ralph M. Hagen, "The Present Status of Public Opinion on World Problems."



1953 Sixth Annual Conference
Theme: Mutual Security and Technical Assistance Programs as Positive Projects in Solving the Problems of War and Peace
Committee Chair: Boyd A. Martin, Political Science


William L. Shirer, "America's Role in Building Global Prosperity and Peace."
Kenneth Lindsay, "Asia's Challenge and the West."
H. L. Keenleyside, "The Impending Crisis."



1954 Seventh Annual Conference, March 18-19, 1954
Theme: Man's Right to Knowledge and the Free Use Thereof
Committee Chair: Boyd A. Martin, Political Science


Thurgood Marshall, "Race and Caste Distinction: Effective Barriers to Education and Democracy."
Paul F. Lazarsfeld, "Mass Media and Modern Society."
Ursula M. Niebuhr, "Men's Freedom Under God."
John A. Krout, "Higher Education and Man's Right to Knowledge and the Free Use Thereof."



1955 Eighth Annual Conference, March 16-17, 1955
Theme: The United Nations - Is It the Road to Peace?
Committee Chair: Boyd A. Martin, Political Science

Quincy Wright, "The United Nations and Charter Review."
Carlos Davila, "Regional Organizations and the Roads to Peace."
Thomas Jefferson Hamilton, "Traditional Diplomacy vs. Collective Security in the Contemporary World."
Ronald B. Levinson, "The Outlawry of War and the Nature of Man."



1956 Ninth Annual Conference, March 7-8, 1956
Theme: Cultural Diversity and World Peace.
Committee Chair: Theodore A. Sherman, English


Melville J. Herskovits, "Cultural Diversity and World Peace."
George H. T. Kimble. "Cultural Diversity and the Colonial World."
Harold H. Fisher, "Cultural Diversity in a World of Change."



1957 Tenth Annual Conference, March 20-21, 1957
Theme: Current Crises and the Price of Peace
Committee Chair: Robert E. Hosack, Political Science


Thomas B. W. Allen, "Egypt -- Key to Peace in the Near East."
Claude A. Buss, "The Price of Peace: The Challenge to American Diplomacy."
Harrison Salisbury, "The New Soviet Challenge."



1958 Eleventh Annual Conference, March 19-20, 1958
Theme: Society, Science, Security
Committee Chair: Robert E. Hosack, Political Science


John E. Burchard, "Science, Democracy, and Peace."
Joseph Kaplan, "Man Looks at a Small Planet."
Henry M. Jackson, "The Old Quest for Peace in the Age of Science."



1959 Twelfth Annual Conference, March 18-19,1959
Theme: Integrity and Expediency in Foreign Policy
Committee Chair: Robert E. Hosack, Political Science

Malcolm Moos, "The Role of Ideals in Foreign Policy."
Charles B. Marshall, "The Demands of Expediency."
Charles Malik, "Causes of War and Conditions of Peace."



1959/60 Thirteenth Annual Lecture, October 31 - November 4, 1959
Theme: Problems in the Formulation and Implementation of United States Foreign Policy
Committee Chair: Robert E. Hosack, Political Science

Robert Bowie, "Making Foreign Policy." (Moscow)
"Critical Issues in American Policy." (Moscow, Coeur d'Alene)