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Evaluating The George W. Bush Presidency

University of Hawaii at Hilo
July 29-31, 2009


This conference evaluates the presidency of George W. Bush, whose tenure in office brought about vast changes in the institution of the presidency.  Participants in this conference will evaluate a number of aspects of George W. Bush’s presidency, including:

  • War Powers
  • Terrorism Policy
  • Civil Liberties
  • Judicial Politics and Appointments
  • Legislative Relations
  • Economic Policy
  • Management of the Executive Branch
  • Public Opinion
  • Media Relations
  • Presidential Power
  • Presidential Campaigning
  • Environmental Policy
  • Foreign Policy


Michael A. Genovese
Michael A. Genovese
Loyola Chair of Leadership
Professor, Political Science
Director, Institute for Leadership Studies
Click here for Dr. Genovese’s biosketch


Appropriate conference attire will be “Aloha Casual” = slacks & short-sleeved aloha shirt.

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The conference will be held on the campus of the University of Hawaii at Hilo on the scenic Big Island of Hawaii.  A number of activities, including half-day trips to the rainforest and beach are included in the conference.  An optional guided trip through the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will be available to participants.

The number of participants in this conference is limited in order to facilitate dialogue.   Please register early in order to secure a space.

  • Deadline for Registration: May 30, 2009
  • Registration Cost: $195.00


Reserve your hotel room now!  We have received a special rate at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel for conference participants, but please reserve your rooms early, as space is limited.

Please reference this conference to receive the discounted rate up to 3 days pre/post.

Conference Dates: July 29-31, 2009.
Optional post-conference field trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: August 1, 2009.

  • Standard Garden View Rooms: $95++
  • Deluxe Ocean View Rooms: $120++

Contact the hotel directly:
Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
71 Banyan Drive
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Phone: (808) 935-9361
Fax: (808) 961-9642


Paper and Panel proposal deadline extended to May 19, 2009.
Proposals and inquiries should be send to Dr. Todd Belt, tbelt@hawaii.edu, 808-974-7375.

Abstracts should be limited to 250 words. Please include name, university affiliation, and contact information for all authors/presenters.