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Costs of War



Costs of War Programme
OxPo Conference
All Souls College, 17 April 2018

9.00 Welcome: Guillaume Piketty and Peter H. Wilson

9.15 Session 1 | Chair: Guillaume Piketty
Mary Cox (Oxford), ‘Non-combatants and the Costs of War: Continuity and Change between the two World Wars’
Roderick Bailey (Oxford), ‘Cultural Heritage and the Costs of War’
Mark Harrison (Oxford), ‘Mitigating the costs of war: medicine and conflict in the 20th and 21st centuries’

10.45-11.15 Coffee

11.15 Session 2 | Chair: Mark Harrison
Jakob Vogel (Sciences Po), ‘The disputed costs of national conscription. The German Government and the claim for a "Honorary pension" for the veterans of the 1870/71-war in the Kaiserreich’
Clément Collard (Sciences Po), ‘The blood money – Evaluating financial, economic, social and moral costs of Great War disabled soldiers (France, 1914-1930s)’
Michael Joseph (Oxford), ‘Caribbean Veterans and the Colonial “Welfare State” Between the Wars’

12.45-2.00 Lunch

2.00 Session 3 | Chair: Mario Del Pero
Nick Stargardt (Oxford), 'The Price of "Sacrifice": German Preoccupations in WW2'
Guillaume Piketty (Sciences Po), ‘From the 1940 disaster to decolonization: French military through the World War II rolling mill’
Camille Mahé (Sciences Po), ‘“A world-wide catastrophe:” the impact of WWII on French children’

3.30-4.00 Coffee

4.00 Session 4 | Chair: Nicholas Stargardt
Mario Del Pero (Sciences Po), ‘The Lessons of Bosnia and the Rediscovery of Good and Just Wars’
Richard Caplan (Oxford), ‘Out of the Ashes: Assessing East Timor’s Reconstruction Needs after the 1999 Crisis’

5.00-5.30 Plenary Discussion | Chair: Peter H. Wilson