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Ted Lehmann, faculty program director for the social sciences, presented a paper entitled “The American Hegemonic System’s Eternal and Perpetual Interest in Oil” at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association in Atlanta in March. Lehmann’s conference paper will become a chapter in a forthcoming book on American hegemony for Lynne Rienner press. This book is edited by Alan Cafruny and Herman Schwartz, and tentatively entitled Hegemony and Leadership in the International Political Economy.