Since Operation DESERT STORM, air power has increasingly become the military tool of choice for Western governments. Air power has played a major role in conflicts since the end of the Cold War as part of state responses to violence in this period.
As such, to understand the relevance of air power in this period, this conference, organised by the RAF Museum and the Air Power Studies Research Group of King’s College London at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, aims to explore air power developments from the late-Cold War period through to the present day. The conference also seeks to bring together in one forum practitioners and academics, and wider Service, governmental and industry parties interested in the utility of air power. Themes to be explored might include, but not limited to:
- Roles | Operations | Strategy, Theory and Doctrine
- Strategic and Operational Effect | Technological Developments
- Organisation and Policy | Air Force Culture | Ethical and Moral Issues
- National, International and Transnational Experiences
Twenty-minute paper proposals are invited from those working in areas related to the study of air power. Panel proposals are also welcomed. In addition to established academics and practitioners, the organisers are keen to receive proposals from postgraduate students, early careers scholars and relevant professionals.
Proposals should be submitted to Dr Ross Mahoney (conference[at]rafmuseum[dot]org) along with a title, 300-word abstract and one-page curriculum vitae. Panel proposals of three speakers should include a panel title, 300-word precis of the panel theme as well as individual paper titles and abstracts.
It is planned to publish the conference proceedings at a future date.
Organisers: Dr Ross Mahoney (RAF Museum) | Dr Bleddyn Bowen (King’s College London)
Conference Venue: RAF Museum at RAF Hendon, Grahame Park Way, London NW9 5LL, UK
Dr Ross Mahoney