Call for Papers | The Monroe Doctrine: History, Interpretations, Legacy

Call for Conference on December 1-2, 2023 organized by Justus-Liebig University Giessen and TraCe

December 2nd, 2023, will mark the bicentenary of President James Monroe’s famous State of the Union to the U.S. Congress. Out of the 6500 words of his full address, two sentences are remembered as the Monroe Doctrine: "No future colonization by any European power" in the American continents and "not to interfere in the internal concerns" of any other countries. To mark the occasion, TraCe and Justus Liebig University Giessen invite to a conference on December 1 and 2, 2023 in Frankfurt.

In order to examine the legacy of the Monroe doctrine two hundred years after its pronouncement, the conference will address three main questions and sections:

  • The historical background of the Monroe Doctrine in transnational perspective
  • The rearrangement and new interpretation of the Monroe Doctrine from the 1880’s to the 1940’s
  • The Contemporary Legacies of the Monroe Doctrine

Propositions can be send in English (yet, French, German and Spanish can be also accepted) by email to raphael.cahen(at); L.Castellanos(at); simon(at)
All applications must be sent by May 15 2023 with an abstract of 250 words and a short CV.

TraCe members Raphaël Cahen, Hendrik Simon, Horst Carl and Thilo Marauhn are part of the conference team.

Find the full call on Völkerrechtsblog.